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What are affiliate links and why do we use them?


The content featured on Time Out is curated by our editorial staff. This curation is core to how we create content, and everything we write about has been selected by a local expert. 

Time Out never includes listings for commercial reasons. We do, though, add links that enable our users to book the things we’re recommending. Sometimes these direct users to our affiliate partners, via what we call an affiliate link.

What is an affiliate link?

An affiliate link is a standard website address that also has a unique tracking ID added at the end. This unique tracking ID tells the website the user has come from Time Out. We receive a small amount of commission every time something is booked or purchased following one of these referrals. However, not all of our booking buttons use affiliate links and some are simply there to help direct our readers.

Some of our affiliate partners include: Skimlinks, and GetYourGuide. Often, data is stored by our affiliates to help deliver better products, marketing and content to users – but Time Out does not share any of its own data with affiliates. (Click here to read the Time Out cookie policy.)

Why do we use affiliate links?

Although Time Out receives revenue for each booking or purchase made via affiliate links, curation by local experts is key to what we do. Therefore, selections are always independent from commercial concerns and the main function of our booking buttons is to help our audience engage with the great things we’re recommending. 

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