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Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to and stored on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to provide you with a good experience while you browse, and also to provide information which can help website owners to improve websites.

Our site uses cookies to:

  • make our site work.
  • collect anonymous data on how users navigate our site, which helps us to improve it.
  • provide additional content to you from third party websites, for example Youtube videos.

We do not use cookies to:

  • inform what advertising is provided to you.
  • collect any personally identifiable information.
  • pass personal identifiable data to third parties.

What cookies will we use and for what?

We have split the cookies used on our site into three categories – strictly necessary cookies, analytics cookies, and third party cookies.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like music services and web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be performance cookies or advertising cookies.

A. Analytics cookies

These cookies allow us to collect anonymous data on how users navigate the site.

Cookie: _ga
Google Analytics
Identifies visitors.

Cookie: _gid
Google Analytics
Tracks visitors' journey through the website.

Cookie: _gat
Google Analytics
Limits the number of requests sent to Google.

We use the 'IP Anonymization' feature in Google Analytics for your privacy. More details are available here.

B. Third party cookies

We use some third party services or software on our website. We make every effort to provide third party content to users with privacy in mind.

If you go to a page on our website that contains this ‘embedded’ content you may be sent cookies from these websites, for example YouTube videos or audio from Soundcloud or Bandcamp. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

For YouTube video embeds and Twitter widgets, we specifically request non-cookie-setting versions of these services to maximise your privacy.

SoundCloud require us to link to their cookie policy.

Controlling use of cookies

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser.

Please note however that if you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Unless you have adjusted your internet browser settings to block cookies, our site will set cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit