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SurveyBods is a trading name of Research Bods Online Limited (ResearchBods)

Our website www.surveybods.com uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

By accessing and browsing our website you are agreeing to the terms of this cookie policy and agree to us using cookies. Please read this cookie policy carefully.

We may update this cookie policy so it’s a good idea to come back and read through it again from time to time.

This cookie policy was last updated on 9 June 2020.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, ResearchBods) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Please refer to the “Third Party Cookies” section below for further details on third party cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons for our website to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. Third parties serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

Types of Cookies:

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are essential to the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Functional

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise out content for you, greet you by name and remember user preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Performance/Analytical

These types of cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Name Type of Cookie Who serves this Cookie Expiry Purpose
panel-session Strictly Necessary ResearchBods 2 days This cookie is essential to our site as it saves your session keeping you logged in.
__cfduid Strictly Necessary ResearchBods When the browsing session ends. This cookie is essential to our site as it is used to identify an individual behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per individual basis.
IRIS_SESSION Functional ResearchBods 30 days This cookie enables us to combat abuse and enhance our security features (by preventing the same user from re-entering the same survey in the time period) as well as allowing some users to continue where they left off.
csite Functional ResearchBods When the browsing session ends. This cookie enables us to remember the user's selected language version on our website
_ga Performance/Analytical Google (third party cookie) 2 years We use these Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited on our site.
_gat Performance/Analytical Google (third party cookie) When the browsing session ends. We use these Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited on our site.
gid Performance/Analytical Google (third party cookie) 24 hours We use these Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited on our site.
lang 3rd Party Twitter When the browsing session ends. This cookie remembers the user's selected language version of a website.
vuid 3rd Party Vimeo 2 years This cookie allows Vimeo Analytics to create a unique id for the user

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons or pixel tags?

Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "pixel tags" "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our website or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.

Some features used on our website may involve a cookie being sent to your computer by a third party. For example, if you view or listen to any embedded audio or video content you may be sent cookies from the site where the embedded content is hosted. Likewise, if you share any content on this site through social networks (for example by clicking a Facebook “like” button or a “Tweet” button) you may be sent cookies from these websites. We have no control over these cookies so please check the relevant third party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

How to manage cookies

Find out more about cookies including how to disable/enable and delete them at the following website http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You may for example reject or delete Google Analytics cookies by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website, or you may experience reduced functionality when accessing certain services.

If you want to delete cookies from the browser on your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

How often will you update this Cookie Notice?

We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies. The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated.