Last Revised April 2020
By using the Site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Cookies Policy. If you do not wish to have cookies used please refrain from visiting our site or disable them on your device.
We may change this Cookies Policy at any time. Please take a look at the “LAST REVISED” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookies Policy was last revised. This will become effective once it is updated on our site and published here.
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a text-only string of information that the Site’s server transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer or other device so that the Site’s server can read and retrieve the contents of that cookie. Cookies do not usually record your name or any information identifying individual users. Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Ben Rector) are called “first party cookies.”
Ben Rector currently uses both session and persistent cookies on this site.
Below are the major cookies used, where the relevant features are enabled on a particular Site.
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Google Analytics: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, utmz
Description: Helps analyze use of the Site through the collection of standard internet log information and visitor behaviour, such as new visitor numbers, interactions and paths through our website, response to our marketing campaigns and browser usage, all in an anonymous form. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Expiration: utma 2 years expiration. utmz cookie or “campaign” cookie has a 6 month expiration period. The utmbcookie, or “session” cookie, has a 30 minute expiration period.
3rd Party Cookies
Cookies set by parties other than the owner are called “third party cookies.” We use a range of these on our site. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook or YouTube, cookies may be placed by the Site. Ben Rector does not control the dissemination, content or specific use of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Below are some of the main 3rd party services we use:
Facebook – to help users register with our services via their Facebook account, Like or Share website content to the Facebook platform, and display content from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies
Twitter – to display content from Twitter and allow users to connect with the artist’s Twitter accounts; to quickly share information via the Twitter social network without having to log into Twitter again :https://twitter.com/privacy
SoundCloud – to display audio content in embedded players from SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy
Google– to enable users to be shown search or YouTube advertising relevant to the artist site they have visited and web analytics :https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Bitly – we may use Bitly to rebrand some links to our Sites properties as well as the websites of our third party partners to which our Sites link. Bitly provides anonymised, aggregated statistics relating to use of a shortened URL, for example by telling us how many times it has been clicked on. We do not have access to the IP address of a user’s computer collected by Bitly when a user uses its service. Bitly does not have any access to data collected on our Sites.
FeatureFM – we may use FeatureFM to rebrand some links to our Sites properties as well as the websites of our third party partners to which our Sites link. FeatureFM provides anonymised, aggregated statistics relating to use of a shortened URL, for example by telling us how many times it has been clicked on. We do not have access to the IP address of a user’s computer collected by FeatureFM when a user uses its service. FeatureFM does not have any access to data collected on our Sites.
Refusing Cookies on the Site
We want you to know how to get rid of these tracking cookies if you like. This is why we provide User Choice and list links to pages where you can manage the cookies.
If you want to clean out all tracking cookies from all your websites, here are links where you can download three programs that can clean out tracking cookies: