1.      OUR COOKIE POLICY

 
1.1 This is the cookie policy of Hamad International Airport organised and existing under the applicable laws of the State of Qatar having its principal place of business at Hamad International Airport, P.O. Box 24659, Doha, State of Qatar ("Hamad International Airport", "we", or "us"). By clicking to proceed on  our website, www.dohahamadairport.com (our “Website”) and mobile applications) (our “Mobile Apps”), you accept our use  of first and third party cookies, IP addresses and our use of other methods to collect website usage data ("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.
 

2. WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

 
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. WHAT KIND OF COOKIES ARE USED ON THIS WEBSITE?

 
3.1 We use performance 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 as detailed below: 
 
Performance
 
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. Performance cookies cannot be turned off via our Website or Mobile App.These cookies do not contain any information that could identify you.
For example, we use performance cookies to:
 
(a)     improve the speed of your browsing experience
(b)     identify pages viewed and browsing behaviour to improve our Website and Mobile Apps; and
(c)     gain insight into how you use our Website and Mobile Apps so that we can quickly identify and fix any issues that may arise.
 
 

4. HOW CAN I ENABLE OR DISABLE ACCEPTING COOKIES?

 
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, but certain features or functions of our Website may not be available to you if you disable or restrict the use of cookies. 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.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. Disabling cookies should not prevent you from using our Website or Mobile Apps, but certain features or functions of our Website and Mobile Apps (including the ability to book flights) may not be available to you if you disable or restrict the use of cookies. If you wish to revoke your consent for use of functionality or marketing cookies by Hamad International Airport, you can change your cookie settings on our Website or Mobile Apps. If you require more information or help to change your cookie preferences in your browser, check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
 

5. WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT COOKIES?

 
For further information about cookies, please refer to your browser ‘help’ section or see www.allaboutcookies.org
 
Session / temporary - These cookies are deleted from your device after you leave the Website.
 
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.
 
First-party cookies – These cookies are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain.
 
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 Hamad International Airport 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 Type Purpose Party Duration
BIGipServerhamadairport Strictly necessary This cookie is for persistence cookie encoding to help
efficiently route internal traffic.
First Party Session
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight Strictly necessary  This cookie stores values that allow the site to store the
current applicable responsive layout such as web or mobile view
First Party Session
_ga Strictly necessary  This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics
- which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used
analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users
by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
It is included in each page request on a site and used to calculate
visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
By default, it is set to expire after 2 years
Third Party 2 years
_gat Strictly necessary  This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics,
according to the documentation it is used to throttle the request
rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires
after 1 minute as default.
Third Party 1 minute
_gid Strictly necessary  This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics,
used to distinguish users.
Third Party 24 hours
_identity Strictly necessary  This cookie is required for the Drupal CMS Authentication for admin
and content editor. The cookie is only used internally
First Party Session
_adaptive_image Performance This cookie stores values that allow the site to remember image
length and width for responsive image layout
First Party Session
Has_js Performance This cookie stores a Boolean value to determine if the user’s browser
has JavaScript on or off so that the site can load the applicable page
layout.
First Party Session
Cookie-agreed Performance This cookie name is associated with acceptance of website cookie policy First Party Session


6. AMENDMENT OF THIS COOKIE POLICY

 
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.
 

7. QUESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS

 
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
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