Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy

QuantQuest uses small files (known as cookies) to see how you use our site and products. We put them on your computer when you visit our site, and use them to recognise you and store information in between visits.

With cookies we can give you a better browsing experience, improve the quality of our products, and keep our marketing costs down. They let us make it easier to log in, and they show us where you might be having trouble with our products. Without them, we’d have no way to remember anything about you, such as whether you’re logged in.

In this policy, we’ve explained how and why we use cookies, and what each of them do. We’ve broken them down into four groups:

  • Strictly necessary cookies

    We need these cookies to run our website — they let us save your cookie preferences, and keep the site secure. They’re always on.
  • Cookies that give you a better browsing experience

    These let us tailor the site to your needs, like displaying it in the same language as your web browser. We’ll sometimes refer to them as functionality cookies.
  • Cookies that help us improve our products

    These let us use tools that show us how you interact with our products — Mixpanel, for example. They help us find and fix problems for our customers, and they’re also known as analytical or performance cookies.
  • Cookies that keep our marketing costs down

    These improve our marketing — helping us to spend less on sites like Google and Facebook, and more on charging as little as we can. When our costs go down, so do our prices. We share this information in aggregate form with third parties, for the purpose of advertising.

You can see each cookie we use and our reasons for using them below.

Strictly necessary cookies
Cookie Name
Usage
Purpose
Duration
Third Parties
Third party privacy policy
__cfduid
Security / Essential
We also use the __cfruid cookie for our rate-limiting policies. Cloudflare provides web optimisation and security services that we use to improve and protect our websites, including a reverse proxy, pass-through security service, and a content distribution network. We also use the __cfruid cookie for our rate-limiting policies. Cloudflare provides web optimisation and security services that we use to improve and protect our websites, including a reverse proxy, pass-through security service, and a content distribution network.
.cloudflare.com
To understand more about this cookie go here: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-Understanding-the-Cloudflare-Cookies. To see their privacy policy go here: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/
_uc_user_token
Security / Essential
We use this cookie after you have logged into the platform. It is an authentication token and, therefore, a security requirement to log into our services. If you decline this cookie you will not be able to log into the website.
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_uc_user_username
Essential
We use this cookie after you have logged into the platform. It stores frequently used data to speed up the website and is needed to identify logged in users. It is not used for any form of tracking or analytics
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_uc_user_verified
Essential
We use this cookie after you have logged into the platform. It stores frequently used data to speed up the website, specifically which competitions a user is registered for. It is not used for any form of tracking or analytics
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_quant_consent
Essential
The primarily used for check user cookie consent permission if user Accept Cookie consent platform will track mentioned cookies(see other mentioned cookies) and if Decline user will not be tracked
365
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_uc_user_id
Product Improvement
We use this cookie after you have logged into the platform. It stores frequently used data to speed up the website and is needed to identify logged in users. It is not used for any form of tracking or analytics
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Cookies that give you a better browsing experience
_uc_user_firstname
Fundamental
We use this cookie after you have logged into the platform. It stores frequently used data to speed up the website. It is not used for any form of tracking or analytics
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_uc_user_lastname
Fundamental
We use this cookie after you have logged into the platform. It stores frequently used data to speed up the website. It is not used for any form of tracking or analytics
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Cookies that help us improve our products
_uc_analytics_id
Product Improvement
We use this anonymousId to collect and aggregate data about how users interact with our website. This helps us understand what features are working well and what needs improving
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_uc_user_ip
Product Improvement
This is primarily used to understand where users are located. It may also be used for cheating prevention in competitions, or in some automatic decision making processes (e.g. to deliver geographic specific competitions only to relevant users)
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_uc_utm_source
Product Improvement
This cookie records the source from which a user first lands on the website (if it was through a UTM tagged URL). It helps us understand where our users come from so we can better communicate through these channels
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Cookies that keep our marketing costs down
_fbp
Future Marketing
The fr, _fbp, _tr, AA003 and ATN cookies are used by Facebook to obtain encrypted data about visitors and users of our website for the purposes of measuring advertising effectiveness, showing relevant advertising to certain groups of users and excluding other groups of users from seeing irrelevant advertising. For example this will help us to not advertise signing up to Quant-Quest for people who is signed up to Quant-Quest.
Facebook
https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php


How to block cookies

You can choose to block cookies by activating the settings on your browser that allow you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access parts of the website. Your browser settings also allow you to delete all cookies stored on your device whenever you wish.



How to control cookies

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has provided the following guidance on controlling cookies:

  • A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org.
  • The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks. Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use it. This is also available in the Chrome web store.
  • Some browsers include a feature known as ‘Do Not Track’ or DNT. This allows you to indicate a preference that websites should not track you. However, whilst DNT is available in many browsers, websites are not required to recognise its request, so it may not always work. You can get help on how to use DNT in Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.
  • For more information on how private browsing works as well as its limitations, visit the support pages for your browser: Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari (IOS mobile and desktop) and Opera.

If you are concerned about online tracking then we can recommend you:

  • Install a privacy-friendly browser on your device, such as Mozilla Firefox, Firefox Focus or Brave;
  • Install anti-tracking and ad-blocking plug-ins on that browser, such as uBlock, Ghostery or PrivacyBadger; and
  • Use privacy-friendly web search engines, such as DuckDuckGo or Qwant
  • If you have any questions about the cookies or similar technologies in use on our website, please send an email to [email protected]