Version 3 (24/05/2018)
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small files that are placed on your device by websites. They are used in order to allow web applications to respond to you as an individual, to make websites work, or to improve their efficiency, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Other similar technologies such as pixels, tags and beacons follow the same principles. All references to cookies on this website should be understood to mean cookies and other similar technologies.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
There are two main types of cookies:
- First-party cookies. These are created by the site you visit. The site is shown in the address bar.
- Third-party cookies. These are created by other sites. These sites usually own some of the content, like images or ads, which you see on the web page you visit. Third-party cookies can even be installed by browser extensions, and therefore not all third-party cookies that appear on a site may be in any way related to the site itself. They may also be placed by search engines or other sites if you click on links to get to your destination site.
Each of these types can be further sub-divided into two more types:
- Persistent cookies. These help you to be recognised as a returning visitor, so that for example, you do not receive the cookie consent form if you visit a site a second time.
- Session cookies. These only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY?
First Party Cookies (placed by rhqs.co.uk or www.rhqs.co.uk):
We use Google Analytics, as well as other site analytics tools, to help us understand how you use the website, to compile reports and improve the website. Overall, these cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not, when those pages are being accessed and basic information about the device that is accessing them. This helps us to improve our website in order to tailor it to the needs of our clients and website visitors. You can find out more about Google Analytics at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
The following are Analytics cookies used by this site: _ga, _gid, __qca, synthasiteVisitID, synthasiteVisitorID
We use Preference cookies to remember your preferences, in order to improve your browsing experience. On this site the only preference that is remembered is whether you have chosen to accept cookies. This is so that once a user has given their consent, they do not need to give it again.
The following are Preference cookies used by this site: cookieconsent_status
We use Performance cookies to improve the performance of the site. Specifically, the cookie we use throttles the request rate to ensure that the number of requests to view a webpage is controlled.
The following are Performance cookies used by this site: _gat
We use Functionality cookies to help control certain functions of the site. Specifically, when a user submits the contact from, to allow the website to recognise that a form has been submitted.
The following are Functionality cookies used by this site: __cfduid
Third Party Cookies (placed by other sites):
The domains of these third parties include: analytics.sitewit.com, connect.sitewit.com, yola.com, yolacdn.net, quantserve.com, google.com, sitelock.com, shield.sitelock.com, facebook.com and platform.twitter.com.
HOW CAN COOKIES BE CONTROLLED?
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalised to you. It may also stop you from saving customised settings like login information or from taking full advantage of the website.
If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings on your computer or other device you are using to access our services. If you use this website without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including those described in the list above.
To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers, click on the links below:
For information relating to other browsers, please visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.