Cookie policy

A cookie is a small text file which is placed on your computer's hard drive. Once the file is added, the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

AlphaQuad uses Google Analytics to identify which pages are being used and to help understand how you use the website. Through the use of non-personally identifying information, Google Analytics records information such as pages visited, time spent on a page, and if you have been to the website before. We can use this data to help us improve the website. For example if a particular page is receiving a higher number of visits than others for longer periods of time, we then know that visitors are finding this type of content useful. We can then place this information in a prominent position on the website, making it easier for you to find and, where possible, create further content on the particular area.

The cookies we use

Google Analytics (utmb / utmc / utma / utmz / utmv / utmx)
For further information on how Google analytics uses cookies, please visit their website.

Twitter (lang / original_referer / pid / k / guest_id / _twitter_sess / auth_token / auth_token_session / secure_session / twil / twid)
These cookies are from and provide seamless integration with the twitter website allowing you to easily retweet and follow AlphaQuad links. You can read more about Twitter's privacy policy here.

LinkedIn (bcookie / lang / __qca / IN_HASH / X-LI-IDC / visit / JSESSIONID / PersistenceCookie / leo_auth_token / NSC_MC_QH_MFP)
These cookies are from and provide seamless integration with the linked in website and allow you to easily share and recommend AlphaQuad's links and staff. You can read more about LinkedIn's privacy policy here.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us and the majority of cookies are 'session cookies' which are deleted when you leave the site or close your browser. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To view instructions on how to change your browsers’ cookie settings and for more information about cookies, please visit