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. Any changes in this Cookies Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookies Policy available on or through the Site.
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.
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 country selection. 12 Month
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
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 Hit My Heart Songs 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
AuDigent Serves tailored advertising on third party websites. 24 months
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:
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 : https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Brightcove – to display video content in embedded players :
SoundCloud – to display audio content in embedded players from SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy
Akamai – to display audio and video content in embedded players : https://www.akamai.com/html/policies/privacy_statement.html/li>
Add This – to enable users to share website content on a variety of social and content networks : https://www.addthis.com/privacy
Google– to enable users to be shown search or YouTube advertising relevant to the artist site they have visited and web analytics : https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Tumblr– to display content from Tumblr : https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy
DoubleClick– to measure effectiveness of online marketing campaigns : https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
Stumbleupon - to enable users to share website content on a variety of social and content networks : https://www.stumbleupon.com/privacy
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
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 : https://www.webgains.com/public/privacy/webgains-cookies/
Adobe Flash Player – to improve the user experience and to save preferences : https://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/policy.html
Flickr – to display photo content in embedded players from Flickr : https://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 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.
3. Refusing Cookies on the Site
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: