Cookies on QBS Websites
2 What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables our website to remember your actions and preferences. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to website, remember your preferences over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
3 What types of cookies do we use and why?
Cookies are capable of storing many types of data and they help provide additional functionality to the site as well as analyse site usage more accurately. In all cases in which cookies are used, no personally identifiable information will be collected unless your explicit permission is given.
- First-party and third-party cookies
The website qbsgroup.com uses not only first-party cookies, but some third-party cookies too.
- First-party cookies are issued by the website you are accessing. These cookies often serve to give memory to the website about your data and preferences.
- Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are on. The aim of third-party cookies is often to collect certain information to carry out various research into behaviour, demographics, statistics and improve website performance.
Cookies can be generally divided into four categories according to their function and purpose: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies and cookies for marketing purposes. The descriptions and tables below will guide you through all of the cookies we use on the www.qbsgroup.com. Different cookies may be used on our sites not accessible via www.qbsgroup.com and if that is the case we will provide additional cookie notice, including the categories of cookies used on those separate sites.
4.1. Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential as they enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided – for example, remembering previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
|PHPSESSID||Preserves user session state across page requests.||HTTP||Session|
4.2. Performance cookies
Performance cookies gather information about how a website is used, for example, which pages you open most often. In most cases, the information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works and to help us identify issues you may have when using our online services.
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||HTTP||2years|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||HTTP||1 day|
|_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||HTTP||1 day|
|cusid||This cookie is used to identify the frequency of visits and how long the visitor is on the website.||HTTP||1 day|
|cuvon||This cookie is used to determine when the visitor last entered the different subpages on the website.||HTTP||1 day|
4.3. Functionality cookies
Functionality cookies enable a website to save information which you have entered (such as your user name, language choice, and your location), so that it can offer you enhanced and more personalised functions. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as our support chat. These cookies collect anonymous information and cannot track your movements on other websites.
4.4. Marketing Cookies
Marketing are used to (1) deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests; (2) limit the number of times you see an advertisement; (3) help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign; and (4) understand people’s behaviour after they view an advertisement. These are persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers.
|ads/ga-audiences||Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s on line behaviour across websites.||Pixel||Session|
5 How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your device and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. The procedure for controlling and deleting cookies is easily accessible in the Help function integrated in your browser. However, if you choose to disable all cookies, we cannot guarantee the performance of our website – some features may not work as expected.
5.1. Steps to controlling and deleting cookies on mostly used browsers
Menu à Settings à Advanced à Content settings à Cookies;
Menu à Options à Privacy & Security à History. In the drop-down menu next to Firefox will, choose Use custom settings for history. You will be shown options for Cookie control;
More actions à Settings à View advanced settings à Cookies;
Tools à Internet options à Privacy à Settings à Advanced. Choose if you want to allow, block or be prompted for first and third-party cookies.
6 Do we use any non-cookie tracking technologies?
7 Links to other websites
This cookie notice does not cover links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
8 Contact details
Quattro Business Solutions B.V.
3832 RC Leusden
Phone: +31 88 76 60 500
Chamber of Commerce: 56784600
The list of QBS entities comprising the QBS Group may be found here: www.qbsgroup.com/contact/
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