Cookie Policy

What are Cookies

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit a website. The cookies send information back to the website each time you return.

Cookies can be permanent (these are known as persistent cookies) where they remain on your computer until you delete them, or temporary (these are known as session cookies) where they last only until you close your browser.

Cookies can also be first-party cookies, which are those set by the website which is being visited, or third-party cookies which are set by someone other than the owner of the website being visited.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies for purposes such as improving the functionality of our Service, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.
We also use cookies to analyse how our users use the Service, interact with our content and view our advertising. We allow approved third parties such as AdobeSite Catalyst to use cookies and other similar technologies for these purposes. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

Cookies we use & what they are for

The following cookies are used for session management or to understand panellist or survey takers activities, choices and preferences as they interact with the system via their browser. There are also cookies that are implemented to prevent fraudulent access of both the panel site and any surveys participated within. Other cookies primarily used for analytics and remembering user settings (user interface preferences) are stored as persistent cookies which last longer than the browser session.

The cookies detailed here are grouped by the areas in which they can be found/experienced.

Panel Site (WordPress based)

Name Description Expiration
wp-settings-{user_id} Used to customise view when logged in 6 months
wp-settings-time-{user_id} Used to customise view when logged in 6 months
wordpress_{session_id} WordPress cookie for a logged in user logged in session
wordpress_logged_in_{session_id} WordPress cookie for a logged in user logged in session
wordpress_sec_{session_id} WordPress cookie for a logged in user logged in session
wordpress_sec_{session_id} WordPress cookie for a logged in user logged in session
wordpress_test_cookie Tests if cookies are permitted browser session
PHPSESSID Variable to identify a unique session browser session
tpc_{poll_id} Issued for each poll participated within 1 day
Cerber_groove ID for security/authentication 1 day
IMBHaLpftRYzn Obscured ID & security key, varies by user/location 1 hour
MOIaxHQVvZBuY Obscured ID & security key, varies by user/location 1 hour
ZJEmUrtz Obscured ID & security key, varies by user/location 1 hour
[…] AdobeSite Catalyst […]
     

Information on Adobe SiteCatalyst’ cookies can be found here .

Panel Auth (Kinesis Panel)

Name Description Expiration
BEACON_LOGIN Authentication cookie logged in session
HERMES_FKEY Secondary auth to prevent security attacks 30 days
CATI_SESSION Similar to BEACON_LOGIN but set by CATI system 30 days

 

Survey Participation (Decipher)

Name Description Expiration
IRIS_SESSION Security and abuse prevention 30 days
__distillery Third party Wistia player for featuring in surveys browser session
__cfduid Cloud Flare security/DDoS prevention browser session

 

Information on Cloud Flare’s cookie can be found here:
https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-What-does-the-Cloudflare-cfduid-cookie-do

How to manage and remove cookies

If you would like to restrict, block or remove cookies you can do this through your web browser settings. Depending on which browser you are using the steps required vary slightly. Click on any of the browser links below for instructions.

Internet Explorer
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Google Chrome
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Opera
https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

Safari iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

If you are not using any of the above browsers, then the “Help” function within your web browser will tell you what you need to do.

Please note that certain areas of our websites can only be accessed by having cookies enabled and you should be aware that disabling cookies may prevent you from accessing some of our content and enjoying the full features of our websites.

For information on how to manage cookies on your mobile device browser, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

By continuing to navigate without changing your browser settings you consent to our use of cookies as outlined in this policy.

The Cookie Policy posted on this service was updated on 31 August 2018.