Cookies

Cookies in use on this site and how they benefit you

 

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

 

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Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site (for member/customer areas)
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

 

Granting us permission to use cookies

If your browser is set up to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with cookies. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

 

More about our Cookies


Website Function Cookies (Our own cookies)


We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Tailoring content to your needs
  • Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use our app or take our survey)

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site. These cookies are:

  • PHPSESSID
  • lastLocation

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called 'analytics' programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

 

We use the following cookies, some of which have dual functions:

Functional

 

Third Party

 

Analytics

  • agreedToTandCs
  • pdcCustomerId
  • CookiesAllowed
  • landingPage
  • lastLocation
  • PHPSESSID
  
  • guest_id (twitter)
  • original_referer (twitter)
  • _twitter_sess (twitter)
  • PREF (YouTube)
  • use_hitbox (YouTube)
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (YouTube)
  • Bcookie (LinkedIn)
  • JSESSIONID (LinkedIn)
  • lang (LinkedIn)
  • leo_auth_token (LinkedIn)
  • visit (LinkedIn)
  • X-LI-IDC (LinkedIn)
  
  • __utma
  • __utmb
  • __utmc
  • __utmz

 

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

 

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. 

 

Concerns over cookies used on this website?

PDC uses cookies on its site and conforms to the EU Cookie Directive. You can read more about the directive on the ICO website.

 

If you have any concerns about our use of cookies please complete the form below and we will review your comments and respond to you.

 

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