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settings) are deposited on your computer's disk when you visit a
site and may be sent back to that site when you visit again.
of data in the course of providing our services. Most web browsers are
initially set up to accept all cookies, but you may be able to
configure your browser to refuse all cookies or to warn you when a
cookie is being set. However, some NewsNow features and services may
not work properly if cookies are disabled.
Some cookies may only be set if you have registered with NewsNow
and have logged in. Some other cookies are only set if you have not registered
or have not logged in. Some cookies may be set whether you have
registered and have logged in, or not. Some cookies are only set for
the mobile version of the site, some are only set for the 'classic'
(non-mobile) version of the site, and some are set for both, as
The cookies listed below do not contain
any information that, in itself, personally identifies you and do not
provide us with access to the rest of your device. We may, however,
associate the information contained in cookies with personal
information that you have provided to us separately, such as when
you submit an enquiry via a website form.
Below is a list of cookies that we set, and details of what we use them for.
|Cookie name||Description||Non-registered or non-logged in users||Registered and logged
||Browser identification cookie.
We issue each browser accessing NewsNow with an anonymous unique
ID. We use this to estimate the number of users visiting the
site from time to time.
This cookie is set on certain pages on the site, and is used to assist
us in accounting for traffic.
||Recently read articles cookie.
This cookie stores a list of your recently read articles, and
it enables us to display them on the page to make it easier for you to revisit articles
you found interesting.
||Data conversion cookie.
When we introduced registration and login facilities to NewsNow, we changed the way
we stored user settings and histories in cookies.
This cookie contains no settings data; it only indicates that we have
successfully migrated cookie data to the new system, and that
we do not need to do it again.
||User engagement cookie.
This cookie is used to measure the level of user engagement, and
is used to help target advertising.
This cookie stores settings, including the font size, whether headlines should be set in bold,
and all the publications you have hidden or highlighted.
It enables us to respect these settings when you navigate between web pages,
and return to NewsNow from the same browser and computer.
||Most visited topics cookie.
This cookie stores the topics and searches you visited most often.
It enables us to present the "My Most Viewed" list so that your
favourite topics are just a click away.
This cookie is used to identify your account when you are logged in to
NewsNow, and is required for us to be able to provide a personalised
experience when you are logged in.
It enables us to recognise your account when you navigate between web pages,
and (should you not have logged off) when you return to NewsNow
from the same browser and computer.
This cookie stores no user data. We set it to be able to show a message in the rare occurrence
that we need to log you out in order to carry out essential system maintenance.
||Data encryption cookie.
This cookie is used to secure your settings (such as font size, etc)
when we send a page to your browser.
||Mobile favourites cookie.
This cookie stores the topics you favourited on the mobile site.
It enables us to redirect your browser to your favourite homepage when you revisit the
site, and to display a list of your favourite topics so that they are just a click away.
||Jump links cookie.
This cookie stores your preference as to whether or not to display
'jump links' to individual topics at the top of a page.
over which we have no control. You should check the privacy and cookies policies posted on the relevant third-party
websites for further information on such cookies (including details of how to reject or delete such cookies).
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Google’s cookies about your use of the Site (including your IP address)
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Please note that 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.