This Cookies Policy describes how cookies and similar technologies are used on our websites and web properties (e.g., widgets and applications) that contain or link to this Cookies Policy (which are referred to in this policy collectively and individually as the “Site”). It is intended to operate with and be read together with the cookies banner and privacy preference center that link to it.
We may change this Cookies Policy from time to time, so please check back periodically for updates. This Cookies Policy was last revised on the date specified at the top of the policy.
1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small piece of information that the Site’s server transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your device so that the contents of that cookie can be retrieved and read.
There are other technologies we use on the Site that work in a similar way to cookies by storing or accessing information on a user’s device, such as:
HTML5 local storage – this is mainly used to store and retrieve data in HTML pages from the same domain.
Local Shared Objects – this is commonly called a “Flash cookie” and is a piece of data that websites which use Adobe Flash may store on a user’s computer, typically to support website advertisements and videos.
Device fingerprinting – this is a way of identifying a unique device by combining certain attributes of the device, without necessarily having to know the IP address or setting cookies.
Scripts – these are lists of commands executed by programs or scripting engines, which are used to generate Web pages and to automate computer processes.
Tracking pixels / web beacons – these are small pieces of code loaded when a user visits a website, which can be used to track site visits, user behaviour, ad impressions and other online activities.
Plugins – these are add-ons for a program that adds functionality to it – for example, a plugin is used to enable you to watch a video on the Site.
We use a combination of strictly necessary cookies, functional cookies, targeting cookies and performance cookies, as described in the privacy preference center.
This link sets out the 1st and 3rd party cookies we use on our Site where the relevant features are enabled, and it explains their purpose and duration.
We currently use both session and persistent cookies on our Site – session cookies expire at the end of your browser session; persistent cookies last for longer.
We generally request cookies consent every 12 months. If you close your online shop account, we will erase all cookies data associated with your account within 2 hours. If you opt out of marketing, we will erase all cookies data used for marketing purposes within 1 month.
3RD PARTY COOKIES AND TOOLS
We use a range of 3rd party content and tools on the Site and click on this link for more information about them. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook or YouTube, cookies may be placed by the Site. Below are the 3rd party services we use and where to find out further privacy information about them:
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
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://www.paypal.com/in/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
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.
When we talk about “cookies” in this Cookies Policy, we mean these other similar technologies as well.
3. HOW DO I CHANGE MY COOKIES SETTINGS?
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the “Cookies Settings” link that is available from any webpage. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Confirm My Choices’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect. You may also be given the option to change your cookies settings if you are visiting a different area of the Site that has different functionality or if it would optimise your online experience to choose different settings (but this will always be optional).
Please be aware that, if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended and this may impact your online experience.
The browser settings of most web browsers also allow some control of most cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to check what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can manage cookies on popular browsers by visiting their developers’ sites, such as:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. There is also software available for download that cleans out tracking cookies from browsing sessions.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions you take, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but some parts of the site will then not work.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers. If you do not allow these cookies, some services may not function optimally.
These cookies allow us to analyse site usage so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. This may include cookies from third party analytics services. These cookies collect aggregated data. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not receive data about your site visits and will not be able to make improvements based on this.
Targeting Cookies These cookies may be set by us or our advertising partners. They may be used to build profiles of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. These cookies may share information with third parties. We also use social media plug-ins, social media tracking and cross-device tracking. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not be able to use social functionality and will experience less targeted advertising.