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Privacy & Cookie Policy

Research Live respects the privacy of its online users. This privacy statement explains the data processing practices of The Market Research Society, publishers of Research Live. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to this policy please email

This privacy statement covers only The Research Live website at However, this website includes links to other websites, and these other sites are not covered by this statement.

Information we collect
We collect personal information from you through this site, for example through the online booking and order forms.

The Market Research Society processes information provided by Society members and non-members to enable it to carry out its activities in accordance with its objectives and for its administrative purposes.

We will use this information to enable us to provide the service you request. We may use the information to tell you about our other products and services. We may also make it available to any person on request to enable them to contact you for any purpose other than direct marketing. If you do not wish the information to be disclosed in this way, please notify us in writing ( 15 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0JR, email:

Cookies and log files
When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the MRS site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

This website uses a number of cookies to enhance the performance and experience of the website for its users.

cookiepolicyaccepted1 yearThis is the cookie notification popup that appears when entering the site for first time. After selecting "OK" this cookie ensures it doesn’t continue to appear unnecessarily.
SESSIDOn browser closeA unique randomly generated string of letter and numbers which is assigned to every user to identify the path and action taken throughout the site. This is used for debugging and maintenance purposes to show problem paths users have found.
mrsSignUpSubmitted1 MonthThe cookie is set by the signup on certain articles. The user does not need to continue to sign up to these articles.
article_signup_{number}1 MonthStores the users sign up information so when the cookie is found, the user does not need to continue to sign up for certain articles.
__atuvc/__atuvs2 yearsThe cookies are created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users.
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uid30 minutesThe cookies are created and read by the AddThis social sharing site, this cookie is private and unique identifier for every user to distinguish the point of share which is used to enhance and monitor the site.
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sc.UserId, sc.ASP_NET_SESSIONIDEnd of browser sessionThese cookies are set by SessionCam. The SessionCam reporting console includes the ability to re-sort recorded sessions by unique user. This aggregates multiple visits from the same, unique user over a selected date/time range. The sc.UserId cookie is used to enable this report. The sc.ASP.NET_SESSIONID cookie allows SessionCam to display a single session across multiple pages visited during a user’s unique visit to and allows SessionCam to combine a session using details provided by this cookie. This cookie is a session-only cookie and is erased when you close your browser.

MYMRS is the e-commerce and user accounts platform that is only accessible when signed in to this website.

ASP.NET_SessionIdOn browser closeAn anti-request forgery token. Page sent from the server and page responded to by the users browser must have the same token. Helps to prevent request forgery injections. The contents here are encrypted and signed.
AnonymousCartId4 daysStandard ASP.NET Session ID – helps iMIS web pages link the actions of a user to the right browser session detail for continuing a user’s session. Helps to ensure continuity of info in SessionState and ViewState. It does not control role, security, or permissions. Deleting or modifying this cookie will not cause the user to be logged out but will force state information to be reloaded
Asi.Web.Browser.CookiesEnabledOn browser closeContains role and security info. This cookie is encrypted and encoded. Helps to ensure security at login. These are deleted on Sign Out.
LoginOn browser closeUsed to merge a user’s cart when after they login if they already had placed items in their cart while browsing anonymously.
__RequestVerificationTokenOn browser closeGlobal value to let other iMIS functions know that they can read the cookie values if needed.

Google Analytics

MRS online services, including mobile versions, use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile reports on site activity for us.

_utma2 years from set/updateUsed 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.
__utmt10 minutesUsed to throttle request rate.
__utmb30 mins from set/updateUsed 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.
__utmcEnd of browser sessionNot 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.
__utmz6 months from set/updateStores 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.
__utmv2 years from set/updateUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

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Removing and disabling cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

This website includes links to other sites. The Market Research Society is not responsible for the content or reliability of other websites to which we link. The inclusion of a link should not be taken as an endorsement of the site. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked sites.

Changes to this privacy policy
If this privacy statement changes in any way we will notify users via the MRS News page.

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