Cookie Policy

Cookies help to provide a better and faster experience.

This cookie statement is designed to help you understand more about how cookies work and how we use them.


What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that are dropped and stored on your computer when you visit most web sites. Cookies have a variety of functions. The types of cookies that are set when you access our sites, and what they do, are set out in this cookie statement.  Cookies are set by us and also by some of our partners (for example advertisers), as detailed below.


Our Cookies

The types of cookies we use all fall into one of four categories:

1. Strictly Necessary

You need these cookies for our websites to work properly. For example, if the website is only permitted to function in certain geographic areas, you'll need a cookie to enable you to access it.

If you delete or block these cookies, some of the features on our site may not work effectively or at all.


2. Performance and analytics

These cookies allow us to count the total amount of page visits and sources of traffic so that we can measure and improve the performance of our sites and apps. They also enable us to understand how users, on an anonymised aggregated basis, use our sites.

A third-party provider (Google) sets these cookies for us and provides reports on how our sites are used, further details of which are set out below.

This cookie will never collect information in a way that could identify you personally, unless you are a signed in registered user (see Section 4 below).


3. Functional

These cookies support the function of certain operations on our sites or services; for example, we use a music radio cookie to enable you to listen to any of our audio streams.


Cookie choices

When you first visit this site, or the first time you visit after you have deleted our cookies from your device, you will be presented with a notice informing you that our sites use cookies. That notice will include a link to this statement. If you continue to use the site after being presented with that notice, we will assume that you are happy with our use of cookies as described here.


Disabling or blocking cookies

You can delete cookies at any time using your internet browser settings and you can also set your browser so that cookies are automatically blocked and prevented from being set. If you want to learn how to disable cookies or if you want more information on cookies, please click here

If you disable or block cookies, our websites may not function properly, and you may not be able to use all of the features of our sites. If you are a user, disabling or blocking cookies will affect your login process, please see below for further details.


More about some of the cookies we use


Third party advertising

We use a number of social media tools (for example, Twitter, Facebook) to make our websites and mobile apps better and encourage visitor interaction. If you already use these social media platforms, then their cookies may be set through our websites or mobile apps. They do this, not us - it allows data to be collected by these companies to enable them to serve adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests. If you do not use social media tools, then you should not pick up any of those kinds of cookies.

Some of the advertising that is displayed on our Sites is provided by third party advertisers and advertising networks. They may use cookies to ensure that particular advertisements are not shown to you too many times or to collect information about the types of websites that you visit so that they can show you advertising that is relevant to your particular interests.

Similarly, some of the advertising that is displayed on our own Sites may have been chosen for you based on your browsing of third party Sites. We do not set these cookies ourselves and so cannot control when and how they are set on your computer or other device.



Google operates the Google Display Network and DoubleClick digital advertising platform: this technology supports the creation and management of digital advertising for the world’s buyers, creators and sellers. The DoublceClick platform included the DoubleClick Advertising Exchange and Double Click Bid Manager. To learn more about how Google collect and use information for online advertising please click here.


How to Opt-out of Third Party Advertising from RadioUp and its Partners

To exercise your right to opt-out of receiving personalised ads from third party advertisers and advertising networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) regulatory principles for Online Behavioural Advertising, you can by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website, or click here to opt out.


Google also enables you to control its cookies via various tools:


Google Analytics, a tool used to track and report website traffic, provides an opt-out browser add-on that can be downloaded here.


Google Safety Centre also has a tool where the ads provided by Google can be controlled along with the data used for serving ads to you, please click here.


To block other cookies served by companies not part of the NAI or the DAA you can control this using browser-level cookie controls.