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Our website address is: https://journalismresearchnews.org. The service is operated at the Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Journalism Research News collects data for two reasons: 1) to monitor the traffic and sources of traffic to our website, 2) to contact you in case you give us feedback or contact us for other reasons.

We collect the data using wo methods: via cookies and through our feedback form. Embedded content on our site (e.g. YouTube videos) also gathers data using cookies.

How do we handle your personal data?

Journalism Research News handles your data in a responsible manner, taking care of information security. We only handle information that is appropriate and for which we have legal grounds for. We keep the data only as long as it is necessary.

We do not handle your personal data outside the EU or share them to third parties. Cookies may be handled by third parties, through the services we use (see the cookie section below). Data used for Google Analytics is anonymized and cannot be traced back to you.

We retain analytics data for 26 months. We keep information shared via the contact form for a year.

Your consent for handling personal data

By agreeing to this privacy policy, you give us the right to handle your personal data in the manner specified in this document.

What rights you have over your data

You can remove cookies at any time from your web browser’s settings. See instructions behind the link.

If you have sent us feedback via email or using the feedback form, you can ask us to remove the data by sending a request to us via email: [email protected].

Changes to the privacy policy

Journalism Research News retains the right to make changes to this privacy policy.

This privacy policy was updated 22 May 2018.


Our website uses cookies to improve user experience and provide us data about traffic to our service. We do not store any personal data about you via cookies.

What are cookies?

A HTTP cookie is small piece of data sent from a website and stored on a user’s hard drive – on a PC, phone or tablet. Cookies are used to ‘recognise’ website visitors and tell for example the server when a user has returned or what kind of a browser he/she is using.

Read more about cookies for example from Wikipedia or aboutcookies.org.

Managing cookies

You can manage the use of cookies or opt out by modifying your browser settings. You can also delete current cookies. Read more about this on aboutcookies.org.

What cookies does JRN use?

First-party cookies

PHPSESSID This session cookie is used to keep the connection between your browser and our servers as you move around our website. It does not contain any personal information other than your IP address.



Google Analytics cookie used for statistics about visitors on the site.

_ga is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 2-years.

_gid is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 24-hours.


_gat Google Analytics cookie used for statistics about visitors on the site. Used to throttle request rate.

The plugin works by sending an additional request to stats.g.doubleclick.net that is used to provide advertising features like remarketing and demographics and interest reporting in Google Analytics. The plugin also creates a new cookie named _gat that has a ten minute timeout. This cookie does not store any user information, it’s just used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to doubleclick.net.

Read more about Google Analytics cookies here.


Third-party cookies and requests




This third party cookie is used by the ShareThis service and allow you to use the Share buttons on each page across various social networks such as Twitter, Facebook etc. The “_unam” cookie monitors web pages viewed, navigation and time spent on each page. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis and given them your consent. Further information about this cookie can be found here: http://sharethis.com/privacy



Google Analytics


Used for statistics about visitors on the site. Read more about Google Analytics cookies here.

Google Analytics – adjust your settings




Google Analytics advertising cookie, used for targeting in online advertising. Read more about it here.



To store visited pages in user’s web browser. Used for faster loading of the pages.
YouTube, Bambuser, Twitter, SlideShare and other embedded material from third-party services.  

Journalism Research News website contains embedded material from other services, such as YouTube videos and tweets from Twitter.

By viewing these materials, some cookies might be activated by the companies that provide them.

Read more about YouTube’s cookie policy.
Read more about Bambuser’s privacy policy.
Read more about Twitter’s privacy policy.
Read more about SlideShare’s privacy policy.

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