FreeBMD Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites when you visit. They 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.
Several of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the website to operate, in particular access by our transcribers. You may delete and block all cookies from our website (see below), but parts of the website will not function correctly.
The cookies used on this website have been categorised using best practice. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below. Cookies on our website will not be used for any purpose other than the ones stated.

How do we use cookies?

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, such as consistent search results, cannot be provided.


These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your user name or sort order) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, the website can remember the way you normally perform operations and can provide these as defaults. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.


These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies donít collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how a website works.


These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited this website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Income from online behavioural advertising helps to pay for FreeBMD.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish Ė for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.


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