Cookie policy

Nine O' Clock

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognize and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our site, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

Cookies are a key part of how we deliver advertising on our site. These cookies allow us to show more relevant advertising to people who visit by showing you relevant adverts and content which we believe may interest you , that is based on your browsing patterns and the way you have interacted with our site.


How do we use cookies?

We use cookies in a range of ways to improve your visit on our site and to offer you a more personalized experience, including:

  • understanding how you use our site
  • showing journalistic content that is relevant to you
  • working with partners to display you relevant advertising

Using cookies and other technology allows other organizations to help us to analyze how our site is being used, measure the number of visitors to the site, and display advertising.

Cookies that are used by the Nine O’Clock are referred to as “first-party cookies” and those that are used by our partners are “third-party cookies”. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access third-party cookies; nor can other organizations access the data in the cookies we use on our website.


What types of cookies do we use?

We use cookies which measure how often you visit our site and how you use it. We use this information to get a better sense of how our users engage with our journalistic content, so that users have a better experience.

We also use third-party cookies to help us with performance. For example, the Google Analytics cookie gives us relevant information about the  visits to our site.

We also use cookies that are used to recognize you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site, so that we can provide you with a more personalized experience.


How do we use cookies for advertising?

The cookies for advertising are used to collect information about your visit to our site, the content you have viewed, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address.

As you browse our site, some of the cookies and similar technology we place on your device are for advertising, so we can understand what sorts of pages you read and are interested in. We may then display advertising on your browser based on these interests. For instance, if you have been reading a lot of fashion or beauty articles, you may be shown more adverts from these field.

The advertising techniques we use do not collect other relevant information about our visitors such as their name, email address, postal address or phone number. We sometimes use information such as your IP address and browser type and also sometimes share some limited aspects of this with third parties for advertising purposes.


How to manage advertising cookies

You can manage the use of cookies, including advertising cookies, and disable the sharing of data with partners for advertising purposes by using the steps set out below. In some cases you can turn off advertising cookies on a cookie-by-cookie basis.

You can further manage the use of advertising cookies and disable the sharing of data with partners for advertising purposes by clicking here.

This option will reduce the number of advertising partners with whom we share your data, although you will still see some advertising that has been tailored to you as well as advertising intended for Nine O’Clock readers in general.

You can switch some cookies off through the Your Online Choices site. You may need to do this again each time you use a different IP address or device.

It is also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

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