Cookie Policy

Cookies Policy for The Bournemouth Observer (


The Bournemouth Observer is committed to protecting your privacy online. We value our visitors and endeavour to create a safe and secure user experience. This Cookies Policy is designed to let you understand what cookies are, how we use them and the choices you have regarding our use of these cookies.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small data files which are placed on your device when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide web services and functionalities for the users. Cookies could be temporary or permanent, and may contain information about your use of our site or enable the website to recognise you and adapt its content to your interests.

How do we use Cookies?

The Bournemouth Observer uses cookies to provide a better user experience, to monitor and analyse the performance, operation and effectiveness of the website, and to ensure the website is secure and safe to use.

Types of Cookies used on our site:

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential for the operation of our website. They include cookies that allow you to log into secure areas of our website.

Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use our site, for instance, which pages you visit most often. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you, all information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, personalised features.

Targeting Cookies: These cookies are used to deliver adverts relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.


By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer in order to analyse the way you use our website. If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this website, you must stop using our site.

Managing Cookies:

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:




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Changes to this Policy:

From time to time, we may update our Cookies Policy to reflect changes in technology, legislation, our business operations or for other reasons. Any updates will appear on this page, so we encourage you to regularly review this policy.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of cookies or about this Cookies Policy, please contact us by email at

This Cookies Policy was last updated on 3rd July 2023.