Privacy Policy

Who we are

North Africa Post is a regional newspaper providing global analysis on the MENA region and beyond.The North Africa Post is the first independent bi-media serving the north African/Mena region, with exclusive insight and stories served by dedicated professionals from the news industry.

First launched online, the web version of North Africa Post is soon to be followed by a weekly newspaper targeted at high-end tourists in Maghreb Hotels, diplomatic attachés and expatriates, as well as the general public willing to access English news of the region.

Aiming at becoming a regional newspaper with global Influence, North Africa Post is an independent project that also welcomes op/eds and columns form international figures that are relevant to the debate about North Africa/MENA Region. Should you be interested in contributing, please go to the opinions sections , or send an email to the editor at opeds. More

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Cookies and Privacy Policy

At our Website we primarily use cookies for clickstream analysis and for the purpose of optimising user experience. We also use cookies to discover malfunctions on the site, such as dead links and accessibility errors, and to be able to analyse how users use the website. Furthermore we use cookies from third party services, such as Youtube, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn for advertising. Below, you can read more about which cookies we use, and how to delete them.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small information file stored in your browser and it recognises your device on future visits. No personal data is stored in our cookies and they cannot contain viruses. Almost all websites use cookies.

How to delete cookies

If you wish to block cookies from our Website, most browsers have advanced settings for cookies under their Internet options/settings. You can add this domain to the list of other websites from which you wish to block cookies.

How to delete cookies:

In the settings you can also delete individual cookies or all cookies stored in your browser.

If your browser is set to block all cookies, please note that there might be some functions that will not work on various websites.

If you do not want your visit to our websiteto be registered by Google Analytics, you can install Google’s Opt-Out browser Add-on. By installing this add-on, your visits to other websites that use Google Analytics will not be registered either.

What are cookies used for on Our Website?

  • Technical functions, so that we are able to save your preferences. For example if you have accepted cookies or not.
  • Trafic monitoring and statistics, which we primarily use for improving website content and navigation. We use our own cookies, Google Analytics, which gives insights into the use of our Website. Anonymous data are collected, such as the duration of your visit on our website, which pages you see, if your computer has visited us before, which browser and operating system you use etc.
  • Behavioural-based and individually targeted advertising, in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. For example banner ads on other websites. We use Adform, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • We also use a number of third party services, suchs as Facebook, YouTube and Google services. Third party may receive information such as which browser you use, IP-address and the pages you visit on our Website. Are you logged into Facebook or Google, while you visit our Website, these data can be linked to your profile on this service. This is outside AU’s control and is thus a matter between you and third party.

    How does AdSense use cookies?

    AdSense uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.

    Cookies themselves contain no personally identifiable information. Depending on the publisher’s and the user’s settings, information associated with cookies used in advertising may be added to the user’s Google Account.

    Opting out of ads personalization

    If a user opts out of ads personalization using Google’s Ads Settings, they will no longer receive personalized advertising from Google.

    When does AdSense send cookies to a browser?

    AdSense sends a cookie to the user’s browser after any impression, click, or other activity that results in a call to our servers. If the browser accepts the cookie, the cookie is stored on the browser.

    Most commonly, AdSense sends a cookie to the browser when a user visits a page that shows Google ads. Pages with Google ads include ad tags that instruct browsers to request ad content from our servers. When the server delivers the ad content, it also sends a cookie. But a page doesn’t have to show Google ads for this to happen; it just needs to include our ad tags, which might load a click tracker or impression pixel instead.

    Notify users about cookies

    All publishers must clearly display a privacy policy notifying visitors about the site’s use of cookies. In addition, all publishers must comply with applicable laws regarding the collection of information from site visitors.

    Third-party and first-party cookies

    Cookies are categorized as third-party or first-party depending on whether they are associated with the domain of the site a user visits. Third-party cookies are associated with a domain that is different from the domain of the site a user visits. The third-party cookies used by AdSense for advertising purposes may be associated with the or country-specific Google domains such as Note that this doesn’t change the name or content of the actual cookie. The difference between a third-party cookie and a first-party cookie is only a matter of which domain a browser is pointed toward. The exact same kind of cookie might be sent in either scenario.

    Custom Search Ads (including AdSense for Search, AdSense for Shopping, and Programmable Search Engine) also uses a combination of first-party and third-party cookies. First party cookies are relied upon primarily when access to third party cookies is restricted, and are required to continue ad serving.