Last updated: June 8, 2022
Audacy and third parties may collect information about you when you use our Services by using cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies. Using these technologies helps us to provide you with a better experience when you use our websites and digital Services. It also helps us learn how to improve our Services.
Table of Contents
- What are Cookies?
- What are Web Beacons?
- How to Contact Us about this Policy
1. What are Cookies? Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”). Audacy may allow third parties to place their own cookies or similar technologies within your browser in order to serve you relevant advertising online, help us measure traffic and effectiveness, provide you with access to social media networks, functionality and services, and to allow us to conduct surveys and research in which you agree to participate.
2. What are Web Beacons? Web beacons (sometimes called transparent GIFs, clear GIFs, or web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a way for us to deliver a small graphic image (usually invisible) on a web page or in an email. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Web beacons are used to improve your experience on our Services, including helping provide you with content customized to your interests. They also help us understand whether users read email messages and click on links contained in those messages so that we can deliver relevant content and offers. Our web beacons may collect some contact information (e.g., the email address associated with an email that contains a web beacon).
Below is a list of categories of cookies and similar technologies that we may use on our sites and applications, and a summary of how they are used.
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our websites. They enable you to move around the sites and use their features. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our websites when they are using them. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how our websites and applications work.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. These cookies allow a site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide more enhanced, personal features.
- Advertising cookies and web beacons. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They are used to (1) deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests; (2) limit the number of times you see an advertisement; (3) help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign; and (4) understand people’s behaviour after they view an advertisement. We will use this information in an effort to make our websites and Services, and the advertising displayed on them more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. Disabling this function does not mean that you will see less advertising; rather you may see advertisements less relevant to your interests.
You can find more information about the first-party cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them by clicking on the Cookie Settings link located at the bottom of each Audacy website.
When you use our search function, your web browser also may send the Internet address, or URL, of the search results page to a third-party webpage as part of standard HTTP web protocol. The URL of the search results page may sometimes contain the keywords used in the search query you entered. Some of the advertisements you see or hear may be based on these keywords.
Whether cookies are placed on your computer or mobile device is something you can control. Virtually all web browsers allow you to run a scan to see the cookies that are in use, along with the ability to clear them individually or clear all of them. To find out how to do this go to aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our websites and Services. For visitors outside of the United States, please click on the Cookie Settings link located at the bottom of each Audacy website to update your preferences (sample preferences are below).
|Strictly Necessary cookies||ALWAYS ON|
|Analytical or performance cookies||ON/OFF|
- the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) – this allows you to opt out of behavioural advertising from each of the ad networks represented by the NAI or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies;
- the Internet Advertising Bureau (“IAB”) – “Your Online Choices” page. This allows you to choose not to receive behavioural advertising from each of the advertising networks represented by the IAB;
- the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) and Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada (“DAAC”), these organizations have developed an industry self-regulatory program to give consumers a better understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on their online behavior across different websites.
If you opt out of having your information used to deliver advertisements tailored to your interests, you will continue to see or hear advertisements on Our Services, but these advertisements may not be as relevant to you. Please note that most of these choices work by setting a cookie that overrides the behavioural advertising cookie. If you clear all your cookies, you will also clear these opt-out cookies, therefore changing your preferences. In this instance you would need to select your preferences again.
Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals, which is a privacy preference that users can set to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. If we receive a “Do Not Track” signal we will opt-out your web browser from receiving advertising cookies.
6. How to Contact Us About this Policy
If you have questions regarding this Policy or to request this Policy in another form, please contact us and we will endeavor to respond to your request within a reasonable period of time:
2400 Market St., 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Attn: Privacy Officer
[email protected] [For spam filtering purposes, only email with the subject line “Audacy Privacy Request” will be read.]