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Achieving GDPR Compliance
We have taken the decision in determining the purpose of the storage or processing of personal information, moving forward we shall not be offering a newsletter and shall be deleting any personal data held in due course. Alternatively we are offering a notification feature for Chrome/Android and Safari/Apple/iOS users that will notify when news is posted on the site. This method does not collect any personal data.
Cookies In Use on Gig Addict
Cookies and how they Benefit You
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites
Our cookies help us:
Make our website work as you’d expect
Save you having to login every time you visit the site
Remember your settings during and between visits
Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising and affiliate marketing)
Improve the speed/security of the site
Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
Continuously improve our website for you
Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
More about our Cookies
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
Remembering your search settings
Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or “Share” our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
If you contact us through our contact form on the website depending on the subject and context we may keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but you do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/iab-good-practice-principles
You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didnt as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.
We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. Our partners include: Google, Skiddle, Ticketmaster, Festicket and our PR partners.
We have a number of partners who we promote on a success-only basis (i.e. instead of being paid for advertising, we get paid commissions on the likes of ticket sales).
We use the likes of Ticketmaster, Seetickets, Ticketweb, Gigantic, Skiddle, Festicket, among others.
Cookies are required to allow us to reward these partners and these cookies are usually provided by specialist companies (known as affiliate networks). Neither us, the networks, or the partner advertising or recommending our services are able to identify you personally. We ask you to support us by allowing these cookies which ultimately help us to offer you the service we do at the price we do. Our affiliate cookies are provided by: Webgains, Affiliate Window, Skiddle, Gigantic, Festicket.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.