Cookie and Internet Advertising Policy

Zink Media, LLC (d/b/a Discogs) and its affiliates adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. We believe the following information will provide additional transparency to Our Privacy Policy and practices.

To make Our sites (Discogs.comGearogs.comFilmo.gsBookogs.comComicogs.comPosterogs.com, and Vinylhub.comCratediggers.comExclusives.discogs.comAdvertising.discogs.comBlog.discogs.com, and Howtosellvinylrecords.com) work properly, We sometimes place small data files called cookies on Your device. In addition, We display internet-based ads to You using information You make available to Us when You visit and interact with Our sites. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on Your computer or mobile device every time You visit the site. It enables the website to remember Your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so You don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever You come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Cookies may have different lifespans:

Persistent cookies remember certain information about Your preferences for viewing the sites, and allows Us to recognise you each time you return. These are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until You choose to delete them.

Session cookies are specific to a particular visit to the site that carry information as You view different pages on Our sites so You don’t have to re-enter information.

How do we use cookies?

Our Cookies: If You have agreed to Our use of cookies on this site, We use Our domain specific persistent cookies to uniquely identify You after You log in to Our site. Upon successfully logging in, Our server will generate a unique and random token. A copy of the token is saved on Our server, and a copy is sent to Your browser as a cookie. Your browser, according to internet standards, sends this token back to Our server each time it requests a resource from Our server, such as a new page to which You are navigating. Our servers then look up Your secure profile using this token.

Our use of cookies this way is required to enable any features that relate to Your personal account. These include:

  • Buying & Selling
  • Adding items to a Wantlist or Collection
  • Making Lists
  • Participating in Forums
  • Saving preferences
  • Submitting to the Database
  • Messaging other users

We also use Our own domain specific cookies to assist with:

  • Login information (note: the cookie stores a unique value that identifies You after You log in, but does not store your actual login information such as username and password)
  • Buying and selling preferences
  • General site setting preferences, such as language, login status and shopping cart details

These cookies are required to utilize site features such as buying, selling, contributing and collecting.

The cookie related information is used to analyze Your activity on the site and assist with site security. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described herein.

Third-party Cookies: Our sites also uses third-party cookies to anonymously track web usage and analytics, such as:

Most third-party cookies are not essential to site browsing experience other than collecting data on how We can improve the site based on anonymous browsing behaviors and for the third-party advertisers to show You relevant ads.

We also partner with third-party services, who may use various tracking technologies to provide certain services or features, including targeted online marketing techniques such as attribution tracking, remarketing, and cross-device tracking.

  1. Attribution tracking means identifying the advertising or marketing source a user followed to arrive at Our sites, or to determine what source should get credit for site visits.
  2. Remarketing means showing relevant ads to users based on users’ prior search history on Our sites.
  3. Cross-device tracking means recognizing users across multiple devices or browsers.

Please see the Discogs Processors list for additional information about parties that use tracking technologies on our sites.

Some of these third-party services may provide us with information about You (such as demographic information, cross-device information, or interest categories) so that we may provide You with more relevant and useful advertising, enhance Our data, improve Our Services, or for marketing purposes.

We do not allow third parties to access personally identifiable information from Us via cookies or tracking technology. However, these technologies may allow Us or a third party to recognize You, either across devices or over time. We do not have control over third-party technologies, which maintain their own privacy policies, and they are not covered by Our Privacy Policy.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as You wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on Your computer and You can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If You do this, however, You may have to manually adjust some preferences every time You visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Here are some relevant cookie information and opt out options for sites in general. You can use these resources or other plugins to opt out of cookies through Your browser:

Current Cookies

The table below explains the cookies we use and why we use each of them. This list will change from time to time, so please check back often for updates. In addition, third parties not associated with us may also place cookies on your browser from time to time. Essential cookies let you use all the different parts of our websites. Without them, services that you’ve asked for can’t be provided. Other cookies include cookies used for analytics, marketing, and site functionality.

For logged-out users, we present non-personalized ads. Although non-personalized ads don’t use cookies or mobile ad identifiers for ad targeting, they do still use cookies or mobile ad identifiers for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting, and to combat fraud and abuse.

 Provider  Purpose  Category
 Zink Media, LLC (d/b/a Discogs)

 This cookie is used to alert users about the use of cookies on our websites.

 Essential
 Google, Inc. (reCAPTCHA)

 This cookie is placed to confirm you are human and not a robot when you register with our sites, send private messages, and view release sales history and statistics on our sites. 

 Essential 
 Zink Media, LLC (d/b/a Discogs)

 These cookies are used to alter content/display, maintain settings, and authenticate a user from session to session.

 Functional 
 New Relic  These cookies are used to alter content/display, maintain settings, and authenticate a user from session to session.  Functional 
 Intercom  These cookies are used for site support and user messaging.  Functional
 Woocommerce These cookies are used to maintain shopping cart data for the Discogs Exclusives site (no personal   information is stored)  Functional
 Google, Inc. (Google Analytics)  These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites to help us improve the websites. They are also used to display personalized advertisements, based on recent Google searches and previous interactions.  Analytics   and   Marketing 
 comScore  These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites to help us improve the websites.  Analytics 
 Hivewyre  These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites to help us improve the websites.  Analytics 
 Facebook  Tracking pixel placed by Facebook (if you are a Facebook user) that allows us to serve targeted ads on Facebook.  Marketing 
 Google, Inc. (i.e., DoubleClick)  These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.  Marketing 
 Amazon  These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.  Marketing 
 Exponential  These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.   Marketing 
 OpenX Technologies  These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.   Marketing 
 Sovrn  These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.   Marketing 
 bandsintown/ToneFuse  These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.   Marketing 
 AppNexus  These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.   Marketing 
 Connatix  These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.   Marketing

 

Internet Advertising 

On Our sites and unaffiliated sites, We display interest-based advertising using information You make available to Us when You interact with Our sites, content, or services. Interest-based ads (i.e., personalized or targeted ads) are displayed to You based on information from activities such as interacting with Our sites, use of devices, apps or software, or visiting sites that contain Our content or ads. See Our Privacy Policy for more information about the types of information that We gather and how it is used.

Like other websites, We use tracking technologies (collectively, "cookies"). Cookies enable Us to learn about what ads You see, what ads You click, and other actions You take on Our sites and other sites. This allows Us to provide You with more useful and relevant ads and avoid showing You the same ads repeatedly. We do not associate Your interaction with unaffiliated sites with Your identity in providing You with interest-based ads.

We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third-party sites that display Our interest-based ads. However, advertisers and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalised ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, users in a particular geographical area or users who bought or browsed for specific categories of goods). We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that advertisers and third-party sites may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by Our Privacy Policy or this Cookies and Internet Advertising Policy. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.

Advertising Preferences

You may modify the settings in most browsers to notify You when You receive a new cookie and disable cookies altogether. You can learn more about managing your preferences for ads online, particularly for many third-party advertising networks, through the following resources:

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