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Research Design Service London
 
 
privacy & cookie policy
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is The Research Design Service London.

We may collect and process the following data about you:
• Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site where registration is required, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information if you report a problem with our site.
• If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
• We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
• Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
• Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

What is a cookie?

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 website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.


Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below, with a note as to whether we use them; and then some details of the actual cookies on the site, their purpose, and what to do if you do not consent to any specific cookies being used. Please note however that since we only use cookies where they will be of benefit, any failure to consent may limit your use of this site.


Cookie name Category Purpose More Info
Session ID cookie 1 Standard ASP.NET cookie containing the user’s session ID. Expires as soon as user navigates away
Culture cookie 2 Utilised to store the users CMS culture Type: Culture Code, Expires: 1 year
Visitor Status Cookie 2 Sets the visitor status (unknown/first visit/more visits) Type: Integer, Expires: 1 year
Current Visit Status Cookie 2 Sets the current visit status (throughout current day) Type: Integer, Expires: 23 hours
URL Referrer Cookie 2 User URL referrer. Remembers the page the user last visited. Type: Url String, Expires: 1 day
Form State Cookie 2 Utilised for a check if the form state needs to be restored. Decides if the submitted fields in the form should be repopulated. fields in the form should be repopulated. Type: Integer - ID, Expires: 10 minutes
Google Analytics 2 Utilised by Google Analytics to track visitor’s data on the website. http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html
Preferred Culture cookie 3 Storing details of the users preferred CMS culture Type: Culture Code, Expires: 1 year
CurrentTheme 3 Sets the current chosen theme Type: Integer - ID, Expires: 23 hours
VisitorStatus 3 Sets the visitor status (unknown/first visit/more visits). Type: Integer - ID, 1 year
       
Text Size 3 Used to store the text size selected by the user so as to display the site with the selected text size Type: String, Expires: as soon as user navigates away from the site