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PRIVACY AND TERMS
Castbox Cookie Policy

Last Modified: Sep 14, 2018

At Castbox, we use cookies and similar tracking technology when you access or use our website at https://castbox.fm, mobile application or any other other website, page, feature, email or content owned by us (collectively, the “Services”). This Cookie Policy describes how we use cookies and similar tracking technologies, and the options you have regarding our cookie collection.


Our Privacy Policy has additional details about the collection and use of information at Castbox.

Your Acceptance

This Cookie Policy is governed by our Terms of Service located at https://castbox.fm/termsofservice.html. Unless we ask for your explicit consent, by accessing or using our Service, you accept the data practices detailed in this Cookie Policy.


If you do not agree with this Policy, please stop accessing or using our Service immediately. This Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or other sites linked from our Service.

What are cookies and similar technologies?

A cookie is a small text file that we place on your computer, mobile phone, or other device when you visit or access our Services (“First-party Cookies”). It may also be retrieved from a device after placement by a third-party website (also known as Third-party Cookies). We do not control how Third-party Cookies are used, and we encourage you to check the websites of any Third-party Cookie providers for more information about how they use cookie information (see below for more information).


There are other similar technologies such as pixel tags, web bugs, web storage and other similar files and technologies that can also do the same thing as cookies.; Castbox uses the term "cookies" in this Policy to collectively refer to cookies and all such similar technologies.


A cookie can be either a session cookie or a persistent cookie. A session cookie is deleted when the web browser is closed. A persistent cookie is stored for various periods of time, usually until it is deleted by Castbox or you.

How does Castbox use cookies?

Cookies are necessary to allow us to fully operate the Service as you have requested, to improve or expand our Services, to personalize the Services for you, and to provide you with offers you may be interested in. The cookies we set contain an identifier that enables us to recognize who you are and your device the next time you visit our platform. This allows us to gain valuable insight about, what you listen to via the Service, which country you are in when you use the Service, or how you interact with our advertising or marketing content. In turn, we use the cookie information to remind you of podcasts you have listened to previously, to remember your preferred language while you changes pages or when you login next, to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests and more.


We generally treat data collected by cookies and other tracking technologies as non‑personal information. However, to the extent that cookies collect IP addresses or similar identifiers that are considered personal information by local law, we also treat cookie information with identifiers as personal information. If we combine non-personal information with personal information, then the combined information will be treated as your personal information for as long as it remains combined.

Which cookies does Castbox use?

Castbox uses both First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies. First-party Cookies are those associated with the domain of our website and we control such cookies. Third-party Cookies are those served on our behalf by third parties, such as advertisers and data analytics companies associated with other domains, and we do not have control over such cookies.

How does the mobile application use device identifiers?

When you use our Service via a mobile device (e.g., tablet, smartphone etc.), we collect a “device identifier.” A device identifier is a small data file which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier gives us information about your device’s browsing and use of the Service.

How can I manage Third-Party Cookies?

The Third-party Cookies used by Castbox and your options are further described below:


Google Analytics

Castbox uses Google Analytics to collect statistical information about our visitors based on their web history. The information is on an aggregate level and not used to track individual users. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (requires installation of browser add-on). For further information, see Google’s cookie policy: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage


Facebook

Castbox uses Facebook Pixel which is a website plugin that allows us to measure the effectiveness of advertising by understanding the actions people take on our website. To manage your Facebook Pixel settings, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. For further information, see Facebook’s Cookie Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies


Interest-Based Advertising Cookies

We do not control interest-based advertising cookies on our Service. We use Google AdSense and Doubleclick, and you can manage your ad settings directly at: https://adssettings.google.com/.


If you would like more information about interest-based advertising cookies or to opt out of having your cookie information used by companies that are part of the Digital Advertising Alliance, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info and the Network Advertising Initiative, please visit www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

How can I withdraw my consent to cookies via the Castbox Cookie Management Tool?

Castbox has a cookie management tool that allows you to control the cookies we collect. Our cookies are classified as either Strictly Necessary and Performance cookies. If you don’t want the best user experience onf Castbox.fm anymore, you can withdraw you consent for Performance cookies in the settings below:


Strictly Necessary Cookies:Always active


Cookies classified as Strictly Necessary are required for the website, apps and Castbox platform to function and can not be switched off. For example, Strictly Necessary cookies enable you to move around our website and use our features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide you with full functionality of our Services. These cookies include:

  • Firebase

Performance Cookies:


Performance cookies are used to count visits and traffic sources and how you interact with our content on and off the Services. They enable us to measure and improve our Services, and provide you with offers you may be interested in. These cookies include:

  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook
  • Google AdSense
  • Google Doubleclick

How can I manage my cookies via browser settings?

Most web browsers allow you to manage your cookie preferences. You can set your browser to refuse cookies or delete certain cookies. Please note that if you choose to block cookies, your experience of the Castbox Service may be impaired. For general information about how to manage cookies, please visit https://www.allaboutcookies.orghttps://www.youronlinechoices.eu, or https://www.aboutads.info/choices/. You can also read more about how to manage your cookie settings by visiting your browser manufacturer’s website. Below are some common browsers and their cookie management instructions:


How can I manage mobile application cookies?

Your mobile device operating system may provide you with additional options to opt out of collection of your mobile identifiers. For example, you may use the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting (on iOS devices) or a setting to “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” (on Android) which allows you to limit the use of information about your use of apps for purposes of serving ads targeted to your interests.

Amendments to this Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time and we will notify you if we make any material changes when you first visit our Service after we post the new Cookie Policy or via the email we have on file for you. We will update the Last Modified date at the top of the Cookie Policy when we make changes.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Cookie Policy, please review our Privacy Policy or Terms of Service. If you do not find the answers there, please contact us at contact@castbox.fm.