cookies & privacy policy

About Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. This page contains information on what cookies may be set when you visit the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website and how to reject or delete those cookies.

EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

If you wish to disable or change your cookie settings, please refer to your device and/or browser support documentation. You can also visit to find comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone or tablet you will need to refer to the device's manual.

Details on what cookies are set when you visit the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website can be found below.

Our Cookies Message

You may see a pop-up cookies message when you first visit When visiting the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website a cookie determines whether a visitor has accepted the use of cookies on the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website and whether to display the pop up cookies message or not.

Cookie Name: allowCookies

Purpose: This cookie is set to acknowledge that the user has accepted the use of cookies on the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website. If set then it will not display the introductory message.

Google Analytics

The EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website and compile reports for us on activity on the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Click here to find out how to reject or delete these cookies.

See further information below for more details on the cookies used with Google Analytics.

Cookie: Google Analytics

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Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

More information: Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Newsletter Subscription

Our site's Newsletter Subscription form requires users to give us contact information (name and email address). Contact information from the registration forms is used to send emails with information about our news and updates about the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

If you use our service to register to receive communications via email then messages you receive may be trackable at an individual level, allowing us to determine, for example, opens and link clicks.

This information is generally used to help assess the effectiveness of communications so that we can improve them and may occasionally be used to send relevant further communications in response to your actions (e.g. clicking a particular link) or inactions (e.g. not opening an email).

You can unsubscribe from email communications at any time using the unsubscribe link contained in each email sent.

Embedded/External Content

The EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website may include content embedded from external sites. When visiting pages with content embedded from YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook and others you may be presented with cookies from these websites. EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS has no control over these cookies and we suggest that you check the information available on the relevant websites if you wish to learn more. Likewise use of the share buttons found on the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website may set a cookie when you log into the service. EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS is unable to control these cookies and suggests visiting the relevant sites to learn more.

If you have any questions about any of the information on this page, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS website, you can contact: