ASCAP Cookie Policy

Last Updated April 25, 2019

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP,” “we,” “us,” “our”) wants you to be familiar with how we use cookies and other tracking technologies. This Cookie Policy applies regardless of the Device you use to access the Services. You should also review our Terms of Use Agreement, which governs your use of the Services and Privacy Policy, which outlines how we may process information about you. Any capitalized terms that are not defined in this Cookie Policy shall have the meaning given in the Terms of Use Agreement.


A cookie is a small data file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer, tablet, smartphone or other device when you visit a Site. Some cookies are functional and enable additional functionality when a user accesses the Site (e.g., allows users to save user preferences or language suggestions). Other cookies are non-functional and allow the Site and third parties to tailor messages and advertising relevant to a user’s interests. When we refer to cookies, this includes other similar technologies such as flash cookies, pixel tags, web beacons or bugs (including transparent or clear gifs). We use cookies to keep track of how you use our Site and services so we may provide a personalized service.


First, we do not place cookies until you elect to continue using our Sites after our cookie banner displays.

We use the following types of cookies:

  1. Required Cookies: These Cookies are necessary to enable ASCAP’s core business functionality on the website (e.g., creating, logging into, or taking action in an ASCAP account) and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are typically set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or completing forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but certain portions and/or functionality of the site may not work if you do so.

  2. Functional Cookies: These Cookies are not strictly necessary to enable ASCAP’s core business, but allow the site to function and cannot be switched off in our systems at this time. Some of these Cookies collect aggregated and anonymized information used to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve user experience. Others include third-party Cookies that deliver optional, enhanced functionality and personalization, such as embedded third-party music or video players.

  3. Targeting and Social Media Cookies: These Cookies include those set by social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks, as well as advertising or tracking Cookies that may be dropped by third-party tools on our site, over which ASCAP has no control. These may be capable of tracking your browsing activities across other sites and building a profile of your interests. The types of information collected and activities tracked are subject to such third-party’s terms and conditions. Disabling these Cookies may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit and will block this site’s social media sharing functionality and access to certain content.

For more information about the types of cookies we deploy, the purposes for which they are deployed, and how to control the use of cookies on your device, please see our Cookie Preference Center. You can also learn more about cookies at,, and


Our cookies and other tracking technologies will collect persistent identification numbers to enable our Site to recognize you as a repeat visitor and apply your settings, preferences you set on our Site, actions you take on our Site and your browsing history. Your data will be processed in the United States in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


Our Cookies. We deploy cookies to help us to: identify how users navigate to and around our Site; track your use of the Site (e.g., to enable us to process your orders or service requests) and enable some of the features within the Site that may be beneficial to you (e.g., allow you to adjust language preferences); recognize you when you return to our Site (this speeds up your access to the Site as you do not have to log in each time); carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services; help us better understand your requirements and interests; enable you to post comments; pictures and articles on your social media accounts; create our and our partners’ marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalized to your interests; analyze audience size and user experience; and otherwise make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable. We may also use technologies, such as our own cookies, to provide you with personalized online display advertising tailored to your interests. More information is provided in our Cookie Preference Center.

Third-party cookies. We may also use cookies issued by third parties to track the Sites you visited before and after our Site or search terms you used immediately prior to visiting our Site. We may also use such cookies to display content from third parties, such as third-party video or music players. You will find additional information about these cookies in our Cookie Preference Center. The third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our Sites. If you want further information please go to the site for the relevant third party.


The information we obtain from our use of cookies may contain your personal data but only where you voluntarily provide it (e.g., by completing an online member enrollment form, updating your member profile or entering your email address into a subscriber box) or where you request services from us. We will process your personal data for “required” cookies based on our legitimate interests. For “functional” and “targeting and social media” cookies, we will process your personal data based on your consent. For more information about how we process your personal information, obtain consent and how you may withdraw consent you can visit our Privacy Policy.

By continuing to browse on our Site you consent to us deploying cookies as described in this Cookie Policy. If you do not wish to accept cookies from our Site, or would like to stop cookies being stored on your device in the future, you can change the settings in the Cookie Preference Center. Note that changing cookie settings may affect certain features within this Site.

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies or this Cookie Policy, you may contact us via our online Privacy Inquiry.