About Cookies and How We Use Them
Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other device when you visit our website. The cookies are then used to gather information about your use of a site.
Cookies are commonly used to help websites work more efficiently and to provide information to website owners.
They help our website to work in the way that you would expect so that we can provide you with a good experience. They also help us to improve our site and make our promotional activity more efficient.
In general terms, cookies can be categorised into the following broad categories:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Cookies required for the operation of the website.
- Analytical / Performance Cookies
- Cookies which allow a website operator to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website. They help improve the way websites work, for example, by ensuring that users easily find what they are looking for.
- Functionality Cookies
- Cookies which allow a returning user and his / her preferences to be recognised. This means that the website can then present personalised content.
- Targeting Cookies
- Cookies which record visits to a website, the pages visited and the links followed. These cookies are used to tailor content.
More specifically, we use the types of cookies below at https://musicbackingtracks.co.uk. The table below also provides information about what the cookies are used for.
These cookies are used to distinguish each user and session and is updated each time it is sent to Google Analytics.
These cookies are used to determine new visitors and sessions and is updated each time it is sent to Google Analytics.
These cookies are used to operate in conjunction with _utmb cookie, to determine whether a user is in a new session/visit.
These cookies are used to throttle the request rate which limits the amount of data recorded to prevent our system from crashing.
These cookies are used to store visitor-level custom variable data and is updated each time it is sent to Google Analytics.
These cookies store the traffic source or campaign that explains how a user has reached our site and is updated each time it is sent to Google Analytics.
_ga / _gid
These cookies register a unique ID. We use these cookies to generate statistical data on how a visitor uses the site.
_stripe_sid / _stripe_mid
These cookies remember each visitor so that MBT does not have to store any card details.
Cross-Site Request Forgery Token
This cookie is assigned per-session to deny cross-site request forgery attempts. We use this cookie to help determine if a request has been made without a visitor's input.
This cookie identifies a visitor's access and account for the musicbackingtracks.co.uk site.
Session Cookies and Permanent Cookies
Some of the devices which are used on MBT's website are used for the current session only; i.e. to recognise a user moving from page to page on the site. This means that the cookie will expire when your session finishes.
Others are permanent cookies which will be stored on your computer and will be used to recognise you as a user the next time you visit the site.
Cookie Settings and More Information
Broadly, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. Be aware, however, that if you use browser settings to block cookies, you may not be able to access some or all parts of the site and our site may not work as intended. This is especially the case for our website because we use a minimal number of cookies and these are aimed at making our website function properly in the way that you would expect.
You can find out more about how to manage and delete cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can also find out about disabling cookies on the following sites for different browsers:
- Internet Explorer