To make the Prostate Cancer UK Supporter Research Panel site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the Prostate Cancer UK Supporter Research Panel site.
What cookies do we use and how do we use them?
A number of our pages use the following cookies for the following purposes:
to recognize you when you connect to the Prostate Cancer UK Supporter Research Panel website so as to personalise the user's interface.
to facilitate the management of Prostate Cancer UK Supporter Research Panel for statistical purposes (pages consulted, date and time of consultations etc.), for example Google Analytics
digital fingerprinting technology – see section below for more information
Enabling some of these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies (see «How to control cookies»), but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
Cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here and will not affect the performance of your computer.
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. Toluna 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. Toluna will use the technology to assist Prostate Cancer UK in ensuring the integrity of survey results. To the extent that the use of this technology involves the processing of the IP address of the device which you use to access Prostate Cancer UK Supporter Research Panel, this is classified as personal data, and Toluna will be the data controller in respect of this personal data only. Prostate Cancer UK is, however, the data controller of all other personal data processed during your use of the Prostate Cancer UK Supporter Research Panel site. From now in this Digital Finger Printing section, all the activities in respect of that data and the restrictions on Toluna’s use of that data that are described below shall also apply to Prostate Cancer UK’s use of the data.
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 computer, the characteristics of the computer, and the computer's IP Address, to create a unique identifier assigned to the computer. The unique identifier will be an alpha-numeric ID. After creating the unique identifier, Toluna does not retain the information ID used by the Technology to create the unique identifier.
Toluna (a) may link or associate your unique identifier to you and any of your Personal Information, (b) may share your unique identifier with Prostate Cancer UK; and (b) may receive or obtain a unique identifier linked to you from Prostate Cancer UK. Any unique identifier(s) received or obtained by Toluna and linked to a specific individual will be protected as if it were your personal information in accordance with this policy. These steps are taken in furtherance of Toluna's efforts to assist Prostate Cancer UK and other clients of Toluna in protecting and ensuring the integrity of survey results, as they allow the identification of fraudulent and duplicate respondents.
In the event that Toluna discovers or learns of any unethical conduct in connection with the use of the above technology, or that the technology is being used in a manner that is inconsistent with the statements and/or disclosures made by Toluna to respondents or in violation of applicable Laws and Codes, Toluna will take immediate action to prohibit such unethical conduct and to ensure the proper administration of the technology.
By the use of the Prostate Cancer UK Supporter Research Panel site you consent to the above cookies and digital fingerprinting to being put in place.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish or delete cookies installed by Prostate Cancer UK Supporter Research Panel - for details, see aboutcookies.org. 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 a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Here is some more detailed help and options on how to refuse or control cookies:
Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add on:
You may install an add-on for your browser that can be downloaded from here:
It is available for IE8-11, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera browsers.
Customization of cookies usage in your browser settings
In Settings / Preferences / Privacy choose "Use custom settings for history" and set "Accept third-party cookies" to "Never".
See detailed steps with screenshots here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-third-party-cookies
In Settings expand "Advanced Settings", click "Content settings..." and tick "Block third-party cookies and site data" checkbox.
In Tools / Internet Options / Privacy click "Advanced", select "Override automatic cookie handling" and select "Block" choice under "Third Party Cookies".
Preferences / Privacy - near "Block cookies and other website data" tick "From third parties and advertisers".
Normally this is a default setting.