Compliance & Certifications
iResearch Services uses certain monitoring and tracking technologies, such as cookies, beacons, pixels, tags, and scripts (collectively, “Cookies”). These technologies are used in order to provide, maintain, and improve our website and platform or any other website or webpage operated by us (the “Services”), to optimize our offerings and marketing activities, and to provide our visitors, customers, and users (“you”) with a better experience (for example, in order to track users’ preferences, to better secure our Services, to identify technical issues, and to monitor and improve the overall performance of our Services).
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored through the browser on your computer or mobile device (for example, Google Chrome or Safari). They allow websites to store information like user preferences. You can think of Cookies as providing a so-called ‘memory’ for the website so that it can recognize you when you come back and respond appropriately. Cookies are typically classified as either ‘session cookies,’ which are automatically deleted when you close your browser, or ‘persistent cookies,’ which will usually remain on your device until you delete them or they expire.
iResearch Services uses several different types of Cookies on our website and platform:
Performance Cookies: This type of Cookie helps us secure and better manage the performance of our Services. It remembers your preferences for features found on the Services, so you don’t have to reset them each time you visit.
Analytics Cookies: Every time you visit our Services, the analytics tools and services we use generate Cookies that can tell us (so long as they are allowed and not deleted) whether or not you have visited our Services in the past and provide additional information regarding how visitors and users use our Services (such as how many visitors we have on a certain landing page, how often they visit, or where users tend to click on our Services). Your browser will tell us if you have these Cookies. If you don’t have them but allow new Cookies to be placed, we will typically generate and place new ones.
Registration Cookies: When you register and sign into our Services, we generate Cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not and maintain your login session.
Our servers use these Cookies to work out which account on our Services you are signed into and if you are allowed access to a particular area or feature on such account.
While you are signed in to our Services, we combine information from your Registration Cookies with Analytics Cookies, which we could use to learn, for example, which pages you have visited.
Marketing & Advertising Cookies: These Cookies allow us to know whether or not you’ve seen an ad or a type of ad online, how you interacted with such an ad, and how long it has been since you have seen it.
We also set Cookies on certain other sites that we advertise on. If you receive one of those Cookies, we may use it to identify you as having visited that site and viewing our ad there if you later visit our Services. We can then target our advertisements based on this information.
Third-Party Integration Cookies: On some pages of our Services, other organizations may also set their own Cookies. They do this to enable and improve the performance and interoperability of their applications, features, or tools integrated with our Services to track their performance or customize their services for you.
How Can You Turn Cookies Off (or Remove Them)?
All modern web browsers allow you to change your Cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links to ‘cookies’ help pages may be helpful. You can also use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
- Safari (Desktop/MacBook)
- Safari (Mobile)
- Android browsers
If you are primarily concerned about third-party Cookies generated by advertisers and live in the US, Canada, or Europe, you can also opt out from the collection of your data by our advertising partners who participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance. Opt out by visiting:
- https://optout.aboutads.info/ (for US users)
- https://youradchoices.ca/en/tools (for Canadian users)
- https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ (for European users)
- In addition, on your mobile device (for example, iPhone, iPad, or Android), you can change your device settings to control whether you see online interest-based ads.
To find out more about Cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following websites useful:
‘Do Not Track’ Signals
Some web browsers may transmit ‘Do Not Track’ signals to websites with which the browser communicates, telling the website not to follow its online movements. Because of differences in how web browsers interpret this feature and send those signals and a lack of standardization, it is not always clear whether visitors and users intend for these signals to be transmitted or whether they are even aware of them. Therefore, like many other reputable websites and online platforms, we currently do not respond to such ‘Do Not Track’ signals.