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Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy forms part of our general Privacy Policy. You can read the full Privacy Policy.

Cookies and similar technology

In common with most websites, we use cookies and other standard internet technologies to help us improve the Website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

If you choose to use the Website without blocking or disabling cookies or opting out of other technologies, you will indicate your consent to our use of these cookies and other technologies and to our use (in accordance with this policy) of any personal information that we collect using these technologies. If you do not consent to the use of these technologies, please be sure to block or disable them using your browser settings, the opt-out links identified in this policy, or the settings within our mobile apps.

Twitter Widget

We have integrated the Twitter widget (“Widget”) of the company Twitter Inc. (“Twitter”) on our Website. When accessing a website where the Widget is placed, automatically a connection is made to the servers of Twitter, which are located in the United States.

When you visit our Website you automatically load the Widget for display, and Twitter receives certain information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, and the address of the website where the Widget is integrated, and places a cookie that recognizes your browser (“Widget Data”). In connection with the cookie, Twitter can theoretically recognize which pages you have visited across various websites, provided that the Widget has been implemented there. On Twitter’s own account, Twitter uses the data to tailor content for you based on your visits to third-party websites, and may give suggestions for people to follow on Twitter, if you have a Twitter account.

According to Twitter, Twitter starts the process of deleting or aggregating Widget Data after a maximum of 10 days and is usually instantaneous but in some cases may take up to a week. We have no direct influence on which data Twitter collects, processes and uses when you visit our Website.

Learn here how to opt-out of tailored suggestions here.

For further information on how Twitter uses log-data, please see Twitter’s privacy policy.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our website. The information generated by this cookie (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your, and other users’, use of our Website, compiling reports for us on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Please note that Google only receives your truncated IP address. This is sufficient for Google to identify (approximately) the country from which you are visiting our sites or accessing our players, but is not sufficient to identify you, or your computer or mobile device, individually.

Google cookies are those beginning “__ut”.

You can find more information here, including a link to Google’s privacy policy.

To opt out of this analysis by Google, please see the Opting out section below.

Opting out

You can use the settings within your browser to control the cookies that are set on your computer or mobile device. To find out how to see what cookies have been set and how to reject and delete cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. To opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our website and other websites, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Information

If you wish to access, amend or delete any other personal information we hold about you, or if you have any objection to the processing of any information that we hold about you, please contact us at privacy@soundcloud.com, or at SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany.

We have done our best to provide you with clear and comprehensive information about our use of cookies and similar technologies. If you choose to use the Website without blocking or disabling cookies or opting out of these technologies (as described above), you will indicate your consent to our use of these cookies and other technologies and to our use (in accordance with this policy and our Privacy Policy) of any personal information that we collect using these technologies. If you do not consent to the use of these technologies, please be sure to block or disable them using your browser settings, the opt-out links above, or the settings on your mobile device.

Effective Date: June 2016