Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. Linked In An icon of the Linked In logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo.

Google Consumer Surveys – all you need to know

You may have noticed that every so often when you visit our website you are asked to answer a quick question before you can read an article. This is part of Google Consumer Surveys, a service that allows us to continue bringing you the best local news for free.

What is the point of Google Consumer Surveys?

By answering a Google Consumer Survey, you are providing businesses with anonymous market data so that they can understand their audience better.

The companies pay for the answers to the questions, with a percentage of the money coming to the Evening Express.

Your personal information (email addresses, financial information) is NOT used. The surveys only take your answers to the questions.

We use the money to help pay to keep our website free to view.

How often will I see a survey?

You shouldn’t see the surveys more than once a week if you have answered a question or shared that page using the share tools. If you don’t complete the survey or share, then you may see it again.

Surveys are sometimes also targeted to certain users, so depending on your age, location or gender, you may or may not see them.

I answered a survey but I’m still seeing them – what’s wrong?

Google uses cookies to know who has already answered a survey, so if you delete your cookies you may see the survey again.

I don’t want to answer questions – can I skip them?

Yes you can skip them, but that may mean you see surveys more frequently.

To learn more about Google Consumer Surveys, please visit https://www.google.com/insights/consumersurveys/home