Cookies Policy

Use of cookies by DACS

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer to collect standard visitor information.
The DACS website (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 allows DACS to make website improvements.
A cookie cannot give DACS access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you share with DACS. Cookies cannot be used to track your browsing activity on any other websites.
By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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

Information DACS collects through the Website

DACS may automatically collect information on each of your visits to the website which includes:

  • your 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.

Description of Cookies used by DACS 

DACS uses the following types of 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.
  • Third party targeting cookies: These cookies allow you a better experience when using other third party websites in conjunction with the DACS website, which include social media sites and payment providers. DACS does not collect or store your personal information alongside this analytical information, so it cannot be used to identify who you are. 
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.

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 

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 name, address or other data you have provided to DACS alongside this information. DACS does not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. You can find out more about Google Analytics on their website.

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.

Third parties

Please note that third parties (including, for example, social media sites, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, which may also be in operation when you use the DACS website. DACS has no control over these cookies.

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies.
If you do not want your information shared with Google Analytics you can install a Google Analytics opt-out plugin. You can find out more about this plugin and how to install it on Google's website.

Last updated: 18 May 2018