Terms of Use

This page carries details about the general use of this website, the licensing of the data and charts in this website, along with details of the type of personal information that may be gathered. Please note that although this website provides links to other websites, this policy only applies to pages with a URL which includes https://www.digitalnewsreport.org/.

Licensing of charts and images

We encourage reuse of the data, charts and text published on this website under the terms of this Creative Commons 3.0 licence. You are free to share, remix and make commercial use of this work as long as you attribute the Reuters Institute Digital News Report as set out in the terms of the licence.

Please note that some images on this website are from copyright-protected sources (for example, Reuters). Before copying, distributing or displaying those images you may need to seek a licence from the copyright holder.

Personal information

On some parts of the site, you may be asked to provide some limited personal information in order to enable the provision of certain services e.g. enquiries. We may store this information manually or electronically. By supplying this information you are consenting to the Reuters Institute holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. Personal information will not be sold to third parties, or provided to direct marketing companies or other such organisations without your permission. Information provided will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was provided. Personal information collected and/or processed is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. Any queries or concerns about privacy on this website should be sent to the Data Protection Officer.


When you visit some pages on the site, your computer may be issued with a small file (a ‘cookie’) for the purposes of managing and improving the services on the website. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. You can set your browser to refuse cookies or warn you before accepting them (see https://www.aboutcookies.org/ for more information).

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.

Changes to these terms of use

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time by updating this page.

You understand and agree that if you use the Digital News Report website after the effective date of the updated Terms of Use, you indicate that you accept those updated Terms of Use and you agree to abide by them.