Privacy Policy

Who we are

The EuroWhat? Podcast can be found at This website is also accessible through The hosts are Mike McComb and Ben Smith.

The gist

The EuroWhat? Podcast does not sell personal information provided to us by visitors to our website or listeners to our podcast. We do collect non-personal identifying user information for analytics purposes and for GoogleAds service. If you have questions or concerns about what data may be collected or how it is used when engaging with our online content, please feel free to contact us through one of the methods listed at the bottom of this page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


We have disabled comments on this website. Comments made via other platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) may be subject to the privacy policies offered by those external venues.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We may use forms on the site from time to time to collect information about Eurovision events or other surveys. Currently, we do not collect any personal identifying information from our forms. Information collected from these forms are not sold to marketers. Please contact us for more information.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use the following services:

  • Google Analytics to track aggregate information about site visitors.
  • Blubbry statistics to track aggregate information about podcast downloads and streams. Blubbry hosts our podcast servers. This page explains their data policies.
  • This website is built on WordPress. By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data.
  • 1&1/IONOS is our website hosting service.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell or trade any information collected about any of our readers or listeners.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We can be reached at the following:

If you contact us through any of these methods, we will have access to your contact information such as a handle (Twitter, Instagram), your name (Facebook), and email address (email), along with any information provided through those channels. We will not sell this information to marketers. However, if you would prefer that we not hang on to your contact information—such as an email stored in our inbox—please let us know so we can delete that information.