Last modified: 05.12.2022

Our Company-wide statement on cookies

QAELUM considers it important that you can view, listen to, read or experience our website content at any place and at any time via various media platforms. We want you to be able to use interactive features and provide services tailored to your needs. Therefore QAELUM uses online techniques like cookies, scripts and similar technologies (hereafter referred to as ‘cookies’). Cookies help us facilitate the use of the website and improve its functionality, by collecting (personal) data of our website visitors via their website usage.

In this cookie statement, QAELUM wishes to inform you what kind of cookies are used and why.

This cookie statement applies to all QAELUM -online services, in particular all websites, (mobile) applications and internet services that QAELUM offers and that give access to QAELUM content.

QAELUM can amend the cookie statement at any time. This can happen, for example, in the context of changes to its services or the applicable legislation. The amended statement will then be published on the QAELUM websites and will apply from the moment it is published.

If the use of certain cookies also involves the processing of “personal data”, QAELUM Privacy Policy is also applicable.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

  • First party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
  • Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

Every time you visit the QAELUM website, you will be prompted to accept or refuse cookies.

The cookie file contains a unique code with which your browser can be recognized during the visit to the online service or during consecutive, repeated visits.

Cookies generally make the interaction between the visitor and the website or application easier and faster and help the visitor to navigate between the different parts of a website or application. They allow us to retain certain settings, such as your language choice or to optimize your user experience That way, you don’t have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit.

Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites. 

Detailed information on QAELUM Cookies

  • Essential or strictly necessary cookiesallow users to navigate through the website and use its essential functions. These cookies enable a service or functionality expressly requested by the user to be provided. Such cookies may be placed without your consent. We also recommend that you do not disable these cookies as they may cause to lose basic website functionalitity or access to certain parts of the website.

QAELUM uses the following strictly necessary cookies:

Cookie

Provider

Description

Expiration

Greecaptcha (Necessary)

GOOGLE

a free service from Google that helps protect websites from spam

and abuse.

6 months

NID

(Necessary)

GOOGLE

used to show Google ads in Google services for signed-out users,

6 months

  • Functional cookies (preferences) ensure that the website functions properly and guarantees faster and more efficient use. We ask your consent before placing these cookies.

QAELUM uses the following functional cookies, based on your consent:

Cookie

Provider

Description

Expiration

AEC

(Functional)

GOOGLE

ensure that requests within a browsing session are made by the user, and not by other sites

5 months

Li_at (Functional)

LINKEDIN

Used to authenticate Members and API clients

1 year

Liap (Functional)

LINKEDIN

Used by non- www.domains to denote the logged in status of a member

1 year

cookieconsent_status (Functional)

QAELUM

Check if the cookies are allowed or not

1 year

  • Analytical cookies (statistics) collect data about the use of a website such as the number of visitors, the time visitors spend on a web page and error messages. We ask for your consent before placing these cookies.

QAELUM uses the following analytical cookies, based on your consent:

Cookie

Provider

Description

Expiration

1P_JAR

(Analytical)

GOOGLE

carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the

said website.

1 month

OTZ

(Analytical)

GOOGLE

a cookie used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors

1 month

SAPSID

(Analytical)

GOOGLE

enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by

YouTube

1 year

APISID

(Analytical)

GOOGLE

enable Google to collect user information for videos

hosted by YouTube

1 year

s_ppv

(Analytical)

LINKEDIN

Used by Adobe Analytics to retain and fetch what percentage of a page was

viewed

Session

s_cc (Analytical)

LINKEDIN

Used to determine if cookies are enabled for Adobe Analytics

Session

s_plt

(Analytical)

LINKEDIN

Tracks the time that the previous page took to load

Session

lms_analytics

(Analytical)

LINKEDIN

Used to identify LinkedIn Members off LinkedIn for analytics

1 month

AnalyticsSyncHistory

(Analytical)

LINKEDIN

Used to store information about the time a sync took place with the

lms_analytics cookie

1 month

s_ips

(Analytical)

LINKEDIN

Tracks percent of page viewed

Session

li_sugr (Analytical)

LINKEDIN

Used to make a probabilistic match of a user's identity outside the Designated Countries

3 months

DSID

(Analytical)

doubleclick

used to identify a signed-in user on non- Google sites and to remember whether the user has agreed to ad

personalizati on

1 day

s_tslv

(Analytical)

LINKEDIN

Used to retain and fetch time since last visit in Adobe

Analytics

5 months

UULE

(Analytical)

GOOGLE

sendsprecise location information from your browser to Google's servers so that Google can show you results that are relevant to your

location.

1 day

Dv

(Analytical)

GOOGLE

used to collect information about how visitors use the Site and use the information to compile reports and to help

improve the Site.

1 day

1P_JAR

(Analytical)

GOOGLE

carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the

said website.

1 month

OTZ

(Analytical)

GOOGLE

a cookie used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors

1 month

  • Advertising cookies allow a website to send personalized advertising messages. We ask your consent before placing these cookies.

QAELUM uses the following advertising cookies, based on your consent: 

Cookie

Provider

Description

Expiration

  SECURE-3PSID

(Advertising)

GOOGLE

-> Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized

ads through retargeting

1 year

Bcookie (Advertising)

LINKEDIN

Browser Identifier cookie to uniquely identify devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse

on the platform

1 year

lms_ads

(Advertising)

LINKEDIN

Used to identify LinkedIn Members off LinkedIn for

advertising

1 month

gfp_s_64b (Advertising)

doubleclick

This tells Doubleclic k the time and date you saw an advert.

1 year

  • Social media cookies allow you to share content and/or pages on QAELUM’s website via social networks or other websites. QAELUM’s website may also implement so-called embedded elements of, for example, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook. These are used to integrate social media into the website via plug-ins. It is possible that these cookies are also used for advertising purposes.

QAELUM uses the following social media cookies, based on your consent: 

Cookie

Provider

Description

Expiration

  SECURE-3PSID

(Social Media)

GOOGLE

-> Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized

ads through retargeting

1 year

Bcookie 

(Social Media)

LINKEDIN

Browser Identifier cookie to uniquely identify devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse

on the platform

1 year

lms_ads

(Social Media)

LINKEDIN

Used to identify LinkedIn Members off LinkedIn for

advertising

1 month

gfp_s_64b

 (Social Media)

doubleclick

This tells Doubleclic k the time and date you saw an advert.

1 year

How can you manage or turn off cookies?

Essential and functional cookies cannot be modified because they are necessary to provide our online services. The information we collect through these cookies is always anonymous, which makes identification impossible.

For other cookies, our cookie banner allows you to decide whether or not to accept certain cookies.

Another way to manage the installation of cookies on your device is via your browser settings. You can also remove the already installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time. If you choose to disable cookies, you can do so for the browser you use:

If you use different devices to visit this website, make sure that your cookie preferences are set on the browser of every device.

Please note that disabling certain cookies may result in the malfunction of related features on the website e.g. certain graphics may not show the way they are meant to, or you may not be able to use certain services.

Is cookie information passed on to Third Parties?

It is important to make a distinction between two types of cookies:

  • First party cookies

Direct or first-party cookies are cookies that QAELUM manages and that are specific to the website visited or used.

  • Third-party cookies

Indirect cookies or third-party cookies are cookies that are managed and placed by a third party. These cookies therefore ensure that certain data is transmitted to third parties by your visit to the QAELUM website. These may be, for example, cookies from social media or advertisers.

It is possible that these third parties gain access to specific cookie information, e.g. in order to offer you personalised advertisements or to collect your feedback.

Certain cookies are placed on the QAELUM websites by social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This is done via the buttons of these social networks that can be offered on the QAELUM website. If you make use of this, these third parties may receive certain cookie information.

In the detailed information on QAELUM cookies above, you can find out which cookies are first party and which are third party.

How long is cookie information stored?

Cookies can be stored on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Depending on the type of cookie, they (and the information they collect) are automatically deleted when you close your browser (these are the so-called “session cookies”), in other cases, these cookies remain stored for a longer period of time and can also be used during a subsequent visit to this website (these are the so-called “permanent cookies”).

Consult the detailed information on QAELUM cookies as mentioned above to learn more about the retention periods.

Changes to this Cookie Statement

QAELUM may amend this Cookie Statement in accordance with certain technical, legal or commercial requirements and developments. We will inform you accordingly, taking into account the importance of the changes that have been made. You may find the date on which this Cookie Statement was last modified at the top of this Cookie Statement.