Your privacy is critically important to us.
Like most website operators, 9to5Linux collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, the date and time of each visitor request, as well as the pages you visited throughout the site. 9to5Linux’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how 9to5Linux’s visitors use its website. However, we never store any non-personally-identifying information!
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. When visiting our website, it’s very important to remember that 9to5Linux.com does NOT collect, store or share your Personal Information to third parties.
Links To External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites we link to, nor for their products or services.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, 9to5Linux uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content and store your preferences on your computer.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set
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The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.
For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioral advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest. To opt-out of the use of advertising cookies, please click the “Privacy” link in the bottom right corner of the site.
We also use Disqus, the most popular blog comment hosting service, to provide you with the ability to post comments on this site. Disqus sets its own cookies to remember the user’s Disqus login credentials across websites that use Disqus, including 9to5linux.com, as well as to record internal statistics for anonymous visitors.
In some of our articles, we post videos from our YouTube channel or from other YouTube channels. YouTube sets its own cookies to register anonymous statistical data, to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface, to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages, and to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video. However, we’re using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode via the youtube-nocookie URL in our embeds, which won’t store information about visitors on our website until you play the video. We highly recommend that you always click the “Watch on YouTube” button to watch our videos directly on YouTube.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.
We have implemented our own, privacy-aware Social Sharing block that allows you to share our articles on the various social media websites that we endorse without tracking your social media activity. When you access an article on the website, the Social Sharing block will appear on top of the article’s featured image. The Social Sharing block contains ONLY static links for the listed social media buttons. These social media buttons DO NOT invade your privacy in any way!
Bottom line: WE DO NOT HAVE ANY SOCIAL MEDIA TRACKERS ON THE WEBSITE
As with most other websites, 9to5Linux collects data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit the authors site, the time you visited our site and which pages you visited. We rarely look at these logs and we never share it with third parties. These logs are used for server monitoring only, such as tracking-down the source of a flood-type denial-of-service (DoS) attack.
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