Cookies

This page explains what cookies are, how we use them on the websites of the BCA Research Inc. and your options for controlling them.

 

Please note:

Not all the cookies listed here will necessarily be used on each website

We will display our cookie prompt once when you visit each of our sites

If you send us a request in relation to activity logging on our websites as explained in the table below, this will apply to your use of all our sites so you only need to make one request.

What are cookies?

Cookies are pieces of information which include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session ("session cookies") and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used, for example, to remember you when you return to the site and will last for longer ("persistent cookies"). Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to your device and are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit (if they last longer than a web session) or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Some of the cookies used by our sites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services (such as interest based advertising and web analytics) on our behalf.

What do we use cookies for?

Some cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website or areas with paid-for content. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets, cannot be provided. Because such cookies are essential for using a site, these cookies cannot be turned off without severely affecting your use of the website.

Other cookies perform various functions, as the table below explains, together with your options for controlling them.

Some cookies may also be controlled by using your web browser settings. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set.

You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser.

For more general information about online behavioural (interest based) advertising and how it uses cookies, you may wish to visit www.youronlinechoices.com

OUR COOKIES

Type: Performance

What it does: These cookies allow us to manage the technical performance of the website such as load balancing to ensure that the site is available to all users

Your options: You may set your browser to reject these cookies but this is likely to affect your use of the site

 

Type: Functionality

What it does: These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. For example, they allow the website to remember selections such as your research area preferences for suggested reading functionality and to remember you on return visits. They may also be used, for example, to remember the point you have reached in a survey so that you can return to it later.

Your options: By choosing an option such as remember me, research preferences or participating in a survey or similar services that necessitate the use of a cookie, you will be indicating your consent to that cookie. You may set your browser to reject these cookies but this is likely to affect your use of the site

 

Type: Activity logging - websites

Example: BCASESSID, BCAETS, DB, BCAEMES

What it does: This cookie is essential to authorise your access to content and services that are not publicly available including paid-for content. If you are a registered user, trialist or subscriber, when you log on, this places a cookie on your machine.

Once you are logged on, we monitor your activity on our websites, for example, which articles you read. This is for the following purposes:

  • We need to ensure compliance with your user license and adherence to our terms and conditions as part of your trial or subscription.
  • For customer service purposes to provide users with a tailored service and to develop products and services reflecting our users' needs

Your options: If you would prefer us not to use your activity log for customer service purposes, you can request that we anonymise it for these uses. This will affect our ability to understand your requirements and personalise your browsing experience in the future.

Please note: If you are just browsing our sites without going through a log-in procedure, you will remain anonymous and we will not log your activity.

To request anonymisation please email us at clientservices@bcaresearch.com Please include the following details:

  • Your user name that you use to access our website(s) - this will be an email address
  • Your name
  • Your company name

 

THIRD PARTY COOKIE

Type: Google Analytics

Example: _ga, _gat,..

What it does: Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps us to understand how our users engage with our websites and so allows us to better tailor our websites to our users' needs.

The tool uses a cookie in order to evaluate use of content and compile reports for us on activity on our websites and Apps.

For more information, please visit: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Your options:

You can always disable these cookies by clicking here.