We sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most websites do this.

They improve things by:

  • remembering how far through the QP Checker you have got so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit Our use of cookies. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies

The QP Checker uses cookies throughout the site. Importantly, the cookies used by the QP Checker do not track your behaviour or follow your browsing history once you leave the QP Checker website.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

  • _utma - This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site
  • _utmb - This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site
  • _utmc - This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser
  • _utmz - This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.

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