Cookies Policy

1. Cookies Policy

1.1 This Website www.syndicateresearch.com is operated by Syndicate Research Limited, c/o Michael House, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3LQ.  Any issues or questions relating to this Cookies Policy should be addressed to admin@syndicateresearch.com.

1.2 By using our Website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookies Policy.  You will have seen a pop up to this effect on your first visit to this Website; although it will not usually appear on subsequent visits, you may withdraw your consent at any time by following the instructions below.

Disabling cookies

1.3 If you do not agree to the use of these cookies please disable them by following the instructions for your browser set out here or use the automated disabling tools where available for certain cookies below.  Please note that some of the services will not function at optimal performance if cookies are disabled.

1.4 Where the organisation setting the cookie provides an automated disabling tool in respect of its cookie(s) we list the name of that organisation, the category of cookies it sets together with a link to its disabling/opt out tool. In all other cases, we list the names of the cookies themselves and their source at the date of this Cookies Policy so that you can easily identify and disable them if you wish to through your browser controls.

1.5 After your initial visit to this Website we may change the cookies we use. This Cookies Policy will always allow you to know who is placing cookies, for what purposes and provide you with the means to disable them. Therefore you should continue to check this Cookies Policy from time to time.

What are cookies?

1.6 Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating web domain on your subsequent visits to that domain. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains so when you visit www.syndicateresearch.com your browser may receive cookies from several sources.

1.7 Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences and generally improve the user experience. They can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests through tracking your browsing across websites.

1.8 Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser and persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser is closed (for example to remember your user preferences when you return to the site).

What types of cookies are used on this Website?

1.9 We describe the categories of cookies we, as Syndicate Research, our affiliates and our contractors use below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

1.10 These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features.  Without these cookies, services you have asked for (such as navigating between pages) cannot be provided.

This Website (full and mobile versions) currently uses the following strictly necessary cookies:

– A cookie which allows you to log into the website

Performance Cookies

1.11 We make use of analytic cookies to analyse how our visitors use our Website and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website. The information collected by these cookies is not associated with your personal information by us or by our contractors.

This Website (full and mobile) currently uses the following performance cookies:

– Google Analytics cookies

Functionality cookies

1.12 These cookies allow this Website to remember choices you make such as your user name, language or the region you are in and provide enhanced, more personal features.  For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located.  These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise.  They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

Advertising cookies

1.13 Advertising cookies (or targeting cookies) collect information about the browsing habits associated with your device and are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used by services provided by third parties on this Website, such as ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons in addition to providing the requested functionality. Third parties provide these services in return for recognising that you (or more accurately your device has) have visited a certain website. These third parties put down advertising cookies both when you visit our Website and when you use their services and navigate away from our Website. Their privacy practices are set out below:

For example:

• AddThis (the service that runs some of our social sharing buttons): http://www.addthis.com/privacy#.T6j–usS0bw

• YouTube video player cookie policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/faq/#toc-cookies

You can opt out of the advertising cookies set by these third parties at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

• Facebook’s data use policy: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other

• Twitter’s privacy policy: https://twitter.com/privacy

Use of IP addresses and web logs

1.16 Syndicate Research may also use a user’s IP address and browser type to help diagnose problems with its server, to administer the Syndicate Research products and to improve their functionality. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies a user’s computer on the internet. A user’s IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information. Syndicate Research does not use IP addresses to derive the identity of the person using the IP address.

1.17 Syndicate Research may perform IP lookups to determine which domain a user is coming from (e.g. google.com) to more accurately gauge its users’ demographics.  Syndicate Research employs a small number of tools which perform IP lookups against visit event data in order to establish the geographical location of visits. This is most frequently seen against search campaigns, and the search entry data is retained as long as Syndicate Research’s campaign is running.

Cookies policy does not cover third party websites

1.18 Please note that this Cookies Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of third party websites which may be linked to this Website.

Updates to this Cookies Policy

1.19 We may change the content of our Website or services without notice, and consequently our Cookies Policy may change at any time in the future. We therefore encourage you to review it from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies.