USE OF COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

Effective January 1, 2013

Artist Radar uses cookies and other similar technologies, such as pixels or local storage, to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience. Here are some of the ways that the Artist Radar services - including our various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, and ads - use these technologies: to log you into Artist Radar, save your preferences, personalize the content you see, protect against spam and abuse, and show you more relevant ads.

Below we explain how Artist Radar, our partners, and other third parties use these technologies, your privacy settings and the other options you have.

WHAT ARE COOKIES, PIXELS, AND LOCAL STORAGE?
Cookies are small files that websites place on your computer as you browse the web. Like many websites, Artist Radar uses cookies to discover how people are using our services and to make them work better.

A pixel is a small amount of code on a web page or in an email notification. As many services do, we use pixels to learn whether you have interacted with certain web or email content. This helps us measure and improve our services and personalize your experience on Artist Radar.

Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your computer or mobile device. We use local storage to customize what we show you based on your past interactions with Artist Radar.

WHY DOES ARTIST RADAR USE THESE TECHNOLOGIES?
Artist Radar uses these technologies to deliver, measure, and improve our services in various ways. These uses generally fall into one of the following categories:

Authentication and security:
- To log you into Artist Radar
- To protect your security
- To help us detect and fight spam, abuse, and other activities that violate the Artist Radar Rules

For example, these technologies help authenticate your access to Artist Radar and prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your account. They also let us show you appropriate content through our services.


Preferences:

- To remember information about your browser and your preferences

For example, cookies help us remember your preferred language or country that you are in. We can then provide you with Artist Radar content in your preferred language without having to ask you each time you visit Artist Radar. We can also customize content based on your country or to withhold certain content based on applicable local laws.


Analytics and research:

- To help us improve and understand how people use our services, including Artist Radar buttons and widgets, and Artist Radar Ads

For example, cookies help us test different versions of our services to see which particular features or content users prefer. We might also optimize and improve your experience on Artist Radar by using cookies to see how you interact with our services, such as when and how often you use them and what links you click on. We may use Google Analytics or similar services to assist us with this.


Personalized content:
- To customize our services with more relevant content, like tailored news, ads, and suggestions or recommendations

For example, local storage tells us what you have viewed already so that we can show you the appropriate new content. Cookies can help us make smarter and more relevant suggestions about who you might enjoy following.


Advertising:

- To help us deliver ads, measure their performance, and make them more relevant to you based on criteria like your activity on Artist Radar and visits to our ad partners' websites

For example, we use cookies and pixels to tailor ads and measure their performance. Using these technologies, we can show you ads and evaluate their effectiveness based on your visits to our ad partners' websites. This helps advertisers provide high-quality ads and content that might be more interesting to you.

WHERE ARE THESE TECHNOLOGIES USED?
Artist Radar uses these technologies on our own websites and services and on other websites that have integrated our services. This includes our advertising and platform partners' websites and sites that use Artist Radar buttons or widgets, like our follow buttons. Third parties may also use these technologies when you interact with their content from within our services, like when you click a link or stream video on Artist Radar from a third-party website.

WHAT ARE MY PRIVACY OPTIONS?
You can modify your settings in most web browsers to accept or deny all cookies, or to request your permission each time a site attempts to set a cookie. Although cookies are not required for some parts of our services, Artist Radar may not work properly if you disable cookies entirely.