Cookie Policy – App Site

This document informs users who have subscribed to use the Qudini Product, held at our App site at app.qudini.com, as to how our App site uses cookies.

Information about our cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you access most App sites on the internet or open certain emails. Among other things, cookies allow our App site to recognise your device and remember if you have been to the App site before. We use the term cookie to refer to cookies and technologies that perform a similar function to cookies (e.g. tags, pixels, and web beacons).

Our App site (app.qudini.com) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our App site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use our App Platform and also allows us to improve our App site. By continuing to browse the App site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Our online use of cookies

 Cookies on the App site application are used for many purposes including but not limited to:

We use the following cookies:

To give you a better experience, we use first-party cookies and third-party cookies. A first party cookie is a cookie that we set when you directly visit our App site. A third-party cookie is one that is placed on your device by an App site from an address other than directly from us.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie name Type of Cookie First or Third Purpose Expire
PLAY_QUDINI_S

ESSION

Strictly necessary First Used to manage the session for logged in Qudini users 30 minutes
PLAY_QUDINI_F

LASH

Strictly necessary First Used to manage the session for logged in Qudini users 30 minutes
_utma Performance First This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables App site owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.

This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by App site owners

730 days
__utmb Performance First This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables App site owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.

This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes.

The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google

Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a  single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor

<1 day
__utmc Performance First This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables App site owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.

It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for

returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie

__utmt Performance First This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes <1 day
__utmz Performance First This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables App site owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site – so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics 182 days
_ga Performance First This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. The new service reduces the reliance on cookies in general, and only sets this and one other – _gat, although Google also say data can be collected without setting any cookies. This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default, it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by App site owners 730 days
_gat Performance First This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics,  according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes <1 day
gat_UA-

12781713-10

Performance First This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or App site it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume App sites. <1day

Refuse or withdraw consent to the use of cookies

You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser (for example Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox). Please note that if you choose not to permit cookies some areas of our App site may not function properly or be accessible.

Learn more about cookies

More information about cookies can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Internet Advertising Bureau: Guide to online advertising and privacy

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom: ICC UK cookie guide

Changes to cookies policy

Any changes we make to our cookies policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our cookies policy.

Last updated: May 2018

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