The SecureStudies domain is used by Full Circle Studies, Inc. to help with the collection of Internet web browsing data on specific websites that have enrolled in a broad market research effort to create reports on Internet behavior and trends.
As part of this market research effort, participating websites agree to deploy a SecureStudies web beacon throughout their site. This beacon is used to collect information about general visitation patterns to the participating website. Web beacons are commonly used by companies to understand the visitation on their website. In addition, the SecureStudies web beacon will utilize a cookie. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive. SecureStudies uses a combination of web beacons and cookies to help websites count users who have visited and seen a page or various parts of a page. We require that any website using our web beacon and cookies to include a notice about the use of web beacons and cookies to collect anonymous traffic data and to state what choices are available to users regarding the use of the information collected.
The web beacon and cookie used by SecureStudies is unable to identify the user visiting a page, and there is no personally identifiable data transmitted by, or linked to, the web beacon or any cookies.