Cookies on SurveyProject.org

- Cookies on Surveyproject.org
- How to stop the browser tracking info

COOKIES USED ON SURVEYPROJECT.ORG

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites if you visit a page which contains embedded content from social media. Such third party cookies may track your use of the surveyproject.org  website. We and our partners also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you.

If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the SurveyProject website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

What you need to know about cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. We use them to:

o Remember your preferences
o Tailor our sites to your interests.

There are different types of cookies:

First party cookies
These are set by the website you’re visiting. And only that website can read them. In addition, a website might use a separate company to analyse how people are using their site. And this separate company will set their own cookie to do this.

Third party cookies
These are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting.

Some of our web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you Share a link to a page, the service you share it on (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser.

We have no control over third party cookies.

Advertising cookies
Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites.

Session cookies
These are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari.

Persistent cookies
These are saved on your computer. So they don’t get deleted when you close your browser.

We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.

Adobe Flash cookies
Currently we do not use Adobe Flash Player but they can be used to to let you watch videos and play games on the site.

Adobe use their own cookies to remember your preferences and track your browsing. You can manage these Adobe Flash cookies on the Adobe website.

You can find out how to stop your browser tracking your info here.

Other tracking technologies
Some sites use things like web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs to understand how people are using them and target advertising at people.

They usually take the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in a web page or email. They work with cookies and capture data like your IP address, when you viewed the page or email, what device you were using and where you were. There's info about how to avoid them here.

HOW TO STOP THE BROWSER TRACKING INFO

You can change your browser’s settings so it’ll tell you when cookies get sent to it. Or it can refuse cookies altogether. Check the Help section in your browser for more info.

How do web browsers track my info?
They use various technical tools, including:

Cookies
IP addresses
HTTP referrer
Tracking scripts
User agents
Browser fingerprinting.

The “Do Not Track” (DNT) setting
Some internet browsers have a DNT setting. This sends a signal to websites asking them not to track your browsing.

How to avoid web beacons and other tracking technologies
You can normally render them ineffective by switching off cookies in your browser. There are also browser add-ons and extensions that specifically block web beacons.

To avoid web beacons in emails, you can turn off images in your email service. Check your email’s Help section to find out how.