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The information on this page is generic and is provided to help you understand what type of cookies are used and the types of information collected using those cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are little text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible and they remember your preferences, so you don’t have to insert your details again and again.

There are different types of cookies. Some cookies originate directly from the website website and others are provided by third parties, whose services are integrated into the site.

Cookies are stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. If the cookie relates only to a particular visit (session), then they 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.

There are 4 types of cookies which operate:1

  1. Strictly necessary cookies — These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Cookies that allow web shops to hold your items in your cart while you are shopping online are an example of strictly necessary cookies. These cookies will generally be first-party session cookies. While it is not required to obtain consent for these cookies, what they do and why they are necessary should be explained to the user.
  2. Preferences cookies — Also known as “functionality cookies,” these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in.
  3. Statistics cookies — Also known as “performance cookies,” these cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions. This includes cookies from third-party analytics services as long as the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited.
  4. Marketing cookies — These cookies track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers. These are persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance.

How to control and delete cookies

In general, if you wish to accept, refuse, restrict, or delete, the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The 'Help' function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the website, and you may be unable to access certain areas of the website and / or certain functions and pages will not work in the usually expected way.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on a particular website, please refer to their websites for further information. The owner of the website must provide you with information about which cookies are being used.

Cookies used on www.pdms.com 

To view specific information regarding cookies and pdms.com, please see the data protection icon in the bottom left corner of the window.

1 Source: GDPR EU