Cookies

We uses cookies to distinguish you from other visitors of our website. This will help us to provide you with the best experience possible when you browse our website. It also helps us to improve our website. By continuing to browse gosoundcloud.com, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data, stored in a text file, that is stored in either your web-browser or the computers hard drive. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

GoSoundcloud uses the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-commerce payment processing services.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our website. They enable us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our websites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.

Cookies of third party providers and tracking

We use the services of other companies (third parties) to optimize our websites and our services. In the following section You will receive an overview of the services we use;

I. Google Analytics

GoSoundcloud uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files stored on your computer, to help analyze how users use our website.

Google Analytics cookies are those beginning with “__ut“.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. GoSoundCloud use Google Analytics with the add-on “_anonymizeIP()” so that the IP addresses later transmitted to Google are shortened and modified in advance on the European servers to prevent any direct references to particular persons. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. Your IP address, which has been transmitted by Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all functions of our website. If you like you can prohibit Google from collecting and analyzing the cookie generated data about your use of our website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here.

II. Google Remarketing and Google Adwords

Our websites use Google’s remarketing technology. This technology enables users who have already visited our online services and shown interest in our services to see targeted advertising on the websites of the Google partner network. Likewise users that are similar to the visitors of our websites can be addressed. The advertising will be displayed using cookies. These are small text files saved on the user’s computer.

Google Ads cookies are those set from domains google.com, doubleclick.net, googlesyndication.com, or googleadservices.com, and __gads, __qca,_ga set on gosoundcloud.com.

The information generated by the cookie about the website use will be transmitted to and stored on servers in the United States by Google. In the event that the IP address is transferred, it will be reduced by the last 3 digits. Using cookies, the user behavior on a website can be analyzed and subsequently utilized to provide targeted product recommendations and advertising based on the user’s interests.

If you would prefer to not receive any targeted advertising, you can deactivate the use of cookies for these purposes through Google by visiting their Ads Setings website. Alternatively, users can deactivate the use of cookies by third party providers by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s deactivation website.

Please note that Google has its own data protection policy which is independent of our own. We assume no responsibility or liability for their policies and procedures. Please read Google’s privacy policy before using our websites.

III. Facebook Conversion Tracking Pixel

With your permission, our website utilizes the Conversion Tracking Pixel service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). This tool allows us to follow the actions of users after they are redirected to a provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. We are thus able to record the efficacy of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. The collected data remain anonymous. This means that we cannot see the personal data of any individual user. However, the collected data are saved and processed by Facebook. We are informing you on this matter according to our information at this time. Facebook is able to connect the data with your Facebook account and use the data for their own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Use Policy. Facebook Conversion Tracking also allows Facebook and its partners to show you advertisements on and outside Facebook. In addition, a cookie will be saved onto your computer for these purposes.

Only users over 13 years of age may give their permission. If you are younger than this age, please consult your legal guardians.

Please click here if you would like to revoke your permission.

IV. Twitter Conversion Tracking

GoSoundcloud uses the Conversion Tracking service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). This tracking records if a user of our website clicks on a link posted by Twitter. In this way, both GoSoundcloud and Twitter can see if a registration has taken place. The identity of the user remains anonymous. The identity of the user remains anonymous. In addition, we use Twitter’s Tailored Audiences service. This enables us to appeal to our website’s users with targeted advertisements. To do this, Twitter uses a code snippet (tag) which we have integrated into our website. No personal data are collected during this process. Tailored Audiences is also used to create lookalike targeting lists.

You can find more information about Twitter’s privacy policy in their data privacy statement. You can adjust your privacy settings for tailored advertisements at this link. Twitter also supports “Do Not Track” (DNT). If you have activated this option in your browser, Twitter will not receive any browser-related information (browser cookie ID) from web partners in order to tailor their advertisements to you.

Controlling cookies

Visitors of our website may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of our website. For example it will prevent the browser from remembering which of our services you added to your cart, and wether or not you are a returning customer that is currently logged in.