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We use cookies to improve your experience, to remember your preferences and to show you offers based on your interests as detailed in our Cookie policy.  

1. Our cookie policy

1.1 This is the cookie policy of QATAR NATIONAL TOURISM COUNCIL ("QNTC", "we", or "us") with its registered offices at P.O. Box 24624, Al Jasra Tower, Lusail, Doha, State of Qatar,  organised and existing under the applicable laws of the State of Qatar. By using  our website, www.visitqatar.qa (our “website”), you have accepted our use of first and third party cookies, IP addresses, web beacons, tracking tools 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, including our Privacy Notice and our website terms and conditions.

1.2 Subject to applicable laws, the English version of this Cookie Policy will prevail over any version of this Cookie Policy in another language. In the event of any inconsistency in interpretation between the English version and any translation of the Cookie Policy, this Cookie Policy statement in English will prevail.

2. What are cookies and what do they do?

Cookies are small files that are stored on your browser or device by websites that "remember" that your computer or device has accessed a website. We use cookies to deliver to you a more user-friendly service by making it easier and faster for you to use our Website. 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. 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 the website?

We use four 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 ii) performance cookies iii) functionality cookies and iv) marketing cookies as detailed below: 

Strictly necessary cookies are used to allow your request to access our Website, to move between pages and to receive services which you have requested. Strictly necessary cookies cannot be turned off via our Website preferences. If you choose to disable them from your browser, this may prevent you from using certain parts of our Website. Without these cookies, you will be unable to access basic functions of our Website.

Performance cookies collect anonymous information about how you use our Website and help us improve the way our Website 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. These cookies do not contain any information that could identify you.

For example, we use performance cookies to:

(a) identify pages viewed and browsing to improve our Website;

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

(c) gather feedback on customer satisfaction through surveys on our Website.

Functionality cookies allow the website to recognise choices you make when you return to our Website such as your user name, country, language or currency or whether or not we have asked you to complete a survey and provide enhanced, more personal features. 

For example, we use functionality cookies to record your preferences when you indicate that you would like our Website to be displayed in a different language or for a particular region.

Marketing cookies deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by our advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as other third party marketing partners and vendors. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.

The communication you may receive based on this can be informational, or commercial with messages being served in, but not limited to, search ads, display ads, banners, e-newsletters, emails, social media ads, and other electronic messaging, including on our website itself.

If you do not wish to be served with targeted advertising, you may opt out of our marketing cookie use by following the instructions below in Clause 4.

4. How can I enable or disable accepting cookies?

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, but certain features or functions of our Website 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. However Functionality or Marketing cookies can be turned on or off by changing your cookie settings on our Website. 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. 

5. Where can I learn more about cookies?

For further information about cookies, please 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.

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 per email : 

privacy@visitqatar.qa

For additional information about cookies, please visit:

www.allaboutcookies.org
www.youronlinechoices.eu
www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy