Cookies Information

Introduction

We use cookies and similar technologies ("cookies") on this website for various purposes. A cookie is a data file that a website sends to your browser, which then stores it on the device that you are using to browse the website.

How this site uses cookies

The main cookies used on this website are as follows:

Cookie Type Details
Analytics These cookies help us to improve this website over time, by giving us insights into how the various sections of the website are used and how users interact with the website. The information collected is anonymous and statistical.
Session

These are cookies that are designed to ensure that your visit to the website is as smooth as possible. Their main uses are:


  • Allowing us to identify your device as you use the website, so that you are not treated as a new visitor each time you go to another part of the website;
  • Ensure that the servers that we use to power the website each serve an equal number of user, to help make everyone's browsing as swift and responsible as possible;
  • Noting your browser's capabilities.
QAS Pro Web These cookies allow us to provide you with QAS Pro Web searches on our website.

How to reject and delete cookies

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. However you do not have to accept cookies and you can, should you choose at any time, reject or block the use of cookies and delete all cookies currently stored on your device.

You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking 'help' on your browser's menu, or by visiting: www.allaboutcookies.org For example, in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 you can delete cookies by selecting 'Tools/Internet Options', clicking on 'Delete' in the Browsing History section and then selecting 'delete cookies'. Options to accept, block, or require notification for the use of cookies are found under: 'Tools/Internet Options/Privacy/Advanced'. Please be aware however that if you choose to block cookies you may not be able to access certain features of this web site.

For information on how to reject or delete cookies on the browser of your mobile device you may need to refer to the device's manual.

Third party cookies

We may allow third party organisations to set cookies using this website in order to deliver services. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these third parties, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.

Cookies What the cookies are used for
Adobe Test & Target

We use Adobe (formerly Omniture) Test&Target to optimise and personalise certain pages on the website.

'Test & Target' does not collect personally identifiable information. 'Test & Target' collects at a minimum, visitors, clicks and conversions for all tests. All data captured by 'Test & Target' is linked to a visitor ID, but there is no personal data related to that visitor ID. At an aggregate level, 'Test & Target' tracks the success metrics defined in a campaign. This data is not available at an individual visitor level.

QAS' implementation of 'Test & Target' does not allow any user's activity to be tracked beyond Experian's own websites.
Test&Target cookies are identified by their mbox_ prefix

Google Analytics

Behind the scenes, we use Google Analytics to give us insights into how our users interact with our website. To obtain these insights, Google Analytics uses a number of cookies. The information collected is anonymous and statistical.

The Google Analytics cookies are the cookies with names beginning "_utm". Common Google Analytics cookies are, _utma, _utmb, _utmc, and _utmz.

To give you additional control over Google Analytics cookies, Google provides an opt-out plug-in for most common website browsers http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Google – Doubleclick

DoubleClick, a Google service, is generally used by websites for advertising. However, we only use DoubleClick for affiliate tracking. We use a range of third parties to promote this website. When you reach this website because of one of those third parties, these cookies mean that we can identify the third party and therefore meet our contractual commitments to that third party.

To find out about Doubleclick cookies in general and how to control those cookies, go to http://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/ads/.

Self Regulatory Program for Online Behavioural Advertising - giving you more control over cookies

Some of the third parties above participate in this Program. To view details of all cookies on your device by companies participating in the Program, and control them, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Please note that such cookies were not necessarily placed on your device via our website.