Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

We and our business partners collect information about your use of our website through cookies. Cookies are information files stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone that help websites remember who you are and information about your visit. Cookies can help to display the information on a website in a way that matches your interests. Most major websites use cookies.

Your rights under the GDPR Regulation (EU) 2016/679  are that your data is:

  • Transparent: Given on the basis of clear and specific information about data types and purpose
  • Prior: Given before any processing other than the strictly necessary takes place, also known as ‘prior consent’
  • Unambiguous: Given as an affirmative, positive action
  • Documented: Recorded and securely stored as evidence that consent has been given
  • Reversible: You are able to withdraw your consent whenever you want
  • Renewed: The policy is regularly renewed. 

What cookies are used on this Website?

The cookies we and our business partners use on this website are broadly grouped into the following categories:

Essential - Some of the cookies on our website are essential for us to be able to provide you with a service you have requested. An example of this would be a cookie used to enable you to log into your account on the website or which allows communication between your browser and the website. Our cookie preference cookie described in the section “How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?” is also an essential cookie. You may not be able to use our website without these cookies.

Analytics - We use analytics cookies to helps us understand how users engage with our website. An example is counting the number of different people coming to our website or using a particular feature, rather than the total number of times the site or feature is used. Without this cookie, if you visited the website once each week for three weeks we would count you as three separate users. We would find it difficult to analyse how well our website was performing and improve it without these cookies.

Interest-Based Advertising - You will have noticed that when you visit websites you will be shown adverts for products and services you may wish to buy. The money made by website owners for showing third party adverts on their websites often pays for the cost of running the website and therefore usually allows you to use the website without having to pay a registration or usage fee. We, like many businesses, may place adverts for ourselves on a range of associated websites. However, to try and ensure that the adverts you see are relevant to you we use cookies to collect information about the types of things that interest you, for example, websites you visit and the geography that you are based in. Having these cookies does not increase the number of adverts you will be shown, but simply makes the adverts you see more relevant.

Third party cookies:

Some of the cookies described in the “What Cookies are used on this Website” section above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our website. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for example, analytics. For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see:

Internet Advertising Bureau website where you will be able to opt-out of receiving Interest-Based Advertising cookies from some of the third parties listed below; and/or the third party’s individual privacy policy. If you want to know more about how cookies work and how to manage or delete them, visit the World Wide Web Consortium’s website.

We may update this policy from time to time so you may want to check it each time you visit our website. We last updated this policy on 21st October 2018


PDL's Data Protection Manager is John Wilson IT & Communications Director. You can contact him:

By mail: 

1 Tanners Yard

Hexham

Northumberland

NE46 3NY

Email: John.wilson@pdl-group.com

Tel: + 44 (0) 1434 609 473