Use of cookies

Cookies are informational files that a web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you’re visiting our site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, you will find them on most major web sites. By showing how and when visitors use our site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed and this information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use cookies to better understand and improve areas of our website that our users find valuable. While both of these activities depend on the use of a cookie, visitors to our website always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of our website may not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies.

Third party cookies and remarketing

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details some common third party cookies you might encounter through this site. Google Analytics: Our website uses Google Analytics, one of the most popular and trusted analytics solutions, to help us to understand how people use our website. It does this by tracking such information as how long people spend on our website, the pages they visit, the website that referred them to our website and other aggregate data. We do this so that we can make improvements to our website and provide a better user experience and more engaging content.

Google AdWords: We may use Google AdWords remarketing which allows us to reach people who have been on our website, and show them adverts relevant to the pages they have visited. This means, after your visit to our website, you may be shown ads by Google either within the Google Display Network or Google search results. Google AdWords uses cookies in order to show ads based on your past visits to websites to provide relevant ads for products and services of interest to you.

You can adjust your settings and also opt out of Google’s use of AdWords cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. Google AdSense: We may use the Google AdSense service to serve advertising. The Google AdSense service uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. You can adjust your settings and also opt out of Google’s use of AdSense cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. Facebook Pixel: This involves incorporating a tracking pixel (Facebook Pixel) in the head section of our website, which marks website visitors and recognises them the next time they visit the social network. The pixel uses browser information, visited websites and a hashed Facebook ID of the website user. This makes it possible for us to employ retargeting, i.e. to show you relevant Facebook ads about products or services of interest to you.

If you do not wish the Facebook pixel to use your information in this way, it is possible to opt-out of this and many other third-party cookies by following this link to the ‘Your Ad Choices’ website.

Use of clear GIFs

A clear GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) or pixel tag (also known as a ‘Web beacon’) is a line of code placed on some of our web pages and in e-mails which, in a similar way to our use of cookies above, allow us to analyse the specific usage patterns of visitors. Links to other sites You should be aware that when you are on our website, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from our website pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies of these other sites may significantly differ from that of Quba Construction. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information collected there.

Security

Protecting the security of all personally-identifiable information associated with our visitors is of the utmost concern to us. Once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable precautions to ensure its security on our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of our users’ personal information and maintain their privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of such personal information.

Data breach

A data breach is where someone gains unauthorised access to the data we hold. Should we become aware of any breach of the data we hold, we endevour to inform affected customers by email within 48 working hours of ascertaining which customers may have been affected.

The data controller

The data controller is Quba Construction Oak SuiteRake Factory, Church Road, Smeeth, Kent, TN25 6SA