Why is there advertising on BBC websites?

Page updated: 18th December 2018

The BBC puts advertising on its website for users outside the UK. We use the income to help fund BBC services and keep the licence fee (paid by UK households) lower than it otherwise would be.

We have very strict rules governing the adverts and advertisers which we can accept and we would never allow non-BBC approved advertising on our website. However, if you do notice some inappropriate advertising we would recommend clearing the cache on your internet browser as this may cause inappropriate adverts to appear. 

 

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