What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to "remember" you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a "session cookie") or for multiple repeat visits (using a "persistent cookie"). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as "first party cookies"), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website ("third party cookies"). Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as "web beacons" or "pixels." These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
Where we place cookies
We set cookies when you access our website everythingmusic.com.
Types of Cookie
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
|Category of cookies||Why we use these cookies|
|Required||These cookies are essential for our website and services to perform basic functions and are necessary for us to operate certain features. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account-related functions, store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location, and ensure our services are operating properly.|
|Analytics and Performance||These cookies allow us to optimize performance by collecting information on how users interact with our website, including which pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our website functions and to understand how users interact with it.|
|Advertising||These cookies are set by us and our advertising partners to provide you with relevant content and to understand that content's effectiveness. They may be used to collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites to predict your preferences and to display more relevant advertisements to you. These cookies also allow a profile to be built about you and your interests and enable personalized ads to be shown to you based on your profile.|
Below are examples of the cookies set by EverythingMusic.com, with explanations of their purpose. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather aims to be representative. Information about cookies that may be set by third parties, such as our ads partners, is below.
|__ssid||For processing payment and to aid in fraud detection.|
|country_code||Used in order to determine whether or not the cookie banner should be shown. Set immediately on page load and retained for 6 hours to remember the visitor's country.|
|sensitive_pixel_option||Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to the cookie banner. Only set when the visitor clicks Accept.|
Analytics and Performance
|utma / utmb / utmc / utmt / utmz / ga / gat / gid||Google Analytics. Gathers information that helps us understand how visitors interact with our websites, which allow us to create a better experience for our visitors. Our users may also implement Google Analytics on their own websites.|
|ads||Tracks if a visitor has clicked an ad before.|
Please also see the section below on third party advertisements that you may see on our site.
Advertisements from Third Parties
|Google (AdSense, DoubleClick Ad Exchange “AdX”)||https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads|
EU Cookie Law Banner
|eucookielaw||Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to the EU Cookie Law banner.|
Please note that this section is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather aims to be representative.
On a mobile device, you may also be able to adjust your settings to limit tracking.
Some analytics services we use, which place their own cookies or web tags on your browser, offer their own opt out choices. For example, you can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google's opt-out browser add-on, from Hotjar by using the Do Not Track header, and from Nielsen by clicking the opt out link found within Nielsen's Privacy Statement.
Consent for Advertising Cookies on Our Site
You may see a “cookie banner” on our website. If you are visiting our site from the EU, then we do not set, or allow our ad partners to set, cookies that are used to show you targeted ads before you click to accept. When you consent in this manner, we and our advertising partners may set advertising cookies on the site you are visiting and on our other website and services, which we use to show you advertisements about our various EverythingMusic.com products. We'll display the banner to you periodically, just in case you change your mind.
- No changes at present
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