Cookie Policy 98FM

This is the cookies policy of 98FM. This policy sets out what you need to know about cookies and similar technologies that we use and why we use them.

1.            About cookies

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that may be placed on your device when you visit our online services. These help us remember your preferences and to tailor our digital content to your interests.

There are various types of cookies that are used to fulfil many functions.

Below is an outline of some the terminology used when discussing cookies

First Party Cookies:

Cookies which are set by our own website, and only read by our own website. These cookies store information mainly regarding your preferences, usage, to identify your browser or media player or to maintain session information.

Third Party Cookies:

Cookies which are set by another domain but are read by code on our website. These cookies often track your internet use across a number of sites and can be used to profile you for advertising networks.

Session Cookies:

Temporary Cookies which only last for the duration of your online session. These generally are used to ensure you’re connected to the correct server when using a load balancer.  Or to remember session preferences

Persistent Cookies:

Cookies which remain on your device after you’ve finished your online session.  For example we may set a unique identifier for your browser so it’s trusted the next time you visit our site.  This is standard practice to secure our websites against Denial of Service attacks.

Necessary Cookies:

Cookies which are required for our websites to work.  E.g. cookies for load balancers, login, cookies acceptance, Player and browser ID etc.

Marketing/Advertising Cookies:

Advertising cookies are used to monitor your internet usage and target ads which are more relevant to you.  These are mainly third party cookies from advertiser networks.


2.            Cookies on our sites and Apps

First party cookies are set by the digital site you are visiting. And only that site can read them.  In addition, we use a separate company to analyse how people are using their site. And this separate company will set their own cookie to do this. We only use cookies to provide the specific services you request, to remember your preferences, and to improve and update our digital services. Some are temporary such as session cookies and are deleted after you finish browsing. Where your preferences are to be remembered in the future persistent cookies are used unless you choose to delete them. Sometimes third parties place cookies like advertising banners – these are known as third party cookies.


3.            Control Your Choices

You can find more about Advertising cookies here:

You can also have control over what third party cookies are used on your device by using tools like


Your Consent

When you first visit our site and when we introduce new cookies we ask you for consent to set these cookies in your browser,  where consent is granted you will receive relevant targeted advertising. Where consent is not granted the cookie information will not be used to target an ad to you however a first party or third party cookie may still be used to manage frequency capping of display ads.  In this scenario your information is anonymised.


4.    Cookie Details


Domain Session Cookie Name Description
Google Analytics N __utma



98FM uses Google Analytics to track anonymized usage statistics for 98FM. This helps us to know which pages are most popular, how many people visit the site each day and so on. Google provides more details on how these cookies are used here:
Google Analytics __utmt


Used to throttle request rate.
Google Analytics y __utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Y ss,
Google Analytics __utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.


Google Analytics __utmzStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.Google Analytics __utmvUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.tritondigital.comyasThis cookie is set by, which is owned by tritondigital.comtritondigital.comNtlhSee abovetritondigital.comNaqhSee above tritondigital.comNatslSee above


Site Cookies

triton_uuid 10 years User identifier for the live stream player, used to ensure geo-fencing is enabled for our streams to comply with certain programming content licensing agreements like sports rights. Also used for frequency capping audio pre-roll ads.


180 days Set when the user accepts the cookie notice

Set to make the version of cookies displayed, changes if new cookies are introduced

ad_played Browser session Set when the video ad has played
scrollHeight 10 minutes Set to the current vertical position of page scroll
cookie_page_num 10 minutes Set to the page number
nt_que 365 days Holds queued media data
_cfduid 12 months Used in DDOS mitigation,  makes the browser as trusted when accessing our services.
PHPSESSID Session Session ID to retain information for this session, pages changes etc.  essential part of the operation of the site
FGT Server 1 hours Used to manage our load balancer,  remembers which node is server you content






the unique identifier of the browser, used to frequency cap ads to that browser

stores timestamp of the last time the tuuid was synced



N matched cookie ID information for DSPs
lc7d N clicks in last 7 days
lcri5m N creatives served

Social Media Cookies

In order to enhance your internet experience and to make the sharing of content easier, some of the pages on our website may contain tools or applications that are linked to third party social media service providers such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Through these tools or applications the social media service provider may set its own cookies on your device. We do not control these cookies and you should check the social media service provider's website for further details about how they use cookies.


5.    What do I do if I want to disable all cookies?

Clearing Cache & Cookies on an Android Device

  1. Open your "Home" screen.
  2. Click on your web browser icon.
  3. Click on the "Menu" button (3 horizontal lines or dots beside the url address)
  4. Click on the "Settings" option.
  5. You should see a menu of available settings or one of the three following options:
  6. Privacy & Security
  7. Privacy
  8. Security
  9. Click on "Clear Cache".
  10. Click "OK" to confirm.
  11. Click "Clear all cookie data".
  12. Click "OK" to confirm.
  13. Click the "Home" button to go back to your "Home" Screen.
  14. Restart your device by turn it on and off again.
  15. Alternatively, after clicking "privacy", you may see a button that says "Clear Browsing Data" -- tap it, make sure "cache" and "cookies, site data" are checked -- uncheck all the other boxes -- and tap the "Clear" button at the bottom.

Clearing Cache & Cookies on an iOS Device (iPhone/iPod/iPad):

iOS7 or earlier:

1.Click the "Home" button (round button on the bottom of your device) to go to your "Home" Screen.

  1. Click the "Settings" button.
  2. Scroll down to "Safari".
  3. Scroll down to "Clear Cookies and Data". You will receive a warning message. Tap on "Clear Cookies and Data" to confirm.
  4. Click on "Clear History". You will receive a warning message. Tap on "Clear History" to confirm.
  5. Click the "Home" button to go back to your "Home" Screen.
  6. Restart your device by turning it off and then on again.

iOS 8 or later:

1.Click the "Home" button (round button on the bottom of your device) to go to your "Home" Screen.

2.Click the "Settings" button.

3.Scroll down to "Safari".

  1. Scroll down to "Clear History and Website Data".You will receive a warning message.  Tap on "Clear History and Data" to confirm.
  2. Click the "Home" button to go back to your "Home" Screen.
  3. Restart your device by turning it off and then on again.

On computers/tablets

If you want to prevent websites from using cookies, please see below instructions for changing your web browser settings for the most popular web browsers. Please note our Apps and player require cookies to be enabled in order for the service to function properly.

If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use some of our online and mobile services. The cookies policy applies to this website only.

If using Internet Explorer’s browser: Go to the ‘Tools’ menu

  • Click on ‘Internet Options’
  • Click the ‘Security’ tab
  • Highlight the ‘Internet’ zone (selected by default)
  • Select security level ‘High’ for this zone
  • Click on ‘OK’

If you access the web using Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu button, located to the right of the browser toolbar.

  • Select Settings.
  • Click Show advanced settings.
  • In the “Privacy” section, click the Content settings button.
  • In the “Cookies” section, click “Block Cookies by default”

If you use Mozilla Firefox: Open the Edit menu and choose Preferences.

  • Under the Privacy & Security category, choose Cookies. (If no subcategories are visible, double-click the category to expand the list.)
  • Click the following radio button: Disable cookies


Please note If you visit third party or social media sites, the cookies policy of that social media site will apply.



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