What is a cookie? A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device if you permit it. When you visit our Website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. Cookies may last for different periods of time. 'Session cookies' only last only as long as your browser is open and then are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies are 'persistent cookies', which means that they last after your browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used to recognise your device when you re-open your browser and browse the internet again.
Other organisations also collect user information on our sites through cookies, tags and pixels. Tags and pixels, also known as web beacons, are similar to cookies but are collected through embedded images. Cookies that are used by Quest are referred to as 'first-party cookies' and those that are used by our partners are 'third-party cookies'. Quest uses first and third part cookies as described below.
What types of cookies do we use? We use the following types of cookies on our Website:
Strictly Neccessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Social Media Cookies
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
We may also share online data collected through cookies and similar technology with our advertising partners. This means that when you are on another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our Website.
Your choices You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our Website works, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the services available on our Website.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you would like, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. To learn how to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the 'Help' or 'Preferences' menu.
For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Last updated: October 2021