Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

Your consent applies to the following domains: www.psychologicalscience.org

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns. The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
AddThis __atsscthird party1 yearThis cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is embedded in the APS site on certain pages to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
AddThis __atuvcthird party1 yearThis cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is embedded in the APS site on certain pages to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
AddThis __atuvsthird party1 yearThis cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is embedded in the APS site on certain pages to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
Adroll __adroll_fpcthird party20 daysUsed to identify the visitor across visits and devices. This allows the website to present the visitor with relevant advertisement - The service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.
Adroll __ar_v4third party1 dayOptimises ad display based on the user's movement combined and various advertiser bids for displaying user ads.
APS Expiration DatepersistentIndefiniteThis cookie is only set if you are an APS member who logs in and clicks the "Remember My Login" checkbox. It is used to determine if Membership is current or expired.
APS First NamepersistentIndefiniteThis cookie is only set if you are an APS member who logs in and clicks the "Remember My Login" checkbox. It is used to personalize the website for logged in Members.
APS IDpersistentIndefiniteThis cookie is only set if you are an APS member who logs in and clicks the "Remember My Login" checkbox. It is used to identify members.
APS Major FieldpersistentIndefiniteThis cookie is only set if you are an APS member who logs in and clicks the "Remember My Login" checkbox. It is used to personalize content, delivering relevant articles to users based on interests.
APS Member CategorypersistentIndefiniteThis cookie is only set if you are an APS member who logs in and clicks the "Remember My Login" checkbox. This cookies is used to personalize content based on your Membership Category (i.e. Student vs Full Member).
Facebook Pixel _fbpthird party5 MonthsFacebook Pixel Cookie used to provide analytical data on our articles to Facebook.
Google Analytics _gathird party2 YearsUsed to distinguish users.
Google Analytics _gidthird party24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
Google Analytics __utmathird party2 YearsUsed 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.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.