Cookie Policy

Gamma Gaana Limited (“we”, “us”, “our”, “Gaana”) understands that your privacy is important to data subject (“you”, “your”, “user”, “subscriber”) and we are committed for being transparent about the technologies we use. This cookie policy explains how and why cookies and other similar technologies may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use or visit Gaana website that posts a link to this Policy (collectively, “the sites”).

This cookie policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Gaana Services may have links to third party website and services. This Policy does not apply to such third-party website and services.

To make Gaana Services work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.

By continuing to browse or use our sites, you agree that we can store and access essential cookies and other tracking technologies as described in this policy.

What are cookies and other Tracking Technologies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. The other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our websites. This allows our websites to recognize your device from those of other users of the websites. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies.

How do we use cookies and other tracking technologies?

We and our partners use cookies to collect and store information when you access and/or use Gaana Services. We use cookies for various purposes such as:

  1. To enable you to use Gaana Services
  2. User authentication, i.e. to identify user and remember users’ actions, choices and preferences
  3. analytics and research,
  4. to give you a better and personalized experience and to show you advertisements and contents which may be of your interest
  5. to measure performance of advertisement campaigns on Gaana Services (e.g. number of times an advt was clicked),
  6. To give you personalised music recommendations
  7. measure and obtain insights on the user interaction with Gaana Services, contents, and advertisements,
  8. to identify your browser and device.
  9. to identify your location

Third Party advertisers on Gaana Services may also assign their own cookies to your browser (if you click on their ads), a process that we do not control.

Types of Cookies

We use different types of cookies on the Website for different purposes.

1. First Party Cookies

These are those cookies that belong to us and which we place on your device or are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by Gaana on gaana.com).These cookies are absolutely necessary to provide you services which you have requested us to provide. We would not be able to provide you services in case you opt out of the use of these cookies.

2. Third Party Cookies

Some features used on this website may involve a cookie being sent to your computer by a third party. For example, if you view or listen to any embedded audio or video content you may be sent cookies from the site where the embedded content is hosted. We do not control the setting of these cookies so please check the websites of these third parties for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. These cookies help us personalise your experience on Gaana Services. For e.g. functional cookies help us remember your language preferences, last article you have read, video you saw etc. In cases where the third party acts as the data controller, how they use the data which they collect and/or process through our Websites is completely determined by them and ET plays no role in the same. If you wish to know the list of third party cookies we use, drop an email at [email protected] and we will provide you with our key third-party providers.

3. Persistent Cookies

We use persistent cookies to improve your experience of using the sites. This includes recording your acceptance of our cookie policy to remove the cookie message which first appears when you visit our site.

4. Session Cookies

Session cookies are temporary and deleted from your machine when your web browser closes. We use session cookies to help us track internet usage as described above.

You may refuse to accept browser Cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will check if cookies can be captured when you direct your browser to our sites.

The data collected by the sites and/or through Cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above. In any event, such information will be kept in our database until we get explicit consent from you to remove all the stored cookies.

We categorize cookies as follows:

1. Essential Cookies

These cookie are essential to our site in order to enable you to move around it and to use its features. Without these essential cookies we may not be able to provide certain services or features and our site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. These cookies, for example, let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged in/out to access site content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our sites.

2. Analytical/Performance Cookies

These cookies are used by us or by our third-party service providers to analyse how the sites are used and how they are performing. For example, these cookies track what content are most frequently visited, your viewing history and from what locations our visitors come from. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Sites, these cookies may be correlated to you.

3. Functionality Cookies

These cookies let us operate the sites in accordance with the choices you make. These cookies permit us to "remember you” in-between visits. For instance, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized the sites and services, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.

4. Advertising Cookies

These cookies collect information about your activities on our sites as well as other sites to provide you targeted advertising. We may also allow our third-party service providers to use cookies on the sites for the same purposes identified above, including collecting information about your online activities over time and across different websites. The third-party service providers that generate these cookies, such as, social media platforms, have their own privacy policies, and may use their cookies to target advertisement to you on other websites, based on your visit to our sites.

Do these cookies collect personal data/identify me?

Most types of these cookies track consumers via their Device ID or IP address therefore they may collect personal data.

Accepting or Refusing Cookies

If you do not want cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some cookies and to alert you when a cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section for cookie settings w.r.t your browser that may be Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox etc.

Please note that if your browser setting is already setup to block all cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of our sites.

If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time from your browser settings. However, this will not prevent the sites from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.

You may still choose at any time to delete or disable all or part of these cookies using your browser, with the exception of the First Party Cookies which are necessary for the Website to function.

Contact us

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you require any information or clarification regarding the use of your personal information or this privacy policy or grievances with respect to use of your personal information, please email us at [email protected]