Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Policy explaining’s information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by us and our partners.

Cookies: The Independent uses cookies (small text files that we place in your computer or device to store your preferences) in order to improve your user experience, such as enabling you to stay logged into our site across multiple visits or maintain items in your shopping cart among multiple visits. A cookie assigns a unique numerical identifier to your web browser or device, and might enable us to recognize you as the same user who has used our Services, and relate your use of the Services to other information about you, such as your usage information and personal information. If you wish to block cookies, go to to find out how, or check your browser’s instructions.

Advertising: The Independent sometimes partners with third party vendors and advertisers—including Amazon and Google—who use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites. This use of advertising cookies enables The Independent and its partners to serve ads to your users based on your visit to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI’s website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here.

Users can also opt out specifically from Amazon’s or Google’s use of cookies for advertising directly on their sites.

Email Subscriptions: The Independent maintains an optional email subscription list through Constant Contact. You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time. We never share information on our lists with any third-parties.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, our data practices, or our compliance with applicable law please contact us via email at