Last Update: May 2018
- What are cookies?
We use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and similar technologies through which information can be collected automatically.
An “Internet cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on a user’s computer, mobile device or other equipment through which the Internet is accessed.
Cookies are set by a request from a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Once installed, cookies have a fixed lifetime and remain “passive” in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access information on the hard drive of the user on whose device they are installed.
A cookie consists of two parts: the name of the cookie and the content or value of the cookie.
Technically, only the web-server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the web page associated with that web-server.
- What cookies are used for on this website?
Cookies are used to provide users of this website with a better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of individual users, namely to:
- improving the usability of this website, including by identifying any errors that occur while users are visiting/ using it;
- providing anonymous statistics on how this website is used to QQinfo as the owner of this website.
Based on the feedback provided by cookies about how this website is used, QQinfo may take steps to make this website more efficient and accessible to users.
- the language in which a web page is viewed;
- facilitating access to user accounts;
- posting comments on the website.
- What is the lifetime of cookies?
The lifetime of cookies can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are the following categories of cookies which also determine their lifetime:
- Session cookies – A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes their browser.
- Persistent or fixed cookies – A “persistent” or “fixed” cookie is a cookie that remains stored on the user’s terminal until it reaches a certain expiry date (which may be minutes, days or years in the future) or until the user deletes it at any time via the browser settings.
- What cookies are used through this website?
By using/ visiting the website the following cookies may be placed:
a. Website performance cookies;
b. Registration cookies;
a. Performance cookies
This type of cookie stores the preferences of the user of this website, so that it is no longer necessary to set the preferences again when visiting the website again.
b. Registration cookies
When you register on this site, cookies are generated to remember this. The servers use these cookies to show us the account you registered with. The use of these cookies also allows us to associate any comments posted on the website with the username of the account used. If the “keep me logged in” option has not been selected, these cookies will be automatically deleted when the browsing session is terminated.
- What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows browser recognition. This website recognizes the browser until the cookies expire or are deleted.
- Customise your browser settings for cookies
If the computer or technical equipment used for browsing this website is used by more than one person, you may consider setting it to delete individual browsing data each time the browser is closed.
- How can cookies be turned off?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make this website difficult to visit, leading to limitations on the usability of this website.
Users can configure their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a specific website.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings can usually be accessed in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari