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Cookie Notice

Last Version Date: 18 Nov 2022

Data Protection Laws in European Union, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the e-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC as well as Regulation 6 of The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 – or “PECRs” in United Kingdom create obligations for digital publishers such Quality Metric to give visitors of their sites and apps information about how they will use and share their personal data, as well as about the use of cookies, mobile ad IDs, and other forms of local storage. 

Since Quality Metric is using cookies on its website, clear and mandatory information must be mentioned in this Cookies notice, as set out below. 

INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You are able to accept or decline cookies when you enter our website in our “Cookie Consent Tool” or by clicking the preferences button available in the cookie banner. Alternatively, you may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. 

1. How to manage cookies? 

You are able to accept or decline cookies when you enter Quality Metric’s website (Cookie Consent Tool) and see the cookies notice. Alternatively, you can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings. However, in some cases, some functions of the website may not work. 

To find out more about cookies, including seeing what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or https://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Find out how to manage cookies on those popular browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website.

2. What types of cookies are there? 

Cookies may include “single-session cookies” which generally record information during only a single visit to a website and then are erased, and “persistent” cookies, which are generally stored on a computer unless or until they are deleted or are set to expire. 

Cookies can be classified as follows, depending on the owner:

  • First-party cookies: They are created, sent to your computer and stored by the website you are visiting directly. They allow us to collect customer analytics data, remember language settings, and carry out other useful functions that help provide a good user experience.
  • Third-party cookies: They are created and placed by third parties other than the website you are visiting directly. They are not managed by us, but by the third party that processes data obtained from the cookies.

Cookies can also be classified depending on the purpose of their placement. Main categories are:

  • Strictly necessary cookies (technical): The cookies that allow you to browse a website, platform or app, and use the various options or services on it (e.g., control traffic, identify data or session, access restricted access sections or content, etc.).
  • Functional cookies: Functional cookies help us to make the website usable by providing you some basic features and remember your preferences and choices of using our website (e.g., language, the region from where the service is accessed, etc.). Not accepting cookies may cause slow website performance or poorly adapted recommendations.
  • Statistics cookies: Statistics cookies allow us to provide a better understanding of how you interact with the website.
  • Marketing cookies: Marketing cookies enable us to monitor you to the websites. The aim is to display advertisements that are meaningful and attractive to you and therefore more useful to third party publishers and advertisers, as well as to make promotional and specific information available to you on the website
    • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
    • Web Beacons. Pages of our Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

3. Which cookies are used on Quality Metric’s website? 

Concretely, these cookies help to improve the functioning of the website of Quality Metric and can be used for several purposes:

  • Help you connect to a website;
  • Analyze traffic to a website;
  • Monitor your browsing behavior;
  • Recognize your device;
  • Track consent;
  • Make the website more efficient;] 

All the cookies we use are listed in our Cookie Consent Tool and in the below table

Cookie Use and retention

1. Necessary Cookies (always enabled):

Cookie Duration Description
AWSALBCORS 7 days This cookie is managed by Amazon Web Services and is used for load balancing.
CookieConsent 37 years 2 months 12 days 3 hours 15 minutes This cookie stores the user’s consent state for the current domain.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement 1 year Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Advertisement” category .
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics 11 months This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Analytics”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional 1 year The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional 11 months The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary 11 months This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-others 11 months This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Other.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance 11 months This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Performance”.
CookieLawInfoConsent 1 year Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.
viewed_cookie_policy 11 months The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.

 

2. Functional Cookies:

Cookie Duration Description
__cf_bm 30 minutes This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.
AWSALB 7 days AWSALB is an application load balancer cookie set by Amazon Web Services to map the session to the target.

 

3. Statistical Cookies:

Cookie Duration Description
CONSENT 2 years YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
cusid 30 minutes ClickDimensions sets this cookie to establish and continue a user session with the site.
cuvid 2 years This cookie, set by ClickDimensions, is written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser.
cuvon 30 minutes ClickDimensions sets this cookie to store the last time a visitor viewed a page.

 

4. Marketing Cookies:

Cookie Duration Description
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 5 months 27 days A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.
YSC session YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.
yt-remote-connected-devices never YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-device-id never YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.

 

4. Who placed cookies?

The information stored through cookies is only used by Quality Metric.
List of companies using trackers on Quality Metric’s website

  • Youtube, Amazon Webservice

5. How to contact us?

For any question regarding this Cookies notice, you may contact Quality Metric, who, if required, will contact its Data Protection Officer (“DPO”), using the information below: Compliance@QualityMetric.com