We use Google analytics within our websites to monitor how visitors move around the website and how they reached it. This is done so that we can see total (not individual) statistics on which types of content users access most frequently. The Google cookies also tell us if you have visited the site before and allow us to track how many individual users the websites have. The Google cookies cannot be used to identify individuals – they are only used for statistical purposes only. You can opt out of Google cookies here.
From time to time we may have links to other services such as Social media or video services on our sites. These services may drop cookies on your computer when you use them, especially if you are already logged into their service. Due to the nature of how cookies work, QA cannot access these cookies nor control their use. Likewise, these 3rd party services cannot access QA’s session or analytics 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.
Users can block most cookies (except for Flash cookies) by activating the setting on their browser that allows users to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if the browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) users may not be able to access all or parts of the website, or users may experience reduced functionality or unexpected operations when accessing certain services.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. The links below explain how you can control cookies via your browser – remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one.
- Internet Explorer
- Internet Explorer (mobile versions)
- Safari mobile versions
For further information about cookies and how to control their use, please visit the following third party educational resources
2. Cookies notification and control
QA uses two means of notification of cookie use. Some Company websites may provide a cookie control that is visible in the lower left or right hand side of the page.