Privacy Policy

Welcome to our Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us.

It is 9to5Linux’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may or may not collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to (hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or “”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our website. Depending on your activities when visiting our website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website Visitors

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 does NOT collect, store or share your Personal Information to third parties.

Links To External Sites

Our service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

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.


Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by 9to5Linux and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


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.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. 9to5Linux uses cookies to help 9to5Linux anonymously identify and track the usage of and to set the visitor’s preferences for the site. 9to5Linux visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using 9to5Linux’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of 9to5Linux’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on the required cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

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

Read our Cookie Policy to see detailed information about all the cookies we use on

  • Site preferences cookies

    In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences. Explicitly, we use cookies to remember your dark or light site settings, for Google fonts, as well as to remember if you accepted the cookies notice. The latter will expire after a month.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • 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, 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.

More Information

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.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to 9to5Linux’s use of cookies.

Social Sharing

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!


Log Files

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.

Disqus Comments

We use Disqus Comments widget at our website for you to be able to comment at our webpages using Disqus commenting system. Disqus may collect information about you when you register for and use the Service. Such information may include “Personally Identifiable Information” which means information that identifies you as an individual, such information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, telephone number, username or account ID, and “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” which means information that does not identify you as an individual. Non-Personally Identifiable Information may include, but is not limited to, information about your browser, your IP address, device ID, what pages you visit on our Partner Sites, which website you came from, what advertisements you clicked on, whether on our Partner Websites, the Service or other third party websites, and other information about your online activity that does not identify you as an individual, in accordance with their data privacy policy:

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, 9to5Linux may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in 9to5Linux’s sole discretion. 9to5Linux encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Credit & Contact Information

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