Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The EU has recently updated its policy on cookies and asked us to make it clear to you exactly what our approach to cookies is. You read more about the EU directive on the Information Commission website here.
Free Radio uses a few different cookies depending on how you use the site. The different types of cookies are:
Location Setting Cookies
We ask you to tell us your location when you first visit the website. We then store this information in a cookie so that we don’t have to ask you next time you visit the site. By telling us your location, you are consenting to us dropping this cookie on your computer.
Log In Cookies
If you register on our website, you are consenting to us dropping a cookie on your computer. The log-in cookie contains a long string of characters that we also hold in our database. Your browser sends us this cookie when you request a page which we then lookup against a list of users in our database. When we find a match, we know it’s you. The cookie itself does not hold any personal information.
We display adverts on our site to help pay for all the technology and staff needed to run them. By using the site you are consenting to us dropping advertising cookies on your computer. These cookies don’t contain any personal information but they do contain a history of pages viewed on the computer that you are using. This is why you might see, for example, John Lewis adverts after browsing the John Lewis website. The advertising cookies also control how often you’ll see an advert.
Facebook & Twitter
Not strictly a cookie, but in the spirit of letting you know what is going on we thought we’d include it. If you are logged into Facebook or Twitter we’ll be able to show you what your friends are doing on the site. It is not actually us doing this, it is the clever people at Facebook and Twitter. We don’t hold any of the information that you’ve given to Facebook or Twitter. If you are not logged into Facebook or Twitter, we can’t show you what your friends are doing.
You are able to delete cookies at any time by using the management tools within your browser. Some browsers also allow you to run in ‘incognito mode’, which would make you appear to us as an unknown individual.