Cookies policy.

Effective as of June 9 2014.

Here at 7digital, we are committed to providing an excellent user experience, and to protecting and respecting your privacy while we do so. This policy sets out the cookies that we use and our general Privacy Policy details how we use your personal data, therefore please read both policies.  By visiting our website and using our services, you agree to be bound by these policies and our general Terms and Conditions Policy.

1.     What are cookies?

2.     What cookies do we use?

3.     Third party cookies used on our website

4.     Adjusting your settings, and more information

 

1.  What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, that a website sends to your browser that is then stored on your system. Cookies are used because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Information collected in this way can be used to identify you, unless you change your browser settings as set out below.

2. What cookies do we use?

We use cookies as part of our normal business to enhance user experience and to track patterns of user behaviour on our website.  In this section we describe the types of cookies that we use; please note that third parties may also set cookies via our website as set out the section below, over which we have no control.

Cookies placed and used by 7digital fall into the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services;

  • Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. It also enables us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern. These cookies may also provide feedback on your interaction with our newsletters, if you have signed up for them.

  • Functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region) and in general to allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted at your individual interests. It also allows you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient, for example, by allowing you to store items in an electronic shopping basket between visits. If you register with us or complete our online forms, we will use cookies to remember your details during your current visit, and any future visits provided the cookie was not deleted in the interim.

  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

3.  Third party cookies used on our website

Third parties such as advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services may also place cookies, via our website. These cookies are likely to be analytical, performance cookies or targeting cookies, including:

  • Analytical and Performance cookies which in general allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors, and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. Third party cookies may help us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. 7digital sometimes uses third party service providers to help track the activity and user flows within our service. These third parties may use temporary cookies and/or web beaconing technology to facilitate tracking individual user’s movements; and

  • Google analytics cookies, which in particular are used as 7digital contracts with Google as a third party vendor. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

4.  Adjusting your settings, and more information

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

In particular, to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Provided by:  7digital Limited. Registered office: 69 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2BB with registered number: 04843573.

History

2004

  • The company was founded by Ben Drury and James Kane, offering digital music delivery B2B services. In the year following, 7digital was powering 180 stores for record labels and brands. Our fastest release ever was 46 mins from on-stage performance to sale in Dec 2005 as part of the Live 8 Guinness World Record.

2007

  • 7digital was powering 1,000 stores and made history by enabling Koopa to become the first unsigned act to make it into the top 40 charts on downloads alone. 7digital-powered service Now Play It won “Best Digital Service” award at the BT Digital Music Awards. 7digital signed a partnership with Last.fm and celebrated their first 1 million users on the platform. In 2008 7digital launched the global API and became the first European download store to offer Warner Music catalogue DRM-free.

2009

  • 7digital launched HMV music and video download stores in the UK and Canada, as well as an e-book store for Waterstones. Lost Tunes, powered by 7digital, won the ”Digital Achievement of the Year“ award at the Music Week Awards. We partnered with Songbird to provide an integrated MP3 store and built a mobile app on BlackBerry, which won the EMEA ”Innovation Award“. 7digital integrated MP3 downloads into AOL’s Winamp media player, HMV Group acquired 50% stake in 7digital for £7.7 million, we took part in the first ever Music Hack Day in London and celebrated 7 million tracks our catalogue.

2012

  • 7digital partnered with Shazam, we launched our own Android and iOS apps and developed a unique digital music experience for Samsung devices. Network operator O2 chose 7digital as their digital music partner in the UK and 7digital’s API powered services for 120 clients with 500 million API requests served.

    In the following years 7digital expanded North American operations with key hires and launched Samsung Music Hub 3.0 in numerous territories. 7digital was selected as the music partner for Toshiba connected TV and we released the first digital music store on Windows 8.

2014

  • 7digital merged with award-winning radio company, UBC Media and went public on the LSE. We launched hi-res download stores for Panasonic and Onkyo, a Latin music radio service for SBS (Spanish Broadcasting System) and we confirmed a partnership with will.i.am.

2015

  • 7digital powered the launch of The Overflow, a genre-based streaming app, and we expanded territories for Radioplayer Worldwide. We announced that we are powering services for OpenLIVE, Tonlist, Electric Jukebox, Team Rock, CrowdTunes, Rithm, and Astro. We expanded licenses to Africa making our reach a total of 82 territories. Finally, we launched an integration with Google Cast to playback hi-res audio.

2016

  • 7digital started the year by premiering MQA content on onkyomusic at CES. We announced a new contract to power the relaunch of eMusic and won the tender to produce Jazz programmes for BBC Radio 3. We acquired French B2B streaming service Snowite (now 7digital France) and have brought on a number of new key hires. We launched 7digital Creative to look after curation, radio production, editorial and playlisting services for our partners.