COOKIES POLICY

LAST UPDATED: October 12, 2017
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 of use 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 individualusers.

  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.

    CookieDescription/PurposeExpiration
    Currency

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

    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).

    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).

    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.

    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 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.

    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.24 months
    Geo Location

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

    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.

    Stores notification information relating to user selected country profile on the Site, and the specific county selection.12 months
    background switcher

    Saves the background the user has chosen to view.

    Saves the background the user has chosen to view.Persistent
    sifrFetch

    Loads a custom font for the Site.

    Loads a custom font for the Site.Session
    Login_Email

    Stores a user’s email address.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Enables the basic forum session functions for a user.Session
    IF_ForumsRead4

    Stores which forum topics have been read for display purposes.

    Stores which forum topics have been read for display purposes.10 days
    Permission

    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.

    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.

    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 analyze use of the Site through the collection of standard internet log information and visitor behavior, 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 Warner Music website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

    Helps analyze use of the Site through the collection of standard internet log information and visitor behavior, 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 Warner Music 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

    utmz: cookie/ “campaign” cookie 6 months

    utmb: cookie/ “session” cookie, 30 minutes

    Omniture [various file names]

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

    Conducts statistical analysis of page use, interactions and use paths.Varies
    PAPCookie_FirstClick;
    PAPCookie_LastClick;
    PAPCookie_Sale,
    PAPCookie_Time
    Tracks referrals that our Aliate partners have generated and any sales resulting from these for the sole purpose of recompensing the Aliates.30 days
    AuDigent

    Serves tailored advertising on third party websites.

    Serves tailored advertising on third party websites.24 months
    id_token

    The ID token, usually referred to as id_token is a JSON Web Token (JWT) that contains user profile attributes represented in the form of claims. The id_token is consumed by the client and used to get user information like the user's name, email, and so forth, typically used for UI display. It also contains credentials used to access APIs.

    The ID token, usually referred to as id_token is a JSON Web Token (JWT) that contains user profile attributes represented in the form of claims. The id_token is consumed by the client and used to get user information like the user's name, email, and so forth, typically used for UI display. It also contains credentials used to access APIs.Persistent
    profile

    The profile token is used to store the users’ profile information (e.g. name, email etc.)

    The profile token is used to store the users’ profile information (e.g. name, email etc.)Persistent
    ZD-buid, ZD-suid ai_session, ai_user

    Used by ZenDesk to manage user support requests. Helps us monitor the health of the application. We are able to catch errors happening on the client. This information is sent to Microsoft on machines hosted in United States.

    Used by ZenDesk to manage user support requests. Helps us monitor the health of the application. We are able to catch errors happening on the client. This information is sent to Microsoft on machines hosted in United States.

    Persistent

    ai_session Persistent,
    ai_user 1 year

    cookieLawSeen

    Used to remember if the user has clicked on the cookie consent banner.

    Used to remember if the user has clicked on the cookie consent banner.Persistent
    Third-Party Cookies

    We use a range of third-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 third-party services we use:

    • 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

    • 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

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

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

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

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

    • Add This – to enable users to share website content on a variety of social and content networks: http://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy

    • 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/

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

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

    • 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:

    • 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/

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

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

    • 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 anonymized, 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.

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

    • AuDigent – we may use AuDigent pixel tags, web beacons and other similar technology. Such technologies may be used to, among other things, track the actions of the website users for the purpose of serving ads on third party websites, measure the success of marketing campaigns and compile statistics about the website usage and response rates.

    • 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/