What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

How do we use cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

What cookies do we use?

We may use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

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

Cookie TitlePurposeProviderDefault Expiry
_ga / _ga_GNCN969WEGTo collect information about how visitors use our website which may be used to analyse and improve our website.
Google Analytics
2 years

__hssrc
To collect information about how visitors use our website which may be used to analyse and improve our website.
Google Analytics
End of session

__hsscThis cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.
HubSpot30 minutes

__hstcThe main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
HubSpot6 months

hubspotutkThis cookie keeps track of a visitor’s identity. It is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.
HubSpot6 months

__hs_cookie_cat_prefThis cookie is used to record the categories a visitor consented to. It contains data on the consented categories.
HubSpot6 months

How do I turn off cookies?

We will ask for your consent to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.

You can withdraw any consent to the use of cookies by clicking on the ‘Decline All’ button that appears when you first visit the QPQ website. You can also manage any other cookie preferences by clicking on the ‘Cookies settings’ link. It may be necessary to refresh the page for the updated settings to take effect.

Third-party cookies

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies:

  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot

You may be able to use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), though you should be aware that this may result in you not being able to access all or parts of our website.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this cookie policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer in any of the following ways:

Full name of legal entity: QPQ AG

Email address: [email protected]

Postal address: OfficeLabs Freiruum, Zählerweg 5, 6300 Zug

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK regulator for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

Further information

For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.