Last Updated: October 2014
A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser or device that allows Napster or a third party to recognize you. Cookies might be used for the following purposes: (1) to enable certain functions; (2) to provide analytics; (3) to store your preferences; and (4) to administer various marketing programs.
Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires automatically when you close your browser or application. A persistent cookie will remain until it expires or you delete your cookies. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves. A persistent cookie will remain until it expires or you delete your cookies (for instructions on how to delete cookies, please see Clause 4 below). Cookies placed by the website you’re visiting or application you’re using are sometimes called “first party cookies,” while cookies placed by other companies are sometimes called “third party cookies.” Napster uses session and persistent cookies as well as first party cookies and third party cookies.
When you use the Napster Service, Napster or a third party may place a number of cookies in your browser or device. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used.
Each cookie serves one of four different purposes:
1. Essential cookies
These first party cookies are necessary to allow us to operate the Napster Service as you have requested. For example, they let you stay logged in or let us recognize what your subscription is and provide you the Napster Service accordingly.
2. Performance and Analytics cookies
These cookies collect and analyze information about how the Napster Service is being used so that we can make improvements and report our performance. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor as this information is gathered either anonymously or pseudonymously. The information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous. Any use of the information is in strict compliance with the applicable data policy. Analytics cookies may either be first party cookies or third party cookies.
3. Preference and Functional Cookies
Preference and functional cookies are either first party cookies or and third party cookies. The first party cookies store your Napster Service preferences, such as language preference, and let us operate certain functions of the NapsterService in line with the choices you make such as knowing your username and remembering how you have customized the NapsterServices. The third party cookies also allow you to “share” pages with social networks more easily and directly from the NapsterService.
4. Advertising cookies
These third party cookies are placed by advertising platforms or networks, with Napster’s permission, in order to deliver ads that may be relevant to you and your interests based upon your activities (this is sometimes called “behavioral” or “targeted” advertising). They are also used to limit the number of times you see an ad as well as help measure effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers.
If you don’t like the idea of cookies or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser’s settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to not accept new cookies. To learn more about how to do this, visit the help pages of your browser. The following links show how to adjust the browser settings of commonly used browsers:
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or do not accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
Some third party ad networks are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). You can visit the NAI’s website to find out how to opt out of members’ cookies.
We use additional technologies to help track user activities and preferences. For example, we use web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs). Web beacons are tiny graphics (about the size of pixel) with a unique identifier that are embedded invisibly on web pages or emails. They are used to track user activities and communicate with cookies. You cannot opt out of web beacons used in webpages, but you can limit their use by opting out of the cookies they interact with. You can opt out of web beacons used in emails by setting your email client to render emails in text mode only. Finally, we use local storage (i.e. storing information locally on your computer or other device) to facilitate certain functions, but we do not retain the data captured via local storage.
You may learn more about cookies and how to opt out of them by visiting the following third party websites:
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