Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our web server to your browser. It is stored on your hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites, and will not damage your system.

PRS for Music is committed to first-class customer service. As part of this, we want our website to work effectively for all who visit it, and to deliver the best possible user experience. Our website therefore makes limited use of cookies, to provide us with a better picture of how it is being visited and used. This then helps us to further improve the website.

Here are details of the cookies currently used by the PRS for Music website:

Cookies on the website

Cookie

Details

4 cookies
__utmb
__utmc
__utma
__utmz 
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
ASP.NET_SessionId Set upon your arrival to the site. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
.ASPXAUTH Forms authentication cookie - this is required for logon functionality on the website.
StartTime#HOST#APPNAME# Cookie that enables a user to use an application within a time limit before having to login to the website again.  The cookie only stores the time to end the session and require a new login.
StaffName Used as personalisation for duplicate claims site. 
PRSforMusicIPDA Cookie used for functionality within the Search our Database application.
AFLKey
Used to track ID of the current licence application.
Stored for 28 days to allow user to build up application over time.
security Forms authentication cookie - this is required for logon functionality on the website.
.LMGR_AUTH Forms authentication cookie – used to identify authenticated user for website security.
.LOML_AUTH Forms authentication cookie – used to identify authenticated user for website security.
.CoreDataWSPortal_AUTH Forms authentication cookie – used to identify authenticated user for website security.
.SessionId_Apps ASP .Net session id – essential for maintaining state between requests.
uid User id token. 
PHPSESSID Set up by the survey service on page creation (where the page includes the survey). Removed when the browsing session ends.
wfvt_4084566355 Used by the survey service for tracking purposes (where the page includes the survey).
ZFvXlqoVpPc_ Used by the survey to track when a user has completed the survey so the survey does not pop up again.
minimised_uid_ZFvXlqoVpPc_ Used by the survey to track when a user has minimised the survey (to ensure that the survey's minimised state is preserved across page requests)
closed_uid_ZFvXlqoVpPc_ Used by the survey to track when a user has closed the survey (with the X button) so the survey does not pop up again.
ADRUM
ADRUM_
ADRUM_BT1
ADRUM_BTa
ADRUM_BTs

These cookies track errors that users may receive and provide our technical teams with insight to make sure that we can improve your user experience.

BNES_
BNIS_

These ensure that all cookies sent to us are encrypted.

ADRUM

Created by AppDynamics javascript agent. Contains the referral page URL and some timing information to assist gathering First Byte Time for some browser types. When the agent loads the subsequent page, it reads the information and then deletes the cookie. If there is no agent on that page, the cookie is deleted when the browser is closed.

BNES_ASP.NET_SessionId

Set upon your arrival to the site. This cookie is deleted when you closer your browser.

PRSFM_Cookie_Policy

Store the information whether the user has seen the cookie notification bar and closed it (with the "X") buton.

BNES_PRSFM_Cookie_Policy

Store the information whether the user has seen the cookie notification bar and closed it (with the "X" button).

_dc_gtm_UA-1656811-11

Used by Google Tag Manager for adding/updating website tags -- including conversion tracking, site analytics, re-marketing etc.

_ga

Used by Google Analytics to track and report website traffic. Also used by official Twitter widgets to further personalise the user experience.

_gid

Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.

__cfduid

Used by MyFonts to report usage tracking of custom font used on the website to ensure the licence is not being exceeded.

ads_prefs
auth_token
dnt
external_referer
guest_id
kdt
personalization_id
remember_checked_on
twid

Used by Twitter to enhance the user experience by easing interaction with official authenticated Twitter widgets on the website.

Additional tracking technologies

Facebook Custom Audiences and Twitter Tailored Audiences are utilised to provide users with relevant content including education pieces and industry news. This also incorporates Instagram because they are managed via Facebook. These tracking technologies can be opted out of directly at each of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Users can customise their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter experience by hiding sponsored posts provided by PRS for Music

Web beacons are utilised by our third party email system, Dotmailer, to track efficiency of email communications. Users can opt out by unsubscribing from this form of communication.