Your data and privacy

Websites automatically collect data about all requests for files (web pages, images, etc). Our website collects data including:

  • your IP address
  • details of the device and browser you use to access the site
  • details of the files accessed
  • date and time of access
  • for each file requested, the referring page, if any, from which you may have followed a hyperlink
  • search terms and search results
  • the domain from which your request originated
  • This information is also gathered by Google Analytics to provide web traffic reporting for Musical Futures.

In addition to data collected automatically by the website, some of our pages request additional information; in particular the registration form giving you access to our free resources.

All personal data is collected and stored in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Personal data is not passed on to third parties and will remain confidential. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to access any data held about you by Musical Futures.

About cookies

This website uses cookies to collect information used for functionality and analysis.  By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies.

Cookies are files generated by websites and stored in your browser.

Each time you visit a page on the site, information is sent back to the website server.

‘Session’ cookies are temporary pieces of information which are erased once you exit your browser window or turn your computer off.  Session cookies can be used to improve navigation on web sites or help you keep track of your shopping basket contents.  Most websites use a session cookie that stores a single id, a bit like ‘ab23cd34253dec234’.  This cookie is also destroyed when you close your browser.

‘Persistent’ cookies are more permanent pieces of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of reasons, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided, helping to determine what areas of the website you find most valuable, and customising the web site based on your preferences.

Cookies on our website

We use a number of different cookies on this site, these are:

  • necessary cookies that help visitors navigate and use the site, including logging in and saving resources
  • performance cookies, that collect anonymous information about how visitors use the site, such as which pages are the most visited. These cookies collect anonymous information only and only use any information to improve the site.

We use Google Analytics to analyse visitors to our site and use this information to report on our work and improve our service.  Google keeps and uses information collected via Google Analytics cookies for a variety of purposes. You can read Google’s privacy policy here.

We use a number of third party services which may set cookies on your computer when you use the facility. For each providers’ privacy policies please follow these links:

Refusing cookies

You can refuse to accept cookies through your browser settings – find more information on how to disable cookies here. Disabling cookies may cause some websites not to function correctly.