Cookie Policy

Information about DACS cookies

The Website uses cookies to distinguish You from other users of the Website. This helps DACS to provide You with a good experience when You browse the Website and also allows DACS to improve the Website. By continuing to browse the Website, You are agreeing to DACS’ use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that DACS stores on Your browser or the hard drive of Your computer if You agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to Your computer's hard drive.

Information DACS collects through the Website

With regard to each of Your visits to the Website DACS may automatically collect the following information:
  • technical information, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect Your computer to the Internet, Your login information, browser type and version, time-zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • information about Your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from the Website (including date and time); products You viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any telephone number from which the DACS customer service telephone number was contacted.

Information DACS receives from other sources

DACS may receive information about You if You use any of the other websites DACS operates or services DACS provides. DACS is also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, analytics providers and search information providers) and may receive information about You from them.

DACS does not automatically log personal data, nor does DACS link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals.  DACS does not allow the sharing of aggregated anonymous analytics data with their analytics provider.
DACS uses the following cookies:
  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable You to log into secure areas of the Website, register for an account and license images.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: These are cookies that allow DACS to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps DACS to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.  DACS does not collect or store Your personal information alongside this analytical information, so it cannot be used to identify who You are.

A cookie cannot give DACS access to Your computer or any information about You, other than the data You choose to share with DACS.  Cookies cannot be used to track Your browsing activity on any other websites.

You can find more information about the individual cookies DACS uses and the purposes for which DACS uses them below.

Artist's Resale Right: Artists Search disclaimer

On your first visit to the Artist's Resale Right Artists Search on this website, you will be greeted by a pop-up message giving you information about the nature of the search results. When you close the message, we will store a cookie so that your computer knows you have seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Typical Content Expires
DacsOnline.ARRSearchFormCookie A record that you have closed the popup box. 1 month

Remembering your information when you fill in forms

If you fill in certain forms on our site – for instance, applying for a copyright licence, or claiming Payback through your online account – you will be given the option to tick a box in order to remember your details for the next time you fill out the form. If you chose this option, we will store your details in a cookie.

Name Typical Content Expires
DacsOnline.CopyRightLicencingForm The details you enter, stored in plain text 1 month 
DacsOnline.ArtMarketSalesForm The details you enter, stored in plain text 1 month

You block cookies by activating the setting on Your browser that allows You to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if You use Your browser settings to block all cookies (including cookies essential to the delivery of the Website and its services) You may not be able to access all or parts of the Website.

Google Analytics

DACS uses Google Analytics to collect information about how people use the Website.  DACS does this to make sure the Website meets the needs of its users and to understand how to improve it.

Google Analytics shares information about what pages You visit, how long You are on the Website, how You found the Website and what You click on.  DACS does not collect or store Your personal information (e.g. name/address) alongside this information, so it cannot be used to identify who You are.  DACS does not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. You can find out more about Google Analytics on their website, which also provides global opt-out tools.

Ensuring our content management system works properly

We use a content management system called Kentico to run the DACS website. Kentico sets various cookies to do things like storing ratings, logged in states, language preferences and forms preferences.

We use little of Kentico’s advanced functionality. We do not associate any of the Kentico cookies with your personal data.

A full list of cookies used by the CMS are available on the Kentico website.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which DACS has no control. You may be unable to access or use all aspects of the Website unless You accept such third party cookies.

Last updated: 22 December 2014