Cookie Information

What is a cookie and why are they used?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

Cookies are useful for a variety of reasons. If for example you visit an international website and set your location as 'Great Britain', this preference might be stored on your computer as a cookie. When you next visit the website it could retrieve this information and present content relevant to your location automatically, rather than asking you to select 'Great Britain' again.

Do you collect personal information using cookies?

As is the case with many cookies, in the example above no information is stored which would allow you to be identified personally, such as an email address. The cookie is instead associated with your device and browser, so if you were to access the same website through another computer it would not know to set your location to 'Great Britain'.

This guide has been prepared to help you understand how we use cookies and decide whether you are comfortable allowing them to be stored on your computer.

Use of cookies by Busted (first party):

The purposes for which this website utilises cookies may include but are not limited to:

Use of cookies by third party companies including partners and affiliates of Busted:

Busted works with a number of carefully selected third party companies that provide a broad range of online solutions, from traffic analysis and advertising to user experience enhancements, such as enabling you to use the same login details across multiple artist websites.

Some of these companies use their own cookies to provide these services, which may be stored on your computer if you interact with websites managed by Busted. A summary of the data collected by a selection of these third parties is outlined below.

Other third party companies using cookies:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, as well as to provide a number of key features in the Google Analytics reports. Please click here for information about how Google Analytics uses cookies and details of what cookies are set by Google.

We may use Google Analytics for the following purposes:

Remarketing: (showing our ads on third party websites). Busted and third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to inform, optimise and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our website.

Google Display Network Impression Reporting: Busted and third-party vendors, use cookies to report how our ad impressions, other uses of ad services and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.

Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting: Busted use data from Google's Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics to inform our marketing strategy.

Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using Google's Ad Settings page.

Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics using this link.

Please note that Busted has no access or control over these cookies or the policies by which these or any other companies utilise cookies to collect or use your data, and that their activities are not governed by the content of this document. Other than allowing them to be served, we have no role to play in these cookies at all.

For more information about these companies' separate privacy policies, practices, and use of cookies, you should contact the third party or relevant advertising network or advertiser directly.

Your consent to the use of cookies:

Your consent is required to allow Busted and our partners, affiliates and third parties to generate cookies and store them on your computer.

How to Block or Disable Cookies or Opt Out of Targeted Advertising:

If you want to delete or disable any cookies (or similar technologies), please refer to the instructions of your file management software to locate the file and directory that stores cookies. You may not be able to take advantage of all the features of our Website, including certain personalised features, if you delete or disable cookies.

For more information on how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please go to

If the advertising network is a member of NAI, you may be able to opt out of receiving targeted advertising delivered by NAI members by following the opt-out directions on

Also, the Internet Advertising Bureau ("IAB UK") has developed Good Practice Principles for Online Behavioural Targeting. More information and an "opt out" page to manage online behavioural advertising preferences with IAB UK member companies are available at

If you access the Busted website using a browser which is configured to allow cookies, you consent to the use of cookies including but not limited to those described in this document. If at any time you decide to revoke this consent please change the settings of your web browser to block cookies. Further details for specific browsers can be found by following the links below or searching for "Block Cookies" followed by the name of your browser online.

We may change and update our list of cookies (or similar technologies) from time to time. If you use our cookies (or similar technologies) after we have published these changes, you will be agreeing to be bound by those changes. If you do not consent to the use of the cookies (or similar technologies) at any time, please see above on how to disable cookies.