Cookies

Pocket-lint uses a number of tools from third party suppliers. Third parties also set cookies on their websites which use cookies to ensure effective delivery of websites.

Pocket-lint will not use cookies to collect personal information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by Pocket-lint you can do so in your browser settings or by using opt-out services which are detailed below.

For more information on how to set your browser cookie restrictions, please refer to your browsers help function. Please be aware that restricting cookies will seriously restrict the functionality of our websites.

Our cookies can be broken down into 3 distinct categories.

Performance

We use a number of tools to help us assess and improve the performance of our websites. In certain circumstances these tools will utilise cookies to anonymously track a user\'s path through our websites. This gives us valuable information to help us improve your user experience.

Functionality

Sometimes we deploy enhancements to our websites to provide increased functionality using third party services. These enhancements could include providing users with related content both within our sites and via external links. In addition, we provide easy to use share buttons to enable users to quickly share content via social networks. These services can deploy cookies to track content that is relevant to you so we can provide you with a better and more personal service.

Advertising

We use cookies to serve you with advertisements that are relevant to you rather than ones that are not. This means that if you are viewing articles and content related to mobile phones, then the adverts you see may also be related to mobile phones or related products or services. In this way we are able to offer you advertising for offers and products that are relevant to your specific needs at the correct time.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

If you would like more information about the cookies used by ourselves and third party services, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see details and individual privacy policies listed below.

Analytics

Pocket-lint commonly uses third party analytics services to measure the effectiveness of our websites.

Use the following links to review their privacy policies and cookie opt-out procedures:

Google Analytics - http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Chartbeat - http://chartbeat.com/privacy/
comScore - http://www.scorecardresearch.com/privacy.aspx

Content Sharing

Across our websites, we provide the ability for users to share content across social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Pinterest and others through the use of convenient share buttons. These buttons can, in some cases, utilise cookies to identify when a user has shared a piece of content and track the popularity of that content.

Use the following links to review their privacy policies and cookie opt-out procedures:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info
Twitter - https://twitter.com/privacy
Google+ - http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/
LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy
Disqus - http://docs.disqus.com/help/30/

Personalised Content

On a lot of content pages, we provide links to related content to provide a better user experience by providing easy access to further content which may be of interest.

Use the following links to review their privacy policies and cookie opt-out procedures:

RevContent - https://faq.revcontent.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2703838-revcontent-s-privacy-and-cookie-policy

Ad serving (targeted)

So we can provide users with adverts for products, services and offers that are more of interest to users, we use targeted advertising services based on a users interests.

Use the following links to review their privacy policies and cookie opt-out procedures:

DoubleClick - http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/index.aspx
AOL - http://privacy.aol.co.uk/
Specific Media - http://www.specificmedia.co.uk/privacy.php
Yahoo - http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/adserving/ 24/7
Real Media - http://www.247realmedia.com/EN-US/privacy-policy.html
Media Mind - http://www.mediamind.com/Content.aspx?page=privacy_policy
MediaPlex - http://www.mediaplex.com/mojo-privacy-statement
Kontera - http://www.kontera.com/ad-choices
AppNexus - http://appnexus.com/platform-policy

Ad serving (non-targeted)

We also run adverts on a non-targeted basis. Some of the external tools and ad serving services that we use employ cookies to track the performance and effectiveness of these adverts.

Use the following links to review their privacy policies and cookie opt-out procedures:

PubMatic - http://www.pubmatic.com/opt-out
Rubicon - http://www.rubiconproject.com/privacy-policy/
Rocket Fuel - http://rocketfuel.com/privacy-policy
Datalogix - https://www.datalogix.com/privacy/
Adjug - http://www.adjug.com/info/privacy.asp
[x+1] - http://www.xplusone.com/privacy/
The MIG - http://www.themig.com/en-us/privacy.html
Xaxis - http://www.xaxis.com/uk/page/privacy-policy
Bizo - http://www.bizo.com/businessProfessionals/privacy_policy