Cookie Policy

Find out what cookies are, how we use them and what happens if you don't accept cookies on this website.

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What are cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

Session cookie

A session cookie only exists in temporary memory while you navigate our website. Web browsers normally delete session cookies when you close your browser. Unlike other cookies, session cookies do not have an expiration date assigned to them, which is how the browser knows to treat them as session cookies.

Persistent cookie

Instead of expiring when the web browser is closed as session cookies do, persistent cookies expire at a specific date or after a specific length of time. This means that, for the cookie's entire lifespan, its information will be transmitted to the server every time you visit our website.

Third-party cookie

Normally, a cookie's domain attribute will match our domain, which is shown in your web browser's address bar. This is called a first-party cookie. Third-party cookies, however, belong to domains different from the one shown in the address bar.

Most modern web browsers contain privacy settings that can block third-party cookies.

More information

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies...

How do we use them?

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

When you submit data to download our sales brochure a cookie is set to remember your user details for future. This is to ensure that you don't need to submit your data again in order to download the brochure again.

This site also uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Cookie details

This is a list of all the cookies used on our website:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit qubegb.com by tracking if you’ve visited before. 2 years
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made. 10 minutes
__utma This lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to qubegb.com or to a certain page. 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on qubegb.com. 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser. When you close your browser
_utmz This tells us how you reached qubegb.com (eg from another website or a search engine). 6 months
cc_cookie_accept This tells us that you have accepted the use of cookies on our website. 1 year
SalesBrochure This allows you to keep downloading our sales brochure without having to submit your personal details every time. 2 years

What happens if you don't accept cookies?

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

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