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What are cookies? 

A cookie is a small, harmless text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of our sites, to the extent you agree.  This allows our sites to recognize your device from those of other users of the sites. 

What is not a cookie? 

It is not a virus, nor a Trojan, nor a worm, nor spam, nor spyware, nor opens windows pop-up.

What Inofrmation does a cookie store?

Cookies usually do not store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they keep are of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.

The web server associates you as a web browser not a person. In fact, if you change your browser to navigate a website you usually browse, you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the browser, not the person.

 What type of cookies exist? 

  • Strictly Necessary/ Technical: These cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Sites so you may access them as you have requested. These cookies, for example, let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access Site content. They also include cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Sites.
  • Analytical/ Performance: These cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyze how the Sites are used and how they are performing. For example, these cookies track what pages are most frequently visited, and from what locations our visitors come from. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Sites, these cookies may be correlated to you. These cookies include, for example, Google Analytics cookies.
  • Functionality: These cookies let us operate the Sites in accordance with the choices you make. These cookies permit us to “remember” you in-between visits. For instance, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized the Sites and services, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.
  • Third-Party Advertising: These cookies collect information about your activities on these and other sites to provide you targeted advertising. We may also allow our third-party service providers to use cookies on the Sites for the same purposes identified above, including collecting information about your online activities over time and across different websites. The third-party service providers that generate these cookies, such as Adobe, Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook, have their own privacy policies, and may use their cookies to target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to our Sites.

What are First and Third-party Cookies?

“First party cookies” are cookies that belong to QRI and that QRI places on your device. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your device through our Site. QRI may contract with third-party service providers Like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

What happens if I disable cookies?

Here are some examples to understand the scope of disabling cookies:

  • You cannot share the website content on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
  • The website can not adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as is often the case in online stores.
  • You can not access the personal area of that website, such as My account, My profile or My orders.
  • Online stores: you can not make purchases online.
  • You can not customize your geographical preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
  • The website can not perform web analytics on visitors and traffic on the web; this makes it difficult for the website to be competitive.
  • All social networks use cookies, if you deactivate them, you will not be able to use any social network.

Can we delete the cookies?

Yes. not only you can delete them but also block them in general or in particular for specific domain.

If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies in your Internet browser setting. 

There is no one standardized way to remove cookies since different browsers clear cookies using different procedures. This link helps you manage cookies by instructing you on how to remove cookies on the most popular browsers.