Cookie Policy

First, and contrary to popular belief, cookies are NOT programs. They don't do anything at all. They are simple 'text files' which you can read using the Notebook program on your own PC. Typically, they contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID.

When you visit a site that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your PC. The next time you visit that site, your PC checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant (that is, one containing the site name) and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the site.

The site then 'knows' that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. For instance, it can be helpful to vary content according to whether this is your first ever visit to a site - or your 71st.

Some cookies are more sophisticated. They might record how long you spend on each page on a site, what links you click, even your preferences for page layouts and colour schemes. They can also be used to store data on what is in your 'shopping cart', adding items as you click.

The possibilities are endless, and generally the role of cookies is beneficial, making your interaction with frequently-visited sites smoother - for no extra effort on your part. Without cookies, online shopping would be much harder.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include anonymous IP (internet protocol) address's, ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or BT Internet), the browser used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time people visited our site and which pages they visited throughout our site. This information is used to analyse and improve the pages offered as well as providing the most user-friendly navigation experience. Please note that this information cannot identify a particular individual.

Please note that, where we embed content from third-party sites such as YouTube or Facebook, you may also have cookies from these third-party websites installed on your device. AlbumDisco.co.uk does not control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more information.

Please also note that, if you use one of the 'sharing tools' on our website to share content using social networks such as Facebook, these social networks may install a cookie on your device. We do not control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more information.

Changing your browser cookie settings

The majority of web browsers allow you to see what cookies you have, and give you the option to accept, delete or block them.

On this page we give you the basics of how to change your setting in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari and give you links to more detailed help.

Further down the page we provide details of the cookies we are using and what job they perform.

Cookie options in browsers.

changing cookiesMost browsers give you a range of options to help you manage your cookies. Each browser's settings are slightly different but typically you can.

. View your cookies
. Allow all cookies
. Delete all or individual cookies
. Block third party cookies
. Delete all cookies when you close your browser

If you decide to block third party cookies, while most will be the tracking cookies some might be adding useful functionality so it could impact on your browsing experience.

It is also important to know that if you set the option to delete all cookies when you close your browser any preferences, including any opt outs you have set will be deleted.

Instructions by browser

While there are differences across browser versions and operating systems such as Windows,Linux and Mac OS the instructions provide should help you find your cookie settings. For more in-depth advice we have provided links to more detailed instructions.

Google Chrome

1. Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
2. Select Settings.
3. Click the Under the Hood tab.
4. Select Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
5. Click the Cookies tab in the Content Settings dialog that appears
6. Choose your preferred settings.
7. Select the Close button when you've finished.

Google Chrome allows all cookies by default, but you can restrict the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely. For more detailed help on changing settings see Manage Cookies in Chrome.

Firefox 3+ for Windows

1. From the Tools menu select Options or in Linux from the Edit menu select Preferences.
2. Select the Privacy tab.
3. Select Cookies if the option is available otherwise select the option 'Use custom settings for history' from Firefox: drop down.
4. Choose your preferred settings.

Firefox 3+ for Mac

1. Choose Preferences from the Firefox menu or the Edit menu depending on which version you have.
2. Select the Privacy tab.
3. Select Cookies if the option is available otherwise select the option 'Use custom settings for history' from Firefox: drop down.
4. Choose your preferred settings.

You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.For more detailed help on changing settings see Enabling and disabling cookies in Firefox.

Internet Explorer 7+

1. From the Tools menu choose Internet Options.
2. Select the Privacy tab.
3. Move the slider to choose your preferred setting between Block All Cookies and Accept All Cookies.
4. For more detailed cookie settings click on Advanced, check the 'Override cookie handling' checkbox and modify the settings to your preference.

For more detailed instructions see How to Set and Customize Cookies Settings in Internet Explorer.

Safari 4

1. From the Safari menu choose Preferences.
2. Select the Privacy tab.
3. Choose your preferred settings.

For more detailed instructions see Managing cookies in Safari.

Mobile browsers

Below are links for instructions for setting your cookie preferences in the most popular mobile phone browsers.
Android - Changing Browser settings
Blackberry - Turn off cookies in the browser
Safari iOS - Safari web settings
Windows phone - Change privacy and other browser settings



Last revision 26th April 2018