Cookies notice

Cookies and the law

Our approach, your choice.

European privacy laws came into force in 2012 which require websites to inform users when placing 'cookies' on visitors computers, mobiles or other devices.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the organisation in the UK responsible for regulating the law.

LRQA is committed to providing our website visitors with a clear understanding of how and why we use cookies. In this document, LRQA gives information on the cookies that we use on our websites, the information which we gather, how we use it and the steps that you can take to disable cookies. If you have concerns regarding any aspect of the way in which we deploy cookies on this website, please contact us.

The cookies we use and how we use them

Our website uses cookies for two purposes: to monitor website usage and to store individual preferences for the site.

Gathering statistical information allows us to manage and develop our website to improve user experience and to measure the popularity of individual web pages. This allows us to tailor our content to better meet your needs.

Cookie name Used where? Used for?
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Throughout Site Used for Google Analytics. Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about you, for a full explanation please click here...


visitor_id
(duration 10 years)

Throughout Site

The visitor cookie includes the name "visitor_id" plus the unique identifier for the visitor, ex: "visitor_id1234". This cookie is set by our tracking code on website visitors. No personally identifiable information is stored in the cookie.

Used for Pardot. These cookies collect information sales and marketing purposes to help improve visitor's experience.  For more information  please see: http://www.pardot.com/faqs/administration/pardot-track-activities/

pi_opt_in
(duration 10 years)

The persistent cookie named "pi_opt_in" is what we use to stay in compliance with the 'Do Not Track' initiative. No personally identifiable information is stored in the cookie.

 
pardot (session only) Only set if the user is logged into the Pardot app as a user. No personally identifiable information is stored in the cookie.  

How to disable cookies

Please note, turning cookies off at the browser level could disable cookies on ALL sites you visit, and therefore disable functionality on other sites that use cookies.

To find out how to disable cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer, please click here...
To find out how to disable cookies in Firefox, please click here...
To find out how to disable cookies in Google Chrome, please click here...
To find out how to disable cookies in Safari, please click here...

The website you view may make use of WOW Analytics. This program does not use cookies, and no personal data is recorded by us. The information gathered by WOW Analytics is used solely for website usage monitoring.

Google AdWords remarketing

Our website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third-party websites to users who have previously visited our website. This could be an advertisement on the Google search results page of a site within the Google Display Network.

Please note that third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on past visits to the our website. Any data collected will be used in accordance to the LR privacy policy and Google's own policy.

You can set your preferences for how Google advertise to you using the the Google Ad Preferences page, and you can also opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.