Effective Date: November 22, 2019
To make Our sites and applications (including discogs.com and other future sites or applications we may develop) 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.
- 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:
- Google, https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
- Hivewyre, http://hivewyre.com/privacy-policy/
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.
- 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.
- Remarketing means showing relevant ads to users based on users’ prior search history on Our sites.
- 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.
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:
- Your Online Choices
- The Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising
- Network Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out
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.
|Zink Media, LLC (d/b/a Discogs)||
|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.
|Cloudflare, Inc.||This cookie is used for security and content delivery purposes.||Essential|
|OneTrust, LLC||These cookies are used to manage cookie consent settings 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|
|Woocommerce||These cookies are used to maintain shopping cart data for the Discogs Exclusives site (no personal information is stored)||Functional|
|Zendesk|| These cookies are used to assist in customer support issue resolution.
|Transifex||These cookies assist with translations on the websites.||Functional|
|BambooHR||These cookies relate to our career postings page on the website.||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|
|Automattic|| These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites to help us improve the websites.
|Hivewyre||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites to help us improve the websites.||Analytics|
|Fabric|| These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our apps to help us improve the apps.
|Firebase|| These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our apps to help us improve the apps.
|Flurry||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our apps to help us improve the apps.||Analytics|
|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|
|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|
|Teads SA||These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.||Marketing|
|Predictive Pop, Inc. d/b/a AuDigent||These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.||Marketing|
|Online Media Solutions LTD DBA Brightcom||These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.||Marketing|
|Pubmatic||These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.||Marketing|
|District M||These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.||Marketing|
|These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.||Marketing|
|YouTube||These cookies allow us to deliver relevant advertising content.||Marketing|
|Shopify||These cookies are used to maintain shopping cart and checkout data for the Discogs merchandise store.||Essential, Functional and Analytics|
|DanAds||These cookies are used to display advertising platform information.||Functional|
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.
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: