Follow one of the links below for further information:
- What is a cookie?
- What cookies do we use?
- How to manage cookies
You're probably already aware that cookies are simply small text files stored on your computer when you visit different web pages and can be read using the Notepad programme on your PC. Typically cookies contain two pieces of information - a site name and a unique ID. The cookie then sends this information back to the originating web site when you visit it again.
As most web browsers have cookies already enabled, should you decide you'd rather this not be the case, it's easy enough to turn them off by going to 'tools' at the top of your browser. Please note that cookies can't harm your computer or your files.
Cookies make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier, and help to improve websites. Without cookies, a website could not remember a user's preferences or registration details for a future visit.
We have classified our cookies according to the categories proposed by the International Chamber of Commerce.
None of the cookies used on our websites gather personal information about you.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential for the operation of our websites. They:
- Check if a user has closed the Cookie and/or Alert Notification bar at the top of the site.
- Verify that when you submit a form that it originates from you and not a fraudulent source
These cookies collect information about how our websites are used. The purpose of these cookies is to help us improve our website and to report website usage for reasons such as rights reporting to music collecting societies. They:
- Integrate Google Analytics to help us collect anonymous data on website visitors that help us improve our services
How to manage cookies
To check cookies are enabled on a PC...
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
- On the menu bar at the top of your browser, click 'Tools', select 'Internet Options', then click on the privacy tab
- Set the privacy level to 'Medium or Below', this will enable cookies in your browser
- To turn cookies off - set privacy level to above medium
- At the top of your browser window click on 'Tools', then select 'Options'
- Select 'Under the Hood' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, choose the 'Content Settings' button
- Then choose 'Allow local data to be set'
- At the top of your browser window click on 'Tools' and select Options
- Choose the Privacy icon
- Click on Cookies, then choose 'allow sites to set cookies'
- At the top of your browser window click on the cog icon, select 'Preferences'
- Click 'Security', check the option for 'Block third-party and advertising cookies
- Click 'Save'
Check your cookies are enabled on a Mac...
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX
- At the top of your browser click 'Explorer', then select 'Preferences'
- Scroll down to 'Cookies' - this is under receiving files
- Select the 'Never Ask' option
Safari on OSX
- At the top of your browser window click on Safari then select 'Preferences'
- Click 'Security' then 'Accept Cookies'
- Select 'Only from site you navigate to'
Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
- At the top of your browser click 'Mozilla' or 'Netscape' then select 'Preferences'
- Scroll down to 'Privacy & Security' where you should see cookies
- Select 'Enable cookies for the originating web site only'
- At the top of your browser window click 'Menu' and select 'Settings'
- Choose 'Preferences' and select the 'Advanced' tab
Select 'Accept Cookies'
For all other browsers please see the individual browser's documentation or online help files.