Cookies Policy

LAST REVISED: 15 August 2020

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. 

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. 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:

  • 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 :
  • 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 :
  • Youtube – to display video content in embedded players from YouTube :
  • Brightcove – to display video content in embedded players :
  • SoundCloud – to display audio content in embedded players from SoundCloud: 
  • Akamai – to display audio and video content in embedded players :>
  • Add This – to enable users to share website content on a variety of social and content networks :
  • Google– to enable users to be shown search or YouTube advertising relevant to the artist site they have visited and web analytics :
  • Tumblr– to display content from Tumblr : 
  • DoubleClick– to measure effectiveness of online marketing campaigns :
  • Stumbleupon  - to enable users to share website content on a variety of social and content networks :
  • 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 :
  • Adobe Flash Player – to improve the user experience and to save preferences :
  • Flickr – to display photo content in embedded players from Flickr :
  • 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.
  • 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 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: