Cookie Policy

 

What are cookies and similar technologies?

A cookie is a small text file that we place on your computer, mobile phone, or other device when you visit our website to use the Service, commonly used in order to improve user experience and remember a user’s preferences. It may also be retrieved from a device after placement by a third-party website (third-party cookies).There are other similar technologies such as pixel tags, web bugs, web storage and other similar files and technologies that can also do the same thing as cookies; Acast uses the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to cookies and all such similar technologies where we collect information in this way. A cookie can be either a session cookie or a persistent cookie. A session cookie is deleted when the web browser is closed. A persistent cookie is stored until it is manually deleted by Acast.

How we use cookies?

Cookies are necessary to allow us to fully operate the Service as you have requested. The cookies we set contain an anonymised identifier that enables us to recognize who you are and your device the next time you visit our platform, what you listen to via the Service and which country you are in when you use the Service. This information also allows us to provide you with the Service in line with the choices you make. Our use of cookies means that, when you continue to use or come back to the Service, we will know your username and remember how you have customized the Service, and can remind you of podcasts you have listened to previously. We also use third-party cookies to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests.

How can you manage your cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow you to manage your cookie preferences. You can set your browser to refuse cookies or delete certain cookies. Please note that if you choose to block cookies, your experience of the Acast Service may be impaired. For general information about how to manage cookies, please visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org,https://www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.aboutads.info/choices/. You can also read more about how to manage your cookie settings here, depending on which web browser you use:

Explorer

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Chrome

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Firefox

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Safari

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411

Safari iOS

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Android

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform=Android

Which cookies do we use?

Acast uses both first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are those associated with the domain of our website, acast.com. Third-party cookies are those served on our behalf by advertisers and data analytics companies associated with other domains. Acast uses such third-party tools to collect statistics and user behavior patterns.

The third-party tools Acast uses are further described below:

Google analytics

Acast uses Google analytics to collect statistical information about our visitors based on their web history. The information is on an aggregate level and not used to track individual users. For further information, see Google’s cookie policy: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Hubspot

Acast uses Hubspot and their associated cookies for inbound marketing and social media marketing. It is used to enable possibilities to share information on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. For further information, see Hobspot’s cookie policy: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/reports/what-cookies-does-hubspot-set-in-a-visitor-s-browser

Amplitude

Acast uses Amplitude to accurately count the number of unique users of our website and apps. They rely on non-personally identifiable information and stores a limited amount of behavioral data. For further information, see Amplitude’s privacy policy: https://amplitude.com/privacy

Facebook

Acast uses Facebook Pixel which is a website plugin that allows us to measure the effectiveness of advertising by understanding the actions people take on our website. For further information, see Facebook’s cookie policy: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies

Pingdom

Acast uses Pingdom to monitor and improve the quality of service on our website. They use both first party and third-party cookies to generate anonymous customer usage. For further information, see Pindgom’s cookie policy: https://www.pingdom.com/legal/cookie-policy

Hotjar

Acast uses Hotjar to analyze the quality of interaction points on acast.com. The purpose is to improve the user interface of the website. For further information, see Hotjar’s cookie policy: https://www.hotjar.com/cookies

How can you withdraw your consent to use cookies?

Our cookies are classified as either Strictly Necessary and Performance cookies. If you don’t want the best user experience of acast.com anymore you can withdraw you consent for Performance cookies in the settings below.

Where to find more information about your privacy at acast.com?

For more information about how Acast cares about user privacy, read our privacy policy here: /privacy.

How to contact Acast?

You can always contact our support via support@acast.com.

Acast AB
Kungsgatan 12
111 35 Stockholm
Sweden

Last update: 2018-03-06