Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored in your computer or mobile phone’s internet browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc). They are usually used by websites to improve services for you, to find out more information about the popularity of a website and for delivering more relevant advertising. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but should you not wish to have information collected in this way, you can configure settings within your browser to disable or accept cookies. For further information on how to control cookies in your browser, including enabling, blocking, clearing and disabling, please refer to ICO Cookies Control.

How does Quill use cookies?

Our websites use cookies to distinguish from other users and help us analyse trends and administer the site so we provide you with the best experience possible when browsing our site. More details are below:

  1. SITE PERFORMANCE COOKIES

We use cookies to remember some of your preferences on both the www.quill.co.uk and www.quillpayroll.co.uk domains.

  1. REGISTRATION COOKIES

We mostly use cookies for registered software users to make the login process quicker and easier.

  1. SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES

We have buttons across the site to help you post our content to social media sites. If you choose to use any of these buttons, the respective site will use cookies to make integration operate in a more streamlined way. You can find out more about how these are used on each social media site’s privacy policy.

  1. ANONYMOUS ANALYTICS COOKIES

We use Google Analytics software to monitor the number of people visiting the website, which uses a cookie to collect this information. Google Analytics only collects anonymous aggregate data, i.e. we cannot tell who you are or link data back to a specific username, and everyone’s data is shown as a whole, not individually. We use this only for statistical purposes to tell us information like how many people are new to the site or have visited before and which pages are the most popular.

  1. IP TRACKING COOKIES

Our website uses a small piece of code, much like Google Analytics cookies, to track the IP addresses of visitors to our websites. We use session cookies / essential cookies, which do not require consent under GDPR. These cookies are placed on your browser to ensure that our website delivers you information and services securely and functionally.

In order to further improve your experience, we place persistent cookies in your browser to remember some of your information. These cookies allow us to tailor our content and the overall website experience by recognising you as users. Their purpose is to make your visit easier and more useful to you when you revisit our website by remembering information like preferred language or pre-populating form fields and other settings.

These persistent cookies require your consent which we seek through the consent banner you encounter when you visit our web pages, in-line with the opt-in requirements on Cookie Law in GDPR and all other regulations and legislation.

The system we use to track IP addresses is Lead Forensics. To read Lead Forensics’ privacy policy, please visit www.leadforensics.com/privacy-and-cookies.

Can I use Quill’s websites without cookies?

You can access Quill content without using cookies by turning them off in your browser’s settings (see below). Please note, however, thereafter your computer won’t remember your credentials when logging in to your Quill software. Also, by turning cookies off you will see less relevant advertising and are likely to see the same adverts more often.

How do I turn cookies off?

Cookies are saved to the browser, so to turn off any cookie you will have to do so for each browser you use by activating your ‘Do Not Track’ settings in the ‘Tools’ or ‘Settings’ area. Usually, most people have concerns about the use of cookies by third-party advertising companies. These cookies will only ever collect anonymous data about a visit. We do not use any cookies that are designed to capture browsing information about a visitor outside of our own website.

Alternatively, you can turn off all cookie use within your browser by following the instructions on the below pages:

Where can I read more information?

You can read more information by visiting All About Cookies and Your Online Choices.