Our use of cookies

As a result of changes to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive which came into effect on 26th May 2011, it is unlawful for websites to store information in cookies on a user's machine without explicit consent, although there are exceptions.

The Audio Archive software does make use of a cookie, but we believe that our use falls within the area of exemption. It is a non-intrusive, first party session cookie that contains no personal information, and is required to enable the site to provide a mainstream facility to its users. We attempt to set a PHP session cookie on your machine when you select a recording. It has the name 'PHPSESSID' and a value similar to '449903ffe47e08e9f2d80b04bc8' which is randomly generated by the PHP pre-processor. This is done to allow us to pass the recording number to the Add comment  transaction if you choose to add a new comment to the recording. No information about you or your machine is stored within this cookie, and no attempt is made to track your activity. We consider this to be a "user-input" cookie as defined by the EU interpretation of the legislation, and as such, is specifically permitted by Article 5.3 of Directive 2002/58/EC.

If you do not wish us to set a cookie on your machine and you wish to access a recording, please ensure that cookies are disabled in your browser and that you do not wish to add a comment to an Audio Archive entry. If we cannot set a cookie and hence initiate a PHP session, you will be unable to create a comment and an attempt to do so will result in your browser session being redirected to this page.

For further information, please contact the Webmaster.

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