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Cookies We Set
- Mint – Mint allows us to see which pages of the site and, for example, see which artists and which releases are the most popular. Like Google Analytics below, it’s basically a glorified way of counting visitors. It also lets us see what websites are linking to us (so we can pick up reviews mostly) and roughly where people are located. This data is fully anonymous and we can never identify individual users or patterns of use through this information.
- Ribcage – Ribcage is the WordPress plugin that runs our site. It sets one cookie that tells it not to bother with asking the visitor to the site for a donation again if they have already dismissed it for a while. Only fair, right?
Third Party Cookies
A few of the things we use to make the site set cookies.
- Share This – this allows you to share our content on popular scholar networks like Facebook and Twitter. Share This works out if you are logged into their service or not, as you can hook it up to lots of social networks so you can instantly share our pages, music and downloads.
Turning Off Cookies
If you decide to turn off cookies from Records On Ribs, the About Cookies website contains all the information you need to block and manage cookies. If you are on mobile device you may have to consult the manual of the device for instructions.