Privacy Policy

Cookies [HTTP]

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. At we use cookies to keep track of what you have in your basket, and to remember you when you return to our site. To order products on, you need to have cookies enabled. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, however, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. For more information, please visit []. If you continue using our website we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on [] website. Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for.

Cookie Type Cookie Name Description Opt-out link
Strictly necessary Strictly Necessary cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas, shopping baskets and online billing.
cuser Remembers user country, user currency, user type, and user ID
ASP.NET_SessionId Provides session information such as shopping basket
cloggedin Determines if the user logged into the site
Functionality Functionality cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.
ipad_popup Informs the users about our Sheet Music Direct for iPad app
Performance Performance cookies collect information about how customers use our website e.g. which pages they visit, and if they experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify them - all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works and understand what interests our users.
__utma Provides site analytics
__utmb Provides site analytics
__utmc Provides site analytics
__utmz Provides site analytics
Behavioral Behavioral cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.
BaynoteUserId Provides similar product recommendations
BaynoteUserCode Provides similar product recommendations
bn_u Provides similar product recommendations
bn_trail Remembers your recently viewed products
user_cookie_agreement Allows site to determine if user has seen cookies is committed to keeping the personal details of its visitors and customers private and secure. Information is kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and our communications comply with the Privacy And Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

We will not sell or share your personal details with unrelated third parties, partners or affiliates, without explicitly asking for your consent in advance.

Personal Information

User submitted information:

When you register for an account or place an order with, you are required to enter certain information, such as:

  • your name,
  • your billing address,
  • your phone number,
  • your email address.

We may use this personal information for the following purposes:

  • to contact you about the status of your order,
  • to efficiently process your order,
  • to conduct anonymous and aggregate research into a) the way our website is used and b) the purchasing patterns of our customers.

Any personal information which we hold will be held securely, in accordance with our internal security policy and the law.

Automatically gathered information: keeps server log files which enable us to gather anonymous information about the visitors to our website. The information gathered includes:

  • operating system,
  • browser type,
  • IP (Internet Protocol) address,
  • country of origin,
  • time and date of visit.

Sheetmusicdirect also uses technologies such as JavaScript and "cookie" files to track anonymous user behaviour on the site. This helps us identify trends in user behaviour and helps us to optimise the site for a better overall user experience. You can disable cookies and JavaScript in your browser, but doing so may negatively affect your experience on our website.

Please note that cookies must be enabled to place an online order with us. For more information about cookies, please visit

Email Communications uses "clear gifs" (also known as pixel tags) and other techniques to record information about our email communications. A clear gif is an invisible graphic file that we include in most of our HTML-based emails.

When a message with a clear gif is opened, your email program will access Sheetmusicdirect's servers to retrieve the image file, allowing Sheetmusicdirect to record and store information such as:

  • date and time the email was opened,
  • if a user is capable of receiving HTML emails.

Our HTML emails also record information on which links within an email have been clicked on. We use this information to optimise our email communications, and provide a better service to our customers.

If you wish to opt-out of receiving HTML emails from us and would rather receive text emails (which we do not track), please follow the instructions given in our newsletters, or contact


If you wish to unsubscribe from our email newsletters, please use the 'unsubscribe' link provided at the bottom of each newsletter, or send an email to with the subject line "Unsubscribe".

Anti-Spam is opposed to the sending of unsolicited email, otherwise known as "spam". Sheetmusicdirect will not sell, exchange or distribute members' confidential information from our opt-in email lists to any third party.

All emails sent by Sheetmusicdirect that are not directly related to an order placed on our site (ie where you have opted to receive our newsletter) will have instructions on how to unsubscribe or opt-out of our mailing list in the footer of the message.

Sheetmusicdirect is committed to following the electronic mail guidelines (Regulations 22 and 23) of the Privacy And Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

Customer Support records certain technical information about your browser and operating system when you fill in an online support form. This information can help us to resolve your problem quickly and effectively, and is not used for any other purpose than customer support.

If you have any questions about the privacy policy, please contact