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This page explains what cookies are, how we use them on the websites of 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 concerning 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 that include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. Some 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 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 recognizes 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 website use.

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 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 browsers.

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


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 indicate 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


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

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 anonymize it for these uses. This will affect our ability to understand your requirements and personalize 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 anonymization please email us at clientservices@bcaresearch.com Please include the following details:

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



Type: Google Analytics

Example: _ga, _gat,..

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

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

For more information, please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites


Type: HubSpot

Example: AWSELB, _hstc, _hssrc 

What it does: We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons for our Websites 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 Websites and Subscription Services.

For more information, please visit: https://legal.hubspot.com/cookie-policy