Privacy Policy

Below is the main Privacy Statement for Reuters. There will be additional Privacy Statements that apply to other services connected with this site offered by Thomson Reuters Corporation. Please read these at the time you register or subscribe for these services.

At Reuters we collect different types of information about our visitors and consumers for four main reasons:

  1. To provide personalised services unique to individual visitors and consumers.
  2. To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer to you.
  3. To sell advertising space on Reuters websites.
  4. Only with the consent of each consumer, to market our services to individual consumers.

Please follow the links below for further information.


Reuters Principles

  1. Reuters does our utmost to protect your privacy through the appropriate use of security technology. This means:
    1. We ensure that we have appropriate physical and technological security measures in place to protect your information.
    2. We ensure that when we use other services providers for any processes, these service providers also have appropriate security measures in place to protect your information.
  2. Reuters respects your privacy. You should only receive marketing emails from Reuters and/or from Reuters preferred third parties which you have agreed to. It will be made clear to you where you have these choices. For example, by providing check boxes for you to decide whether you wish to receive these offers in marketing. Reuters may, however, email you occasionally with information or questions about your account.
  3. Reuters will only collect and use your information where we have legitimate business reasons, and we are legally entitled to do so.
  4. Reuters will be transparent about the information we will collect on you and how we will use your information.
  5. Reuters will only use your information for the purpose(s) for which they were originally collected and we will ensure any old information is securely disposed of.
  6. Reuters is accessible via the internet. This means that any collected information can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
  7. If Reuters or our service providers transfer your information outside of your country, or outside the European Economic Area (EEA), all protection required under the law shall remain in place.

How Reuters May Use Your Information

Personal Information You Share With Us

“Personal Identifiable Information" is the information that identifies you as an individual, such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address, and/or credit card number.

Reuters collects Personal Information (PII) ONLY when you submit it to us, including when you register or subscribe for certain Thomson Reuters products and services, complete a survey, or participate in a forum.

The Personal Identifiable Information (PII) that Reuters collects is First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Screen Name, Street Address, Zip/Postal Code/Location, and Country. The only mandatory field above is email address when creating a Reuters account.

We also ask optional profile questions that include, Investing Background, Risk Profile, Job Title, Job Function/Occupation, Industry, and no. of Staff/Company Size. None of which are required.

The Reuters Loyalty Survey is another way we gather information about our users. This survey is only presented to registered users who have logged in 4 times during the last 30 days. The following questions will be presented to the user if they are selected, including what industry to do you work, what is your job title, and what size company do you work for. This survey helps us better understand our audience.

Account Registration

The minimum information we need to register a consumer is an email address and a password. We will ask further questions for different services, including sales promotions. Unless stated, all registration questions are compulsory.

We may also ask some further, voluntary questions during registration for certain services so we can gain a clearer understanding of our visitors and consumers. This also enables us to personalize services for our visitors and consumers.

Information we Automatically Collect

Reuters automatically collects Non-Personally Identifiable Information (Non-PII) on all visitors and consumers interacting with our online services, including your IP address, browser type, operating geography, and pages visited.

If you access our Online Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device ("UDID").

This information is used to personalize your experience across all Reuters platforms. It also allows us to display relevant content, services and advertising to the appropriate audience.


Updating Your Personal Information

For Reuters Registered Consumers

Reuters offers a My Profile page where you can update your personal information at any time, including resetting your password, email subscriptions, and managing your payment information. When you are logged in, you can get to this page from most pages on the site - simply click on My Account at the top of the screen.

For All Reuters Consumers (registered and non-registered)

Reuters offers a way to update your marketing profile information. Simply click on the AdChoices Icon (us the actual Icon here) at the bottom of most pages. A window will popup and allow you to update your marketing preferences or opt-out of targeted advertising. If you opt-out you will continue to see advertising but it will not be tailored to your interests.


Who Reuters May Share Your Information With

Reuters will not share your personal information with others for marketing purposes unless you have given your permission. With your permission, we will only share your information with carefully chosen third parties.

Reuters may offer via the site third party services, such as video recommendations, article recommendations, social login, social sharing, social commenting, live news feeds, and surveys. Any information which is collected by Reuters when you access a third party service is processed under this Privacy Statement. Information collected by third party operators themselves will be governed by their own privacy statement.

Reuters may use service providers to help us run this site or services available on the site, some of whom may be based outside your country or the European Economic Area. Any third parties who access your data in the course of providing services on our behalf are subject to strict contractual restrictions to ensure that your data is protected, and in compliance with Data Privacy laws. Reuters may also independently audit these service providers to ensure they meet our standards.


Use of Cookies

Reuters use cookies and other similar anonymous tracking technologies for a number of reasons.

  1. Reuters use anonymous cookies for statistical purposes to track how many unique consumers we have and how often they visit the Reuters sites. Reuters collect data about which of our pages are most frequently visited and by which types of visitors and consumers from which countries.
    1. Reuters use registration cookies to track if registered consumers are logged in. This allows you to access services that require registration such as purchasing analyses or commenting on articles. You must enable Reuters to place cookies on your computer to register and use services requiring registration.
  2. Reuters use cookies with privacy compliant third parties to collect anonymous user information. These third party cookies (flash and non-flash) and web beacons are used for video recommendations, article recommendations, social sharing and other similar services and collect information such as your IP address, browser type, operating geography, and pages visited.
  3. Both Reuters and third party advertisers use cookies to collect anonymous statistical advertising data. This may include whether a visitor has seen an advertisement and if so, how long ago, how many have seen the advertisement once and how many have seen it more than once. Further information is available below concerning Online Behavioural Advertising.
  4. Placing cookies on your computer means Reuters may serve you advertisements possibly more interesting to you, and allows us to control the number of times you see advertisements and measure effectiveness of ad campaigns. Further information is available below in the Online Behavioural Advertising section, including how you can opt out of online behavioural advertising.

You can turn cookies off, but if you do this, you may not be able to use some services on the Reuters site, and you might see more pop-ups and other intrusive advertising, as we won't be able to limit what you see using cookies. You will however still be able to view editorial content.

For more information on managing your cookies, including how to turn them off, please review the “Updating Your Personal Information” section above.

By permitting cookies to be used you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described above.


About Reuters Advertising

Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) allows us to deliver targeted advertising to visitors to the Reuters sites. OBA works by showing you advertisements which are based on the type of content you have been reading, and delivering advertisements which we believe may be of interest to you.

As you browse Reuters, one of the cookies placed on your computer will be an advertising cookie so we can better understand what sort of pages you are interested in.

The information collected about your computer enables us to group you with other computers who have shown similar interests. We can then display advertising to you which is based on these interests. For instance if you have been reading a lot of Food and Drink articles we may decide to show you more advertisements based on food and drink.

It's important to remember that none of the OBA techniques we employ requires us to collect or use personally identifiable information like your name, email address, postal address or telephone number.

Behavioural retargeting is another form of OBA which enables us and some of our advertising partners to show you ads based on your online reading away from the Reuters site. For example, if you have visited the website of an online clothing shop you may start seeing ads from that same shopping site displaying special offers or showing you the products that you were browsing. This allows companies to advertise to visitors who are interested in their content after they leave their website.

Reuters may also want to share behavioural data with other websites. This may mean that when you are on other websites you are served advertising based on your behaviour on Reuters, and on Reuters you may be served advertising based on your behaviour on other sites.

If you want to opt out of receiving online behavioural advertising this does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising when you are using this website. It just means that the advertising you see will not be customised or relevant to you.

If you would like to manage your advertising profile, interests and learn how to opt out of online behavioural advertising, please review the “Updating Your Personal Information” section above. If you would like to further read about OBA please visit

Please visit for the privacy statement of our online behavioural targeting technology provider.

Other Advertising

Reuters contains contextual affiliate links from which we may earn revenue. Our articles are never influenced by advertisers or affiliates, nor are they written for the purpose of promoting a product, except when clearly branded as a 'sponsored feature' or 'advertisement feature' or 'sponsor's content'.


Legal Information

Please note that Reuters reserve the right to access and disclose personal data to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both ourselves and our visitors and consumers.


How to Contact Thomson Reuters about Your Personal Information, and/or This Privacy Statement

For the purposes of Data Privacy legislation, Thomson Reuters is the Data Controller for data collected through Reuters sites, and services provided. Reuters Limited, a Thomson Reuters company, Thomson Reuters Building, 30 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5EP.

If you would like to obtain a copy of your information held by Thomson Reuters, or have any queries regarding Thomson Reuters use of your information please contact the Global Privacy Officer at the above address, or by emailing


Changes to the Privacy Statement

Should Reuters elect to change our Privacy Statement, we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered visitors and consumers with the new details. Where required by law, will we obtain your consent to make these changes.

Changes to this Policy

November 2011: The Privacy Statement has been completely updated to include further information on marketing preferences, data collection, data sharing, use of cookies and user control over their own personal information on Reuters websites.