Last updated: March 2018
1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored by your browser on to your computer or device. These cookies contain information that we use to process your requests and improve our online services.
However, cookies and similar technology do not enable us to systematically collect data that could identify you. They only help us to improve the way our website functions, to understand what interests you have and to evaluate the relevance of our website’s content.
3. The information recorded when you visit our website
When you visit our websites, certain data is recorded automatically. These logs typically include information such as:
- Your computer’s IP address
- Your browser type
- The browser version
- The browser language
- The pages of our website that you view
- The date and time of your visit
This information is not transferred to any other organisation or company. It is solely used to improve the website’s content and to generate certain statistics.
4. The different cookies placed on your device
Qualifio may place the following types of cookies on a user’s device: functionality cookies, preference cookies and flash cookies. These cookies allow us to:
- Access your browser and/or device’s configuration information, such as display resolution, language, security settings,
- Enhance browsing convenience and ensure optimised use
- Provide audio and video of our website’s content
- Allow for browser personalisation and save the user’s preferences in order to adapt the website’s presentation accordingly
User session cookies
User session cookies record the information entered by the user in the forms completed when registering with the website. This technology helps recognise the user whenever they log onto the site to access their personal space (Qualifio Manager).
Audience measurement and analytics cookies
They are cookies for generating statistics on the number of visits to and use of our website. We can therefore produce statistics on user data, display and interaction with these spaces.
Social media cookies
They are cookies placed on the user’s device by social media websites, allowing them to monitor browsing on our website, particularly when the browsing takes place while the user’s account on the social network concerned is activated on their device (open session).
Cookies also allow for collecting data linked specifically to a mobile device (mobile phone, laptop, tablet, etc.).
The data collected typically consists of the model of phone, the operating system version, connectivity details and the name and version of the app being used.
This data is necessary for our applications to function properly, so that we can provide a service and advertising tailored to the technical specifications of the device concerned and measure use of our applications.
Subject to the user’s consent, cookies that identify the physical location of the mobile device (geolocation) may be placed on it, so that the user can be informed about offers that might interest them and enhance their experience on the mobile app.
5. E-mail monitoring
The e-mails we send using MailChimp may contain ‘web beacon pixels’, which enable MailChimp to identify you when you open an e-mail and check which links or advertisements you access in that e-mail. We use this information to establish which parts of our e-mails are most relevant for you. You can delete the pixel by deleting the e-mail. If you do not want to download the pixel onto your computer or another peripheral device, you can view it in plain text rather than in HTML.
6. Your consent
7. Managing and deactivating cookies
You can also modify your browser settings to reject cookies. However, the complete rejection of cookies may prevent you from benefiting from the functions of our website.
Qualifio declines all responsibility for any consequences linked to possible malfunctions of the website resulting from the impossibility for Qualifio of placing or consulting the cookies required for the functioning of its services and which the user might have rejected or deleted.
There are various ways of deactivating cookies, including:
The user can configure their browser to deactivate the placing of cookies. Since the configuration method is different for each browser, consult the terms and conditions of the specific browser used in order to find out how to modify your cookie consent.
Here are links to the specific configuration help pages for the most common browsers:
For any other browser, please consult the documentation supplied by the manufacturer.
Deactivating social media cookies
Certain pages of our website include buttons from major social networks. When visiting a page containing one or more of these buttons, certain social networks may use proprietary tracing technology to make a link between the page visited and the visitor, but only if they have an account on the social network concerned. Examples of social media buttons include Facebook (like and share), Twitter (tweet) and LinkedIn.
Below are the deactivation links that will place a cookie with the sole function of neutralising other cookies originating from the same issuer. Deactivating these cookies will prevent any interaction with the social networks concerned:
Deactivating advertising cookies
If you want to reject advertising cookies, you can do so on http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/