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:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The information collected by these cookies does not directly identify anyone.

Third party cookies
These cookies are set by third parties and help us measure things such as video views on our YouTube videos that we use on our website.