This policy was last updated on: 23rd May 2012.
What information will we collect about you?
We will collect information about you if you place an order with us for a product, service or event; sign up to one of our opt-in newsletters; or use the briefing request / contact forms.
We will also collect personal information about website usage through cookies (see section on 'Cookies' below) and server logs, which track the IP addresses of users visiting our site and the pages they visit.
How we will use the information
Where personal information is collected on Bloor's website, for instance through a web form or an online payment system, users will be informed as to what information is being captured, why and who (if anyone) it will be shared with.
Bloor will not sell, license or trade your personal information without your consent. We will not share your personal information with others unless they are acting under our instructions or we are required to do so by law.
Information collected via Bloor's server logs includes users' IP addresses and the web pages visited; this will be used to manage the web system and troubleshoot problems.
We reserve the right to contact you about any research downloads, or interactions with our website, once you have logged in as a registered member.
We send a monthly newsletter to those that have opted-in, to website members, and also to people who have had business contact with us. This is intended as a B2B service, keeping people informed of company news, products and services. Everyone is given the opportunity to unsubscribe via the website or newsletter. We operate a blacklist service to prevent people being re-introduced to a mailing list.
We conduct regular surveys to aid our research and better our customer service. You can easily remove yourself from this service by clicking on the unsubscribe links or by contacting us directly.
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This website uses a 1x1 transparent graphic to help us monitor page impressions on analyst content. It is used to compile our "popular content" lists and provide a generic overview of what is popular.
- What Are Cookies
- Types of Cookie
- How Do I Disable Cookies?
- Cookies Used On BloorResearch.com
- Managing Your Cookie Preferences
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data given to your browser by a website which may be stored as text files in the cookie directory of your computer. Cookies are not programs and cannot collect information from your computer. They do not damage your computer and are defined as "a piece of text stored on a user's computer by their web browser. A cookie can be used for authentication, storing site preferences, shopping cart contents, the identifier for a server-based session, or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data" (source: Wikipedia, 2011).
Each website may send cookie data to your browser which may save it to your hard drive if your browser's preferences allow it to do so. To protect your privacy your browser only returns a cookie to the website that sent it originally you the cookie and does not send it to any other website. A website cannot access your cookie directory or information on your computer; instead relevant cookies are included by your browser within each request you make to the website. A website can only obtain cookie data that your browser sends to it.
Types of Cookie
There are two main types of cookie:
Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser and are usually not saved to your computer's hard disk. We use session cookies to:
- hold some types of non-private information you provide while using an interactive tool on the website
- identify that you have logged in to the site
- hold your search criteria while you are carrying out a search of the website
- collect information on website usage - as described above
Persistent cookies remain on your computer for a specified time and so are saved to your computer's hard disk. We use persistent cookies to:
- identify that a registered user has returned
- securely remember your login User ID - if you have asked us to do so
- understand how you use our site and obtain information on website usage - as described above
Cookies that are set by the site you are visiting are referred to as "first-party cookies". Other cookies set by suppliers and external service providers are known as "third-party cookies".
How Do I Disable Cookies?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. For example, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you would not be able to post comments.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these setttings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site. You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initative (who offer a useful opt-out tool)
Cookies We Might Set
By browsing this website you are implying content to set cookies.
Cookies Set by This Website (First Party)
|session_id||This is a simple token used by PHP applications to identify your unique session on the website. Typically used to maintain the integrity of your session while transacting information with a website (accessing secure areas, forms submissions etc). This is an essential cookie to the operation of the site that is always set. If you choose to block this cookie you won't be able to login to the website or submit online forms.||Browser Session||Essential|
|cmsvfy||Used to secure our website forms||2 Hours||Essential|
|paperdownloaded||Used to deliver downloads and research papers.||Browser Session||Essential|
|cookie_prefs||Records that you have seen our cookie bar||1 Year||Essential|
|cart||Used by the shopping cart system to buy research or reserve event bookings. If cookies not accepted we will only remember the cart contents for the duration of your browser session.||1 Year||Functionality|
|remember||Optional. Used to store an encrypted copy of your login credentials.||1 Year||Functionality|
|commentdata||Optional. Used to store an encrypted copy of the commentor name and email address.||3 Months||Functionality|
Google Analytics (Third Party)
We use Google Analytics to monitor use of this site, allowing our developers to better the design and navigation.
Google Analytics is not used if your browser is set to "Do Not Track" (also known as the DNT setting)
|Cookie name||Cookie provider||Expires after||Description of cookie|
|_gat||Google Analytics||2 years||Used to throttle request rate.|
|_ga||Google Analytics||30 minutes||Used to distinguish users.|
How we will protect information about you
We do our utmost to protect your privacy. The Data Protection Act 1998 obliges us to follow security procedures regarding the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us in order to avoid unauthorised loss or access. As such we have implemented industry-standard security systems and procedures to protect information from unauthorised disclosure, misuse or destruction.
How you can access your information
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of particular personal information we hold about you then please contact us. We may make a small charge for this service (maximum of £10).