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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored in your computer or mobile phone’s internet browser (e.g Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari). They are usually used by websites to improve services for you, to find out more information about the popularity of a website and for delivering more relevant advertising.

How does ComRes use cookies?

ComRes use cookies for a number of purposes listed below.

1. Site performance cookies

We use cookies to remember some of your preferences.

2. Registration cookies

ComRes mostly uses cookies for registered members to make the logged in functionality work.

3. Social Media cookies

ComRes has buttons across the site to help you post our content to Social Media sites. If you choose to use one or both of these buttons, the respective site will use cookies to make this work. You can find out more about how these are used on their respective privacy policies.

4. Anonymous analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics software to monitor the number of people visiting the website, which uses a cookie to collect this information. Google Analytics only collects anonymous aggregate data, i.e. we cannot tell who you are or link data back to a specific username, and everyone’s data is shown as a whole, not individually. We use this only for statistical purposes to tell us information like how many people are new to the site or have visited before and which pages are the most popular.

5. Advertising cookies

Some pages on ComRes’s site may contain adverts. Often we need to know whether you have seen an advert and the time since you last saw it. This is to stop you from seeing the same advert repeatedly. To be able to do this we use a cookie to say when a particular advert has been show in your browser. It does not collect any personal information about you. However by opting out you will see less relevant advertising and are likely to see the same adverts more frequently.

6. Other third party cookies

Sometimes functionality gets added to the site which requires a cookie to operate.  These are generally used to capture referrals to third party sites or collect anonymous data. 

Can I use ComRes’s website without cookies?

You can access ComRes content without using cookies by turning them off in your browser’s settings, however you won’t be able to log in because this functionality requires cookies to remember who you are. Also, by turning cookies off you will see less relevant advertising and are likely to see the same adverts more often. E-commerce functionality will also be broken by turning off cookies.

How do I turn cookies off?

Cookies are saved to the browser, so to turn off any cookie you will have to do so for each browser you use. Usually most people have concerns about the use of cookies by third party advertising companies. These cookies will only ever collect anonymous data about a visit. We do not use any cookies that are designed to capture browsing information about a visitor outside of our own website.

Alternatively, you can turn off all cookie use within your browser by following the instructions on the below pages:

Where can I read more information?

You can read more information by visiting All About Cookies and Your Online Choices.

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