CADS Privacy and Cookies Policy
- CADS is committed to protecting your privacy
- CADS has created this privacy and cookies statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy
- The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website
- CADS do not disclose visitor’s information to third parties
- Any information that you provide us with, whether it be business or personal information (such as your name or address), cannot be seen by third parties
- The information we keep is stored on our own computer systems, not on a website
- This site may at times contain links to third party websites, CADS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites
- This privacy and cookies statement is not presented as a legally binding contract.
What information do we collect or use?
There are sections in our website where we may ask you to register in order to gain access to high value documents, or to be able to download various items, or to make contact with CADS. Any information you provide will remain the secured property of CADS. Under no circumstances will it be sold or rented to any third party. CADS may, however, use your contact information to send you any information you have specifically requested or any other information or news about our company and services. Your details may be used in an aggregated form for marketing analysis of our website traffic.
In addition to any personal information you may provide, CADS may, on occasion use software or other tools that enable the collection of relevant technical information, for example the IP address (Internet protocol) (IP), the operating system deployed on your computer, the browser used for access, various traffic patterns, as well as the address of any referring websites. CADS always traces how a visitor arrives at the CADS website, however it is not possible to and we will not attempt to gather information about other sites that have been visited prior to landing at the CADS website.
How CADS may use your data
- To enable you to use the site without repeatedly entering passwords or logins
- To provide information or services that you have requested
- To help us manage our content to ensure it is relevant and appropriate to you
- To alert you to company news, product upgrades, other updated information and new products and services from CADS.
What is a ‘cookie’?
Cookies are a common internet technology that assign a unique identification to your computer and store the detail on only YOUR computer’s hard drive via a facility in your web browser.
Cookies are used on this site. They are used to keep track of the information you have given us during your visits to the site. The cookie stored on your computer is simply a numeric identifier that we use to identify you as you move around the site and so you can retrieve information you have previously sent to our server.
The CADS website cookie
The CADS websites use a “session cookie” to identify your browser “session” as you move between pages on the website and perform activities. The cookie will last for 3 months.
The website cookie allows our website to recognise each subsequent request from your browser as being the same browser that made the initial request to our website. By knowing that each subsequent request is related to the first, our website is able to track your actions as you move around the website and to provide interactive features. By analysing how our website is being used in general, we can improve the website experience for future visitors. Should you experience any problems in using our website, our website developers may be able to use this information to track down your specific “user journey” and investigate and fix any issues that might arise. The cookie itself is a very small text file that is stored on your device (for example, your PC or your phone) by your web browser. It contains a simple text code that your browser sends back to our website each time you browse to a new page. This allows the website to look up your specific session and associate data for that session with your browser. The data itself is not stored in your cookie but on the server(s) operating the website.
How to control and delete cookies
You may restrict or block the cookies which are set by the CADS websites, or any other website, through your browser settings.
To find out more about cookies and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of CADS websites.
Local shared objects (Flash cookies)
The CADS website uses Adobe Flash Player to provide video content. Local Shared Objects (commonly known as Flash Cookies) may be used to improve user experience, for example to save your playback preferences. Flash Cookies are similar to cookies, however they are managed differently.
How to disable Flash Cookies
Information on how to disable and delete Flash Cookies is provided on the Adobe website at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security. Your experience of the CADS website may be affected if you restrict the use of Flash Cookies.
What about links on this site?
CADS may, periodically, provide links on our sites that direct to external, third party websites. We have no control over the content on other sites, nor the usage of the information they gather. We recommend that you always review the privacy and cookie policies at any third party sites you visit; they may not follow the same policies as us.
Google Analytics collects information anonymously; it reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. The cookies store information such as the number of visits to the website and what site referred the visitor to the web page. We use the information to view reports about how visitors interact with the website and to help us improve the website. A different set of cookies is used for each website, and visitors are not tracked across multiple sites.
Information about these cookies and how to reject or delete them:
http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html and http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ads/#toc-analytics.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Opting out from marketing communications
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor.
This site gives users the following options to discontinue receiving future communications by any of the following means:
- Send an e-mail to us indicating your request to be unsubscribed from a specific list: [email protected]
- In writing to:
Computer and Design Services Ltd
10 Station Approach
- You can call us on the telephone number shown at the top of this page