Cookies policy

What are cookies?

“Cookies” are small files sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone browser when you enter a website. They’re stored by your browser on the device and can be used for a variety of purposes:

  • identifying your previous visits to a website,
  • researching the most popular features of a website, or
  • letting you move between pages without asking you to log in multiple times.
  • You can find out more about cookies on the BBC Web Wise website.

Cookies and the law

Since 26 May 2011 the law has stated that cookies can only be used by a website with the specific consent of its users. Like many other websites, we use cookies to deliver our services online.

How does Shout use cookies?

Shout does not collect or store personal information about you. We use cookies to get a clear idea of how you use our website so we can make it better. Cookies also help us know how our social media channels and adverts are working and helps us improve them.

How to reject cookies from Shout

Browsers automatically accept cookies but you can set your browser to reject them. Please be aware that disabling cookies might interfere with the way Shout is able to provide services for you.

To find out how to reject cookies from your browser, select the link for the browser you’re using:

Internet Explorer




iPhone/iPad Safari


Cookies we use:

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

No personal information is stored. For more information, see Google’s help pages and Google’s privacy policy here.

Cookies on third party websites

When you follow a hyperlink from Shout to a third party website, it’s up to you to review the cookie policy of that site. Shout cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.