Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

To make the Angus Reid Forum USA 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 Angus Reid Forum USA 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 Angus Reid Forum USA website so as to personalise the user's interface.
  • to facilitate the management of
  • 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 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.

Only information collected by cookies as specified in this cookie policy is automatically collected from visitors or members of the Angus Reid Forum.

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

In general, Digital Fingerprinting technologies assign a unique identifier or "Machine-ID" to a user's computer to identify and track the computer. The Angus Reid Forum USA will not use Digital Fingerprinting technology (the "technology") to collect personal information, or track the online activities, of the user of a computer; and 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. The technology is used to assist the Angus Reid Forum USA and our clients 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 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, the Angus Reid Forum USA does not retain the information ID used by the Technology to create the unique identifier.

The Angus Reid Forum USA(a) may link or associate your unique identifier to you and any of your Personal Information, (b) may share your unique identifier with other sample or panel providers; and (c) may receive or obtain a unique identifier linked to you from a third party, including without limitation a sample or panel provider or another client of the Angus Reid Forum. Any unique identifier(s) received or obtained by the Angus Reid Forum USA and linked to a specific individual will be protected as if it were your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy. These steps are taken in furtherance of the Angus Reid Forum's efforts to assist in protecting and ensuring the integrity of survey results, as they allow the identification of fraudulent and duplicate respondents.

In the event that the Angus Reid Forum USA 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 the Angus Reid Forum USA to respondents or in violation of applicable Laws and Codes, the Angus Reid Forum USAwill take immediate action to prohibit such unethical conduct and to ensure the proper administration of the technology.

By the use of the Angus Reid Forum USA you consent to the above cookies being put in place. How to control cookies:

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish or delete cookies installed by the Angus Reid Forum USA- for 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 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:


In Settings expand "Advanced Settings", click "Content settings..." and tick "Block third-party cookies and site data" checkbox.

Internet Explorer

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.


Open Microsoft Edge, select Menu (3 dots icon on top right corner of the browser) > Settings > Site permissions > Cookies and site data, turn on "Block third-party cookies" or add desired sites in "Block" section to block the cookies.