QAS
Cookie Policy

1.1 This is the cookie policy of Qatar Aviation Services Company W.L.L organised and existing under the applicable laws of the State of Qatar, having its principal place of business at Hamad International Airport, PO Box 383, Doha, State of Qatar ("Qatar Aviation Services", "we", or "us"). By clicking Continue on our website, www.qataraviation.com (our "Website") and mobile applications (including our iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps) (our "Mobile Apps"), you have accepted our use of cookies, IP addresses and our use of other methods to collect website usage data as detailed in this Policy ("Cookie Policy"). Please read this Cookie Policy together with the terms and conditions posted elsewhere on our Website and Mobile Apps, including our Privacy Notice.

Cookies are small files that are stored on your browser or device by websites or apps that "remember" that your computer or device has accessed a website or app. We use cookies to deliver to you a more user friendly service by making it easier and faster for you to use our Website or Mobile Apps. Cookies help us understand whether you came to our website via a search engine, or by some other method, and what were the most popular elements of our Website or Mobile Apps. Cookies do not give us access to any other personal information on your computer or device other than the personal information you choose to share with us. Irrespective of saved cookies, for security reasons you must still log in each time you access areas of our site that require registration.

3.1 We use two types of cookies which are a mixture of first party cookies, which we set ourselves, and third party cookies, which are set by our third party service providers. We use

(i) Strictly necessary Cookies

These strictly necessary cookies are used to allow your request to access our Website and Mobile Apps, to move between pages and to receive services which you have requested. Disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts of our Website and Mobile Apps. Without these cookies, you will be unable to access basic functions of our Website and Mobile Apps.

For example, we use cookies which are strictly necessary to:

(a) Balance traffic on our Website and Mobile Apps to ensure that you receive a consistent and reliable service.

(b) Keep track of your movement from page to page so you do not get asked for the same information you've already given to the site.

(ii) Performance Cookies

These performance cookies collect anonymous information about how you use our Website and Mobile Apps and help us improve the way our Website and Mobile Apps work such as which pages you visit most often and whether or not you experience any technical errors. These cookies do not contain any information that could identify you.For example, we use performance cookies to:

(a) Identify pages viewed and browsing and purchasing behaviour to improve our Website and Mobile Apps;

(b) Gain insight into how you use our Website and Mobile Apps so that we can quickly identify and fix any issues that may arise; and

(c) Determine unique visitors to website and it is updated with each page view.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can configure your Internet browser to accept or reject cookies, or to notify you when a cookie is set (check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences). Disabling cookies should not prevent you from using our Website or Mobile Apps, but certain features or functions of our Website and Mobile Apps may not be available to you if you disable or restrict the use of cookies.

Our Strictly Necessary and Performance cookies cannot be turned off. If you require more information or help to change your cookie preferences in your browser, please refer to the documentation of your device or browser that you are using to access the internet.

For further information about cookies, please refer to your browser help section or see www.allaboutcookies.org

i) Session / temporary - These cookies are deleted from your device after you leave the Website.

ii) Permanent / persistent - These cookies are not deleted from your device after you leave the Website. They remain on your device for a longer period of time.

iii) First-party cookies These cookies are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain.

iv) Third-party cookies These cookies are stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file located outside its domain.

The table below summarizes the different types of cookie Qatar Aviation Services uses on the Website and Mobile Apps, together with their respective purpose and duration (i.e. how long each cookie will remain on your device).

Cookie NameTypePurpose/descriptionPartyDuration
_qaGoogle AnalyticsThis cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits website, a new _ga cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to website and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measureThird-party2 years
_gidGoogle AnalyticsThis cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits website, a new _gat cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to website and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.Third-party24 hours
_gatGoogle AnalyticsIt appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance. The lifetime of the cookie becomes the maximum rate requests will be sent at from that client. This cookie does not store any user information.Third-party1 minute
_JSESSIONIDWebsiteThis is a session cookie. Session cookie also called a transient cookie, a cookie that is erased when the user closes the Web browser. Webpages have no memories. A user going from page to page will be treated by the website as a completely new visitor. Session cookies enable the website you are visiting to keep track of your movement from page to page so you don't get asked for the same information you've already given to the site. Cookies allow you to proceed through many pages of a site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit.First-party30 min
Cache-storage.ALTER_VERSIONWebsiteHide/Show QAS Announcement PopupFirst-partyBrowser session
We may amend this Cookie Policy with immediate effect from time to time to comply with law or to meet our changing business requirements without notice to you. Where local regulations require, we will obtain consent from you for any new uses of any Cookie. You should read and review this page regularly to see if there have been any changes.
Should you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at:
Qatar Airways Group
Qatar Airways Tower
PO Box 22550
Doha, State of Qatar
For additional information about cookies, please visit:
www.allaboutcookies.org
www.youronlinechoices.eu
www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy