LAST REVISED: 8 Jan 2014

Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy describes how cookies and similar technologies are used on certain of our owned or controlled websites and web properties (e.g., widgets and applications) that contain or link to this Cookies Policy (such websites and web properties are referred to herein collectively and individually as the “Site”).  

By using the Site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Cookies Policy.  Please refrain from visiting the Site or alternatively, please disable cookies and similar technologies (as explained below) if you do not wish cookies to be stored or accessed on your computer or mobile device. 

We may change this Cookies Policy at any time.  Please take a look at the “LAST REVISED” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookies Policy was last revised.  Any changes in this Cookies Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookies Policy available on or through the Site.

1.         What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a text-only string of information that the Site’s server transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer or other device so that the Site’s server can read and retrieve the contents of that cookie.  Cookies do not usually record your name or any information identifying individual users.

2.         How we use Cookies

We currently use both session and persistent cookies on our sites.

Below are the major cookies used, where the relevant features are enabled on a particular Site.  

 

Name of Cookie

Description of Cookie/Purpose

Expiration of Cookie

Currency

 

A cookie that denotes a selected currency by the user ISO3 currency code. (e.g.,  USD, GPB, or EUR)

1 hour

Cart

Stores a unique identifier for the Cart that is used to ensure that full page caching can load the cart contents without having to load the full magento stack (32 bit alphanumeric identifier for cart).

1 hour

Store

 

Stores the magento specific store identifier for the current store being browsed (alphanumeric identifier for the store, e.g., stereoboutiqueeurostoreen).

 

1 year

Frontend

 

Stores the user session ID (alphanumeric identifier for session data) to identify a user’s visit to the Site over several page visits. This is used to maintain preferences and functions across the usage session such as a shopping basket in the store.

1 hour

Splash
SplashPage
[various  other names]

Stores the number of times a user has seen a splash page, or if the user has chosen to no longer see the message to avoid showing the user the message more than the designated number of times

24 Month

Geo
Location

Stores the ISO country code of the user by geo-detection

1 Month

ii_Globalisation

Stores notification information relating to user selected country profile on the Site, and the specific county selection

12 Month

styleType - background switcher
switchstyle

Saves the background the user has chosen to view

Persistent

sifrFetch

Loads a custom font for the Site

Session

Login_Email

Stores a user’s email address

12 Months

Login_Remember

Activates the Remember Me function to automatically display a user’s email address at the Site login (if the user has selected the Remember Me function)

6 Months

IASP_IsActive

Determines if the user is active on the forum

20 Minutes

IF_LastVisit

Stores a date of a user’s last visit to determine the appropriate content to display

1 Year

InstantASP

Enables the basic forum session functions for a user

Session

IF_ForumsRead4

Stores which forum topics have been read for display purposes

10 Days

Permission Cookieemi_privacy-accepted

Once a user has pressed the “Continue” button, notifies us that the user has accepted the use of cookies on the Site and to stop us from showing the user the message again.

1 Year

id1, id2

Remembers the user’s details for subsequent orders, when requested by the user so that the user doesn’t have to re-enter your address details again.

1 month

Google Analytics: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, utmz

Helps analyse use of the Site through the collection of standard internet log information and visitor behaviour, such as new visitor numbers, interactions and paths through our website, response to our marketing campaigns and browser usage, all in an anonymous form. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using any EMI website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above

 utma  2 years expiration

utmz cookie or “campaign” cookie has a 6 month expiration period

The utmb cookie, or “session” cookie, has a 30 minute expiration period

 

Omniture [various file names]

Conducts statistical analysis of page use, interactions and use paths. 

Varies

PAPCookie_FirstClick; PAPCookie_LastClick; PAPCookie_Sale, PAPCookie_Time

Tracks referrals that our Affiliate partners have generated and any sales resulting from these for the sole purpose of recompensing the Affiliates.

30 days

 

3rd Party Cookies
We use a range of 3rd party content and tools on the Site. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook or YouTube, cookies may be placed by the Site. Warner Music does not control the dissemination, content or specific use of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Below are some of the main 3rd party services we use:

Ø  Facebook – to help users register with our services via their Facebook account,  Like or Share website content to the Facebook platform, and display content from Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies

Ø  Twitter – to display content from Twitter and allow users to connect with the artist’s Twitter accounts; to quickly share information via the Twitter social network without having to log into Twitter again
https://twitter.com/privacy

Ø  Youtube – to display video content in embedded players from YouTube
http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Ø  Brightcove – to display video content in embedded players
http://support.brightcove.com/en/docs/video-cloud-player-cookies

Ø  SoundCloud – to display audio content in embedded players from SoundCloud
http://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy  

Ø  Akamai – to display audio and video content in embedded players
http://www.akamai.com/html/policies/privacy_statement.html

Ø  Add This – to enable users to share website content on a variety of social and content networks
http://www.addthis.com/privacy

Ø  Google – to enable users to be shown search or YouTube advertising relevant to the artist site they have visited and web analytics
http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Ø  Tumblr – to display content from Tumblr
http://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy 

Ø  DoubleClick – to measure effectiveness of online marketing campaigns
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

Ø  Stumbleupon  - to enable users to share website content on a variety of social and content networks
http://www.stumbleupon.com/privacy

Ø  PayPal – to recognize a user as a PayPal customer; customize PayPal services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness; collect information about a user’s computer or other access device to mitigate risk, help prevent fraud and promote trust and safety
https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/Privacy_full&locale.x=en_US

Ø  Webgains – to remember when a user clicks on or views an ad during the same browser session; also to de-duplicate clicks from the same source
http://www.webgains.com/public/privacy/webgains-cookies/

Ø  Adobe Flash Player – to improve the user experience and to save preferences
http://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/policy.html

Ø  Flickr – to display photo content in embedded players from Flickr
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/flickr/details.html

Ø  SmartURL – we may use SmartURL to rebrand some links to our Sites properties as well as the websites of our third party partners to which our Sites link. SmartURL provides anonymised, aggregated statistics relating to use of a shortened URL, for example by telling us how many times it has been clicked on. We do not have access to the IP address of a user’s computer collected by SmartURL when a user uses its service. SmartURLdoes not have any access to data collected on our Sites.

Ø  Third-party advertisers on our websites or web properties may use cookies and other technologies in their advertisements for statistical purposes; we have no control over cookies placed on our websites or web properties by third parties.

3.         Refusing Cookies on the Site

If you do not want your personal information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or gives you the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website. Information about the procedure you are required to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen.  You may wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers.  Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.

We want you to know how to get rid of these tracking cookies if you like. This is why we provide User Choice and list links to pages where you can manage the cookies:

If you want to clean out all tracking cookies from all your websites, here are links where you can download three programs that can clean out tracking cookies:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php

http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html

http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/spysweeper/