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This Cookie Policy explains how Audacy, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Audacy”, “us”, “we”, “our”), our partners, and users of our Services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.  This Cookie Policy should be read along with our Privacy Policy, which describes, among other things, the types of personal information we may collect about you; how your information may be used and stored; when it may be disclosed; how you can control the use of your information; and how you can exercise your rights with respect to your information (such as your right of access and deletion or erasure). Please review our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy carefully, which we periodically update. 

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

  1. What are Cookies?
  2. What are Web Beacons?
  3. How we use Cookies and Similar Technologies
  4. How Third-Parties Use Cookies and Similar Technologies
  5. How to Manage the Use of Cookies on our Sites and Services
  6. 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).

3.  How we use Cookies and Similar Technologies

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.
  • Social media cookies. These cookies are embedded in some of our publications to enrich our storytelling (such as an article that references a celebrity tweet with a link to read the Twitter feed).  They also allow users to interact more easily with social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  They are added to our site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They may be capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. If you do disable these cookies you may not be able to use these sharing tools or view the enriched content in our publications. Please refer to the relevant social media platform’s privacy policies for information about their use of cookies.

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.

4. How Third-Parties use Cookies and Similar Technologies

As discussed above, some of the advertisements you see or hear on our Services are delivered by third parties who also collect information through cookies, web beacons and similar technologies about your online and offline activities.  This may include collecting an advertising ID associated with you or your device, either on our Services or across the Internet, so that they may understand your interests and deliver advertisements that are tailored to your interests.  These third parties include advertisers, advertising agencies, and ad networks that may collect information when you view or interact with one of their advertisements.  Please note that Audacy may not have access to the information these third parties may collect about your interests to deliver relevant advertising to you and limited control over how they are used.  These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. The information practices of these third parties are not covered by our Cookie or Privacy Policy.

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.

Audacy Services also may include third-party web beacons.  These web beacons allow third-party service providers to collect certain information such as your IP address, your browser type (such as Chrome or Safari), and the web page that you visited before arriving at and after leaving Audacy Services.  These service providers process the information they collect to audit, research, and report information about the Audacy Services and advertisements viewed on the Audacy Services.  Third parties that use cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies to help us with traffic measurement, research and analytics include Adobe Analytics, comScore, Google Analytics, Nielsen, and ConfirmIT.  To learn how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit: “How Google uses data when you use Our partners’ sites or apps” located at  Please note that we do not share your contact information with these third parties.

You can find more information about the third-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. Please note that third parties may use cookies over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. Third-party cookies are likely to be analytical, performance, social media, or targeting cookies.

5.  How to Manage the use of Cookies on our Sites and Services

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, 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 cookiesALWAYS ON  
Analytical or performance cookiesON/OFF  
Functionality cookiesON/OFF  
Social MediaON/OFF  
Advertising cookiesON/OFF  

In addition to the controls available on your computer or device, A number of companies that use cookies to collect information about your online activities are members organisations that offer a single location to opt-out of receiving tailored ads from member companies, such as:

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.

Global Privacy Controls. We also recognize Global Privacy Control (GPC) signals. This means that if your browser or browser extension has GPC enabled, our websites will automatically recognize that signal and opt-out your browser from the “sale” of your personal information (see Section 8 of Privacy Policy) and from receiving advertising cookies. For more information about GPC, please visit

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:

Audacy, Inc.
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.]

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