Cookie Policy

Effective Date: May 25, 2018

Introduction

Quinnox Consultancy Services Limited (“Quinnox” or “the Company”) is committed to protecting the privacy of the personally identifiable information of its data subjects (being customers, vendors and employees). The Company’s Cookie Disclosure Policy (“Policy”) is drafted in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (‘GDPR’) and the ePrivacy directives expressly stating the use of cookies on the Company’s official website.

Purpose

The Company uses cookies to ensure that any person (‘ the user’) who visits the Company’s official website gets the best possible experience. This policy outlines detailed procedures regarding how and when cookies are used.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on to the device of the user when they visit the Company’s website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes the cookie and allows recognition of the device of the user and store some information about their preferences or past actions. Cookies can make the next visit of the user much easier and the website experience more meaningful for them. Cookies cannot access any other information on the computer of the user.

Types of Cookies Used

We use the following 2 types of cookies:

  • Persistent / Permanent cookies: Persistent cookies help in recognizing an existing user, so that it is easier for the user to return to the Company’s website without signing in again. After signing in, the persistent cookies stay on the browser of the user and will be read when they return on to the Company’s website. These remain on the computer/device of the user for a pre-defined period of time.
  • Session cookies: Session cookies only last for as long as the session exists (they get erased when the user closes the browser).

Cookie name

Description

Cookie category

Expiry

_insp_targlpt

Used to remember login information to optimise visitor’s experience

First party

1 year

_ga

Used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses website

Third-party

2 years

_gat

Used to throttle request rate

Third-party

Session

_ab12#

Unclassified / Marketing

Third-party

1 year

_insp_nv

Used to make live-streaming of video content more efficient

Third-party

1 year

_insp_sid

Used to optimise ad relevance by collecting visitor’s data from multiple website

Third-party

1 year

_insp_slim

Used to make live-streaming of video content more efficient

Third-party

1 year

_insp_uid

Used to collect non-personal information for marketing purpose

Third-party

Persistent

_insp_wid

Used to make live-streaming of video content more efficient

Thid-party

1 year

r/collect

To track visitor’s device and marketing channels

Third-party

Session

_insp_dct

Unclassified / Marketing

Third-party

Session

_insp_lml

Unclassified / Marketing

Third-party

Persistent

_insp_targlpu

Unclassified / Marketing

Third-party

1 year

_sharethis_cookie_test_

Unclassified / Marketing

Third-party

Session

 

How are cookies used?

The Company uses cookies to enhance and improve the browsing experience of the user. The Company uses cookies primarily for:

  • Preferences: Cookies allow the Company’s website to remember information about the user that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as the preferred language or the region that the user resides in. Remembering the preferences of the user enables the Company to personalise and display advertisements and other contents for the user.
  • Security / optimisation: Cookies allow the Company to maintain security by authenticating users, preventing fraudulent use of login credentials and protecting user data from unauthorized parties. The Company may use certain types of cookies which assist in blocking many types of attacks, such as attempts to steal content from the user information forms present on the website.
  • Processing: Cookies enable the website to work efficiently. Basis such cookies, the Company is able to deliver services that a website visitor expects, like navigating around web pages or accessing secure areas of the website.
  • Marketing / advertising: The Company uses cookies to make advertising more engaging and interesting for the user. Some common applications of cookies are made to select advertising based on what is relevant to the user, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads that they would have already seen. Cookies capture information about user interaction on the Company’s website, which includes the pages that they visit most.
  • Communication: The Company may use information collected via cookies to communicate with the user, for sending newsletters, seeking opinion and feedback for providing improved and quality services.
  • Analytics and research: The Company may use cookies to better understand how people use their services so that the same can be improved basis their feedback.

 

Basis for lawful processing of cookies:

The Company processes cookies with the explicit consent of the user wherein the cookies to be placed on the browser can be accepted by the user by clicking on the Allow Cookies or I Agree button. The Company seeks to renew the consent of each user every 12 months from the date of obtaining the previous consent.

The Company will perform quarterly review of the cookie scan report to ascertain the count of identified cookies along with unclassified cookies, which would be classified and assigned a purpose using manual intervention within 5 days of extraction of the report.

How to turn off the cookies or withdraw consent?

Most browsers allow the user to control cookies through their setting preferences. If the user wants to restrict or block the cookies that are set by the Company’s website, the user can do so through their browser settings.

Privacy rights and whom to contact:

We respect the legal rights of the user in relation to their data. For details on the rights available to the user, please refer the Company’s Privacy Policy. In case of any questions, comments or concerns about this Policy please contact dpo@quinnox.com.