Cookies Policy

To make the "Site" work properly, we sometimes send small data files called cookies from the Site to your computer, mobile phone or other device. These cookies are then stored on the hard drive of your device. They help you use our Site more effectively, and help us assess how our Site is used. By using this Site, you agree that we can place these cookies on your device.

During your visits to our Site you may notice some cookies that are not related to this website. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

The cookies we use are anonymous and not intended to collect personal information. Our Privacy Policy explains how we handle any personal information the website does collect from Site users. 

What cookies do we use and how do we use them?

A number of our pages use the following cookies for the following purposes:

Our Cookies

Cookie name

Cookie description


This cookie helps you to navigate between different parts of the web  site. It allows us to remember certain settings, like the part of the site you were using. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.


This cookie helps us determine the browser language to be able to deliver content based on the cookie value.



Indicates the users support of cookies


Keeps track of the value that is passed in the src attribute from the url link.


Use to track if user accepted the cookie policy


This cookie helps us to store the panelistID of the respondent


NSC_* cookies are set by our load balancer and they help us balance the traffic on our servers

Third Party Cookies

Cookie name

Cookie description


Google Analytics cookie Used to distinguish users


Google Analytics cookie Used to throttle request rate


Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.


Used to throttle request rate.


Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.


Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.


Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.


Imperium finger print cookie to check for duplicate respondents

Cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here and will not affect the performance of your computer.

Only information collected by cookies as specified in this Cookie Policy is automatically collected from visitors or members of the Site.

What is Digital Finger Printing and how do we use it?

In general, Digital Fingerprinting technologies ("the technology") assign a unique identifier or "Machine-ID" to a user's computer to identify and track the computer. Our use of this technology will not disrupt or interfere with the use or control of a computer or alter, modify or change the settings or functionality of a computer. This technology will assist in ensuring the integrity of survey results.

The technology will analyse publicly available information and data obtained from the computer's web browser and from other publicly available data points, including without limitation the technical settings of the device, the characteristics of the device, and the device's IP Address (or equivalent), to create a unique identifier assigned to the device. The unique identifier will be an alpha-numeric ID. After creating the unique identifier, we do not retain the information ID used by the technology to create the unique identifier.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish or delete cookies installed by the Site - for more details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. To do so you should modify your browser settings click on the help section of your Internet browser and follow the instructions. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the Site and some services and functionalities may not work.