This Cookie Notice was last updated: 27 April 2020.

This Cookie Notice explains how the QA group of companies (“QA”, “we”, “our” or “us”) use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit any of our websites, portals or online learning environment (“”Website”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by us are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than us are called “third party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to provide easier navigation around the sites and gather anonymous analytics information. In some cases, cookies are used to provide functionality within sessions, such as within portals or learning environments. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites. For example, we may use Google Analytics (a third-party cookie) within our Websites to monitor how visitors have landed on our Website, and how they consequently navigate it. This is done so that we can see aggregated (not individual) statistics about which content our users access most frequently.

From time to time we may have links to other services such as social media or video services on our Website. These third-party services may drop cookies on your computer when you use them. Due to the nature of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies nor control their use. Likewise, these third party services cannot access our session or analytics cookies.

How can you control cookies?

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies and to set your own cookie preferences on your computer.

These preferences can be to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at all. However, by opting not to receive cookies at any time, certain features of the Website cannot be provided and you may not be able to enjoy the Website to its fullest. All web browsers are different and to learn how to change your cookie preferences, check the “Help” menu of your browser.

Unless the user’s browser has been configured so that it will refuse cookies, our Websites notify the user that the site makes use of cookies and allows the user to customise their browser to configure their preferences.

Cookies notification and control

On our Websites, we have provided a cookie control that is visible on the page. This control provides information on our use of cookies and seeks the user’s agreement before proceeding to use the site.

Cookies within our Websites

 

Site: qa.solent.ac.uk

Category Cookie Name Description/Purpose
PHP Session Cookies PHPSESSID We use these cookies to store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. For example, if an enquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission.When an enquiry form is submitted successfully, a message is stored and presented to the user thanking them for their enquiry.
Google Analytics _ga These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the sites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the sites, where the visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.
_gat
_gid
collect
Google Network ads/ga-audiences These cookies are used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.
ads/user-lists/#
Akero _cfduid This cookie is used by the Akero Forms service and Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic.
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DoubleClick IDE DoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. Cookies themselves contain no personally identifiable information.
test_cookie
Rubicon Project khaos Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.
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rpb
rpx
tap.php
ResponseTap adiErr We use Response Tap within our websites and the service uses cookies to provide us with valuable insight in helping us understand visitor interaction between our website and call centre. Cookies are used to track visitors, and to help prevent errors in tracking visitors where they may be using one browser with multiple tabs opened. The cookies also ensure that information can be collected overtime regardless of how many visits has been made to the website.
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asiS
adiV
adiVi
JSESSIONID
_adiCookieCheck
Hotjar hjIncludedInSample Hotjar is used by us to understand how our website visitors use the website. These session cookies are set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

 

Site: qahighereducation.com

Category Cookie Name Description/Purpose
PHP Session Cookies PHPSESSID We use these cookies to store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. For example, if an enquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission.

When an enquiry form is submitted successfully, a message is stored and presented to the user thanking them for their enquiry.

Google Analytics _ga These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the sites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the sites, where the visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.
_gat
_gid
collect
Wufoo BIGipServer# We use Survey Monkey for any of the surveys on our website and cookies may be required to provide that functionality.
JSESSIONID
SSLB
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ep202
SSID
SSPV
SSRT
SSSC
HotJar hjIncludedInSample Hotjar is used by us to understand how our website visitors use the website. These session cookies are set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

 

Site: qa.com

Category Cookie Name Description/Purpose
ASP Session Cookies .ASPXAUTH These cookies are used to identify the users sessions on our servers. The session being an area on the server which is used to store data between HTTP requests.
When a user connects to our website, a unique session ID will be affiliated with the user. This cookie contains the user’s session ID and the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when user closes their browser).
ASP.NET_SessionId
Infinity Call Tracking ictf_il1291 We use Infinity call tracking cookies in order to ascertain where a website visitor came from and what phone number to display to them. Many of these cookies are stored on a per-installation basis and so will be suffixed with the Installation ID (denoted by ).
ictf_in1291
ictf_master
Optimizely optimizelyBuckets Optimizely uses persistent visitor-level cookies and localStorage to uniquely identify visitors, track their actions, and deliver consistent experiences across page loads. It sets a number of cookies, each storing a different set of data.
optimizelyEndUserId
optimizelyPendingLogEvents
optimizelySegments
Wow Analytics/Communigator wow.anonymousId WOW Analytics cookies provides further analytical information about the visitors and usage of our website.
wow.schedule
wow.session
wow.utmvalues
Sitecore SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE These cookies help us deliver personalised content to you and provide anonymous reports to us on how visitors use our site. They also use randomly generated identifiers assigned to a visitor to help identify returning visits to the site.
HotJar hjIncludedInSample Hotjar is used by us to understand how our website visitors use the website. These session cookies are set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.
Chat __zlcmid These cookies are managed by ZopIM, who provide the technology behind our ‘live chat’ system. The __zlcmid cookie allows you to continue a chat with us as you view different pages on our site, or if you come back to the site later. If you choose to disable this service from the live chat window’s options menu or the ‘ON’/’OFF’ switch above, the __zlcprivacy cookie is set to remember that decision and the __zlcmid cookie is deleted.
__zlcprivacy
Google Analytics _ga These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the sites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the sites, where the visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.
_gat
_gid
Google Website Call Conversion gwcc These cookies allow us to understand where our online advertising is being effective.
_uetsid
Post Code Anywhere pcaInstallationId This Website uses PostcodeAnywhere. A single cookie is used to retrieve a list of addresses previously retrieved by the user from PostcodeAnywhere database so they do not have to complete the full address each visit.
WorldPay _ADRUM_BT If you make a purchase within our website, we use Worldpay to provide the card transaction service. Worldpay will set a cookie when it is providing that service.

 

 

Updates to this Cookie Notice

We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please, therefore, re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please do not hesitate to contact us, or our DPO, via email at privacy@qa.com.