PDS Cookie Policy

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them on PDS websites. You should read this policy so you can understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using the cookies and how that information is used. By using our website you are agreeing that we can use cookies in accordance with this policy.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a text file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is downloaded by a web server to your computer or mobile device when you browse a website. The identifier is then sent back to the web server each time your browser requests a page, thereby enabling the server to recognize you.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences for next time you visit the website, and generally improving the user experience. 

Why does PDS use cookies?

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website and to provide a browsing experience that is unique to you. Cookies are used by us so that our website can remember what you have done whilst browsing, and to allow us to monitor and improve the performance of the website.

What type of cookies do we use?

Cookies can be in the form of session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date. 
We use cookies for authentication, to collect data about how you use our website and applications, and cookies to tailor your experience of our website.

What kind of information do we collect by using cookies?

When you visit our website, we may automatically collect the following types of information from you: Your internet protocol (IP) address, your login information, time zone setting, operating system and platform, information about your visits including the URL you came from, your country, the search terms you used in our website, products you viewed or searched, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs) and the methods used to browse away from the page.

How do you control the use of cookies?

By using our site, you agree that we can place cookies on your device. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device you can do this by using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies being placed on your device you can change your browser settings to do this. Deletion and blocking of cookies may disable certain parts of our website and/or the services it provides, or have negative impacts on its usability. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our websites will issue cookies as soon as you visit, or when you click on a link in a marketing email that we have sent you, even if you have previously deleted our cookies.