How we use cookie files
Our website uses cookie files to differentiate you from other users who visit the QArea website. This helps us provide you with a better interaction with the website and make improvements to the website.
We also use cookie files in marketing emails (which will be delivered to you if you gave prior consent to this method of communication), to understand how our users respond to our marketing practices. This helps us build them according to your needs and improve our communication. We provide a list of specific cookie files that we use below.
What are cookie files and how do they work?
Cookie files are data fragments that websites transfer to your hard drive for storage, sometimes to gather certain information about you. Most browsers automatically accept cookie files, however, you can change your browser settings to prevent this from happening. This can be done via the help window or by following directions. However, after declining cookie files, you will not be able to use all the advantages and features available on our website.
Cookie files are unique for the server which generated them and other servers can not access them. This means that cookie files can’t be used to track your browsing activities throughout the Internet.
Even though these files help identify the computer and/or device of a particular user, they do not identify them personally, store passwords, or credit card information.
You can learn more about cookie files at www.aboutcookies.org
What kind of cookies do we use?
We use the following types of cookie files:
Strictly Necessary cookie files: These files are required to make our website work correctly and correspond to the agreement made between us. These cookie files include, for example, files that allow users to see protected pages of our website, use our shopping cart, and use our billing module.
Performance cookie files: These cookie files allow us to recognize and count the number of viewers and visitors of our website and understand how they browse our website. This helps us improve the functionality of our website by, for example, making it easier for users to find the information they are looking for.
Functionality cookie files: These cookie files are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This helps us to refer to you by your name and personalize your website experience based on previously collected preferences (such as language, region, and others).
Analytics and Advertising cookie files: These cookie files record data about your visit to the QArea website, the pages you browsed, and links you clicked on. We need information about your settings and preferences to make sure that advertising on our website corresponds to your interests. We can also share this information with third parties.
Google Analytics. We collect the information from our Website with third-party tools such as Google Analytics to analyze the Website audience. By estimating our audience size and usage patterns, we are able to customize our Website according to your interests and needs. We guarantee that all Users data is anonymous. You can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting services by visiting Google Ads Settings or by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.
Yandex.Metrika. We use this statistical tool to see and analyze the traffic and funnels and use on website that allows us to provide high-quality and high-demanded content for our Users. We guarantee that all Users data is private. You can opt out of tracking by Yandex.Metrika services by visiting Yandex.Metrica opt-out add-on.
Where can you learn more about the cookie files we use? When do our cookie files expire?
Other than Strictly Necessary cookies, all files used by our website expire no later than 2 years after they are recorded.
What happens if you turn off cookie files?
The consequences of turning off cookie files for our website depends on which kind of cookies you turn off. However, in most cases users’ actions will be limited.
You can turn off cookie files in your browser settings by following the instructions below:
To disable cookies in Chrome:
Follow these instructions: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
To disable cookies in Safari:
Follow these instructions: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
To disable cookies in Firefox:
Follow these instructions: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
To disable cookies in Opera:
Follow these instructions: https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/
To disable cookies in other browsers:
Please refer to the official browser documentation for instructions.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so here);
In Firefox, you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
In Chrome, you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
Cookie file tips
If you disable cookies that are critical to the performance of our website we will remind you about this.