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Cookies Policy

Introduction

This policy sets out IQSA Group’s external position relating to the use of cookies on Group Web sites.

Policy Statement

The law requires that where an organisation uses cookies as part of its web site it must clearly explain what the cookie does and why.

 

Legislation

The Privacy and Electronic (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

General Data Protection Regulation

 

Definitions

Cookie - A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (eg a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions.

 

IQSA Group Policy/Policy Principles

The following Statement must be included as part of the Privacy Centre pages included within the IQSA Group and Subsidiary web sites.

The IQSA web site must include a Cookie Banner for the purposes of collecting consent
 

Use of "Cookies"

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you are at our site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and as such, you'll find them at most major websites. By showing how and when users use a site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information from cookies only to provide services better tailored to our Customer’s, Supplier’s or Partner’s needs. We never save passwords, credit card information or any other personal information in cookies.
 

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies stay in your web browser between visits. We use persistent cookies to capture information about our Website visitors to help improve the performance of the website and create a better experience.

 

Tracking Cookies

Tracking cookies, such as Google Analytics, recognise and count the number of visitors to a Website and to analyse how visitors move around the site when they’re using it.  We use tracking cookies to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need more easily.

Most browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you want to change your cookie preferences, you can make these through your browser settings or refuse the cookies when you enter the website. Please remember that our cookies are often used to give you certain functionality and without them you may not be able to use some of our website e.g. save properties from our listings.

You can also remove cookies that have already been set in your browser via your browser settings. If you are having trouble doing this or would like more information, the website http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ has information on how to do this across a range of browsers.

This policy was last updated on 15th May 2018. If it is necessary for us to alter the terms of our cookies policy, we will post the revised policy on this website.  If you have any questions about how we cookies please get in touch with us.

You can e-mail us at dpo@iqstudent.com or write to us at the following address

 

Data Protection officer

Compliance Department

IQ Student Accommodation

7th Floor East

Cottons Centre

Hays Lane

London SE1 2QG