Privacy & Cookies

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.
  • You can read our GDPR Policy online.

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.

Each page on our website is generated by a sophisticated Content Management System (CMS). This system provides a number of interactive features where your experience may be tailored according to your past activity on the website. Such features require the “session cookie” to operate. The session cookie provides the ability for you to log on to our website using your unique user name (or email address) and password. Each page on our website may be tailored to you uniquely, based on your past activity on the website, for example to show your name. The session cookie provides the means to remember your log on state and hence your discussion forum preferences, such as your nickname and the date of your last post. The session cookie provides the means for you to take part in votes (or polls) on the website. The session cookie provides the means to remember that you have submitted a form so that you are not asked to re-submit it. The session cookie provides the means to remember if you have selected the non-JavaScript version of the website. The session cookie provides the means to remember your selected accessibility view of the website. The session cookie provides the means to remember which files you have requested to be sent to you by email and the date and time at which such requests were made. The session cookie provides the means to remember whether you have ‘liked’ our Facebook page. As we improve our website over time, similar and more advanced features may be added that also require a “session cookie” to operate.

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 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 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

The CADS websites use cookies to allow Google Analytics to function correctly. Google Analytics is a free web analytics tools that helps us understand how visitors engage with the CADS websites. These cookies have names that begin with _utm such as _utma and _utmz.

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: and

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit
Google’s privacy policy:

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:
    CADS Marketing
    Computer and Design Services Ltd
    Arrowsmith Court
    10 Station Approach
    Broadstone, Dorset
    BH18 8AX
  • You can call us on the telephone number shown on the contact page.