COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES POLICY
Updated on 31 July 2019
BBC Studios (“BBCS”), commercial subsidiary of the BBC, publish a number of commercial websites and mobile apps (our “services”). Your trust is important to us and we are committed to being transparent about our data practices, protecting your data, and complying with data protection law. This notice describes how specialist technologies, such as cookies, are used to support our services and the options available to you.
- How cookies are used on our services
- About our service providers and partners
- Your choices (managing cookies and opting out)
- How to contact us
- What cookies are, and related technologies
HOW COOKIES (AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES) ARE USED ON OUR SERVICES
A full list of the cookies used by this website is avaiable here.
- As ‘Strictly Necessary’ to run the Service. Some cookies are necessary for effective operation of the service. For example to enable you to navigate the service, to remember your cookie preferences, to keep our service secure and for system administration, such as preventing fraudulent or disruptive activity.
- To provide additional functionality that improves your experience or that you have requested. For example, to remember your preferences and settings.
- To personalise advertising shown to you on the service. Some of our services carry advertising, some of which may be personalised, which helps us to pay for creating and delivering content to you. Advertising on this website is managed on our behalf by our publishing partner, Immediate Media.
- We may also allow advertisers to use their own marketing data to target advertising campaigns on this service and as a result, you may see advertising based upon website content you have been viewing on another website. For example, a retailer might use information about the products you browsed on their website in order to tailor their advert to you on this website.
- We are committed to following best practice in our use of online behavioural targeting technology and we at all times seek to comply with applicable regulatory frameworks, such as that of the European Digital Advertising Alliance. For more information about behavioural advertising please visit
OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS AND PARTNERS
MANAGING COOKIES AND “OPTING OUT”
You can manage your choices for this service via our cookies preference centre . You can also opt out of cookies and tracking by our contracted service providers by using the opt-out links provided above.
Advertising Industry Opt-out Tools
Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA)
European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDDA)
Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)
Managing cookies and local storage on your device
Web browser cookies: You can choose how web browser cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings including to refuse or delete all cookies. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences or follow the instructions provided at: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/, which provides information for the most common browsers.
Local Storage (Flash and HTML5): The most common browsers clear your locally stored data when you choose to delete/clear your cookies and web browsing data. Alternatively, you can manage your Flash cookie settings via the settings panel on the Adobe .
The ‘Do Not Track’ (DNT) function on your web browser
This is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to request that your browsing is not tracked. However not all companies respond to such requests and we can’t control whether our partners will or not so we advise also using the options listed above.
Ad choices for mobile applications
If you are accessing BBC services though the web browser on your mobile device, you should follow the instructions above. However, mobile applications use different technologies to recognise your device. To opt out of your app usage data being used to target advertising within apps you should follow the instructions below.
1. Go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising.
2. Turn on Limit Ad Tracking.
Visit the Apple support page for more information.
1. Go to Settings.
2. Select Google in the Accounts section.
3. Select Ads in the Privacy section.
4. Tick Opt out of interest based ads.
Visit the Google support page for more information.
1. Go to Settings.
2. Tap on Privacy.
3. Tap on Advertising ID, and turn off Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps
Visit the Microsoft support page for more information.
GLOSSARY: WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Web Browser Cookies
Other types of local storage, such as Adobe Flash Cookies and HTML5 Storage
Tracking technologies, such as web beacons and page tags
Website publishers and technology providers use embedded code to record how you interact with them (recognising your browser/device via the unique ID stored in their cookie or the device Advertising ID). They are used to help website and app publishers to better analyse and improve their services and to target advertising based on your browsing behaviour and interests. For example, by knowing which web pages you visit or which elements of a page you viewed, when and for how long, whether you viewed and/or clicked on an advert on the site or whether you opened or clicked on marketing emails sent to you.