Cookies Policy

 

This website uses cookies. This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, iQuest Technologies as a group, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, http://www.iquestgroup.com (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective as of May 25, 2018.

We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient.

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

Your consent applies to the following domains: www.iquestgroup.com, blog.iquestgroup.com, iot.iquestgroup.com.

‘Required cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-required’ cookies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between required and non-required cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-required cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

About cookies

1.What are cookies and why are cookies used

Cookies are small files containing a string of characters (text) that are sent to your browser from a website’s server. The cookie may contain a unique identifier but it does not contain personally identifiable information such as your name or email address. Cookies are often only used to measure website usage (such as number of visitors and duration of visit) and effectiveness (such as topics visitors are most interested in) and to allow for ease of navigation or use and, as such, are not associated with any personal information, they are also used at times to personalize a known visitor’s experience of a website by being associated with profile information or user preferences. Over time this information provides valuable insight to help improve the user experience.

iQuest may use cookies when you visit its websites, use iQuest’s software or visit other websites where iQuest serves advertisements. The iQuest software client’s browser or your Internet browser stores the cookie on your computer’s hard drive and this may be accessed by the website during your next visit. Other websites may also send cookies to your browser but your browser will not allow those websites to see iQuest’s cookie data.

Cookies have six parameters that can be passed to them:

  • The name of the cookie;
  • The value of the cookie;
  • The expiration date of the cookie – this determines how long the cookie will remain active in your browser;
  • The path the cookie is valid for – this sets the URL path the cookie us valid in. Web pages outside of that path cannot use the cookie;
  • The domain the cookie is valid for – this makes the cookie accessible to pages on any of the servers when a site uses multiple servers in a domain;
  • The need for a secure connection – this indicates that the cookie can only be used under a secure server condition, such as a site using SSL.

 

2. Types of cookies used. How does our site use cookies?

Cookies can be categorized as either ‘Necessary or ‘Non-necessary’.

Necessary cookies: These cookies are required to enable core site functionality like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Non-necessary cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of required cookies, such as cookies used to help us to improve our website, cookies used to analyse your behaviour on the website like ‘analytical’ cookies or cookies used to display advertisements to you ‘marketing’ cookies.

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be categorized as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: help you navigate through the website efficiently, keeping track of your progression from page to page so that you are not asked for information you have already provided during the current visit, or information needed to be able to complete a transaction.

session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire(are erased) when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies on the other hand, store user preferences for current and successive visits. They are written on your device’s hard disk, and are still valid when you restart your browser. These cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

We use persistent cookies, for example, to record your cookie site settings.

If you choose to restrict or block cookies keep in mind that may impact on the functionality of our websites and products. You can also find comprehensive information about cookies in general at www.aboutcookies.org.

3. Types of cookies used

Necessary cookies

These cookies are required to enable core site functionality like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

PHPSESSID iquestgroup.com HTTP Session

Cookie purpose description: Preserves user session state across page requests.

Non-necessary cookies

We use the following types of non-necessary cookies on our website:

  • Analytical cookies
  • Social Sharing Cookies
  • Marketing or advertising cookies

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage and are not essential for our website or its functionality to work.

We use the following analytical cookies on our website:

Add This

AddThis is a social sharing tool provided by Oracle that allows sharing content across the social web, and provides publishers with increased traffic and in-depth analytics

Place of processing: US – Privacy PolicyOpt Out

Twitter Ads conversion tracking (Twitter, Inc.)

Twitter Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects data from the Twitter advertising network with actions performed on this Website.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.)

MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

WordPress.com (Automattic Inc.)

WordPress.com is a platform provided by Automattic Inc. that allows the Owner to build, run and host this Website.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects data from the Facebook advertising network with actions performed on this Website.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

Google AdWords conversion tracking (Google Inc.)

Google AdWords conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. that connects data from the Google AdWords advertising network with actions performed on this Website.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

Google Tag Manager (Google Inc.)

Google Tag Manager is an analytics service provided by Google Inc.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

LinkedIn conversion tracking (LinkedIn Corporation)

LinkedIn conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by LinkedIn Corporation that connects data from the LinkedIn advertising network with actions performed on this Website.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

Remarketing through Google Analytics for Display Advertising (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics for Display Advertising is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google Inc. that connects the tracking activity performed by Google Analytics and its Cookies with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here.

Social Sharing Cookies:

We use some social sharing plugins, to allow you to share certain pages of our website on social media.

We use the following third-party providers for social media integration cookies on our website:

Facebook Audience Network (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Audience Network is an advertising service provided by Facebook, Inc. In order to understand Facebook’s use of Data, consult Facebook’s data policy.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.)

MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

WordPress.com (Automattic Inc.)

WordPress.com is a platform provided by Automattic Inc. that allows the Owner to build, run and host this Website.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy.

Akismet (Automattic Inc.)

Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects data from the Facebook advertising network with actions performed on this Website.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

LinkedIn conversion tracking (LinkedIn Corporation)

LinkedIn conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by LinkedIn Corporation that connects data from the LinkedIn advertising network with actions performed on this Website.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

YouTube video widget (Google Inc.)

YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

Facebook Custom Audience (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Custom Audience is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Facebook advertising network.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Facebook Remarketing (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Remarketing is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Facebook advertising network.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

LinkedIN Marketing Solutions

LinkedIN Marketing Solutions is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by  LinkedIn Corporation, that connects the activity of this Website with the LinkedIn advertising network.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

How to opt in or out from all social sharing cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

How to opt in or out from for one third party social sharing cookies

In order to opt out of the use of third party social sharing cookies please check each of the provider’s Privacy Policy listed in the section above, where “Cookie Polices” (or similar) links are provided for opt out sections.

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from social cookies

iQuest does not directly process the information obtained from the third party social sharing cookies, for details about the data stored in the third party’s social sharing cookies please check each of the provider’s Privacy Policy listed in the section above, where “Cookie Polices” (or similar) links can be found.

For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of social cookies, please see our privacy policy, which is available here.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

Marketing cookies record information about your visit to and use of our website, for advertising purposes.

The advertisements of iQuest appearing on third-party websites and the advertisements of third parties appearing in the iQuest software, products and on third party websites are delivered to you by iQuest Advertising partners or other carefully selected ad serving partners (“Ad Serving Partners”). iQuest and its Ad Serving Partners may use non-personally identifiable information that you have provided in your iQuest profile or otherwise provided to iQuest, such as your age, gender, language and country of residence, as well as information about your relationship with iQuest’s websites, software, and products, in order to provide advertisements likely to be of greater interest to you and to help us measure and improve the performance of our advertising campaigns. iQuest and our Ad Serving Partners may use cookies and/or web-beacons (Gifs) to collect this information.

We use the marketing cookies for the following purposes on our website further detailed below:

Facebook Audience Network (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Audience Network is an advertising service provided by Facebook, Inc. In order to understand Facebook’s use of Data, consult Facebook’s data policy.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.)

MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects data from the Facebook advertising network with actions performed on this Website.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

Google AdWords conversion tracking (Google Inc.)

Google AdWords conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. that connects data from the Google AdWords advertising network with actions performed on this Website.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

LinkedIn conversion tracking (LinkedIn Corporation)

LinkedIn conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by LinkedIn Corporation that connects data from the LinkedIn advertising network with actions performed on this Website.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

Display Advertising extension for Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics on this Website might use Google’s Interest-based advertising, 3rd-party audience data and information from the DoubleClick Cookie to extend analytics with demographics, interests and ads interaction data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

AdWords Remarketing (Google Inc.)

AdWords Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Remarketing through Google Analytics for Display Advertising (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics for Display Advertising is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google Inc. that connects the tracking activity performed by Google Analytics and its Cookies with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Facebook Custom Audience (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Custom Audience is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Facebook advertising network.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Facebook Remarketing (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Remarketing is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Facebook advertising network.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

LinkedIN Marketing Solutions

LinkedIN Marketing Solutions is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by  LinkedIn Corporation, that connects the activity of this Website with the LinkedIn advertising network.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

How to opt in or out from all marketing cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

How to opt in or out from one of the marketing and advertising third party cookies

In order to opt out of the use of third party marketing and advertising cookies please check each of the provider’s cookie policy listed in the section above and opt out section.

4. Processing information about you contained in or obtained from third party marketing and advertising cookies.

iQuest does not directly process the information obtained from the third-party marketing and advertising cookies, for details about the data stored in the third party’s marketing and advertising cookies please check each of the provider’s cookie policy listed in the section above.

For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of third party marketing and advertising cookies, please see our privacy policy, which is available here.

Web beacons or other technologies

We use web beacons in our marketing emails to analyse who opens our emails and what actions they take (for example, we may collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message). We will process information from web beacons. If you do not consent to this processing, please unsubscribe from iQuest newsletter following the unsubscribe link provided in the newsletter emails.

Some of our business partners set web beacons and cookies on our site. In addition, third-party social media buttons may log certain information such as your IP address, browser type and language, access time, and referring website addresses, and, if you are logged into those social media sites, they may also link such collected information with your profile information on that site. We do not control these third-party tracking technologies.

You can opt in to us using web beacons in our marketing emails by using the unsubscribe link provided in the newsletter emails or contacting dpo@iquestgroup.com.

For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of web beacons, please see our privacy policy, which is available here: [insert link to privacy policy]

How to accept or reject cookies

When visiting our websites, you may have the possibility to set your preferences regarding cookies and other similar technologies by using the options and tools made available to you by either IQuest or your web browser.

While iQuest websites services at this time do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, such as “do not track” instructions, you can generally express your privacy preferences regarding the use of most cookies and similar technologies through your web browser. Look under the heading “Tools” (or similar heading) in your particular browser for information about controlling cookies. In most instances you can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the option to decide whether to accept it or not. You can also generally set your browser to turn off cookies.

Since cookies allow you to take advantage of some of our websites features and iQuest services, we recommend that you leave them turned on. Please be aware when you block, turn off or otherwise reject our cookies because may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

5. Accepting or rejecting cookies

Cookie control tool

The cookie tool implemented by IQuest, it will be displayed at your first visit to our website. By clicking ‘icookie preferences’ at the lower right corner of the iQuest website you can choose and change at any time which types of cookies you would like our websites and iQuest services to use. You can indicate your preference for analytical, social and marketing. Using the cookie preferences does not result in deletion of cookies that are already on your device. You can delete cookies already on your device via the settings of your web browser.

Browser Cookies

The Help option on the toolbar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, how to delete cookies or how to disable cookies altogether.

Browser settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third-party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.