Last updated: March 2018

The aim of this policy is to provide you with the clearest and most complete information possible on the cookies that we use and their purpose. We also invite you to read our Privacy Policy in order to familiarise yourself with the privacy rules that apply to our website.

For more information on our cookie policy, please feel free to contact us at dpo@qualifio.com.

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.

2. Why do we use cookies?

Our website uses cookies and similar technology to distinguish your user preferences from those of other users, allowing us to optimise our website, so that we can offer you an enhanced experience when you visit.

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

Our website may also contain integrated content from websites like Vimeo and that site may have its own cookies. By accepting the use of cookies, you are also accepting that third-party content may also use cookies.

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.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States. If this website anonymises IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within an EU member state or EEA state before being transmitted to the United States. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, compiling reports on the website activity and Internet use. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to Google processing your personal data. For more information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy, see Google’s Terms of Service. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by ‘gat._anonymizeIp();’ to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (IP masking).

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

When you visit our website, we ask you to agree to the use of cookies. You are free to accept or reject their use (by deactivating them), but please note that refusal may make it more difficult or even impossible to browse our website where functional cookies are used.

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:

Browser configuration

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:

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

Safari (Desktop)

Safari (Mobile)

Android

Opera

Opera Mobile

 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:

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

GOOGLE+

LINKEDIN

YAHOO

YOUTUBE

Deactivating advertising cookies

If you want to reject advertising cookies, you can do so on http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/