The noncomMUSIC Alliance Site’s Statement Regarding Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We and our service providers use cookies to collect information. A cookie is a string of characters that can be written to a file on the user’s computer or device when the user visits a site, application, platform or service.

We use the following types of cookies for the purposes set out below:

Type of cookie


Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site and to enable you to use some of their features. For example, these cookies allow us to remember your registration information while you are logged in and to provide other interactive features. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site to remember choices you make when you use the site, such as remembering your account details. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you visit the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

Analytics and Performance Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site and how users interact with the site. The information collected includes the number of visitors to the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, the sites that referred visitors to the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, the pages that they visited on the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, what time of day they visited the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, whether they have visited the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site before, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information, and to monitor the level of activity on the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

Targeted Cookies

These cookies track your browsing habits or other information, such as location, to enable us to show sponsorship credits or other messages which are more likely to be of interest to you. These cookies use information about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interest. Based on that information, and with our permission, we can place cookies to enable us to show sponsorship credits, advertising and other messages that we think will be relevant to your interests while you are using the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site or third-party services.

Social Networking Service Cookies

These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking service such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The social networking service will record that you have done this.

Third-Party Cookies

Third-party service providers that measure and analyze the use of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site for ACPR also use their own cookies. For example, ACPR’s third-party analytics service providers use cookies across multiple sites to collect visitor data (such as data related to age, gender and visitor interests). These third-party service providers use their own cookies to recognize you as a noncomMUSIC Alliance Site visitor. This Privacy Policy does not cover the cookies used by these third-party service providers.

Additionally, we use these technologies:

Metadata tags. ACPR may use ID3 tags or other metadata containers.

Pixel tags. ACPR and its service providers also may use pixel tags, alone or in conjunction with cookies. A pixel tag, also known as a web beacon or clear GIF, is an electronic image that can be used to recognize certain information on your device, such as cookies or the time and date a web page is viewed. Cookies and these other tracking technologies enable us to assign a unique number to a user’s device, and relate information about a user’s use of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site to other information about the user, including personal information. These technologies also enable ACPR and its service providers to recognize you when you access the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site using different computers, devices or browsers.

Flash technology. We also may use Flash cookies (which are also known as Flash LSOs) on the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site to collect and store information about your use of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site. Unlike other cookies, Flash cookies cannot be removed or rejected via your browser settings. If you do not want Flash cookies stored on your device, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash LSO storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash LSOs by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions. Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash LSOs may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with certain of the applications, features or services of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.