References in this Policy to "you" are to any customer for Services and any individual user of the services and PDS Websites (and "your" should be construed accordingly); and references in this notice to "us" are to “PDS”, Petrotechnical Data Systems International Holding B.V. and its Affiliates (and "we" and "our" should be construed accordingly).
By continuing to use PDS Websites, such as this, you agree that we can place cookies and other similar technology on your device, including mobile device. By continuing to use your mobile device to access this PDS Websites, such as this website, you agree that the following information may be collected: your unique device identifier, mobile device IP address, information about your device’s operating system, mobile carrier and your location information (to the extent permissible under applicable law).
A cookie is a text file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is downloaded by a web server to your computer or mobile device when you browse a website. The identifier is then sent back to the web server each time your browser requests a page, thereby enabling the server to recognize you.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences for next time you visit the website, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. PDS uses both session and persistent cookies.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
There are different types of cookies, used for different reasons by PDS as explained below.
Referrer URL – Used to store the URL of the previous page visited. Allows us to track how visitors navigate throughout a website, and which external sites are referring visitors to our site.
• URL history – Used to store the pages visited by a user.
• Unregistered Visitor cookie – A unique identifier given to each visitor to allow analysis on how unregistered visitors use our site.
Session Management cookies – These cookies allow us to follow the actions of a user during a browser session. When you leave, our Session Management cookies are deleted.
Targeting cookies may also be used on third party websites and, in some cases, third parties may use them on our websites as follows:
PDS advertisements on non-PDS sites – Cookies may be placed on non-PDS sites so that when you click on a PDS advertisement located on these sites, PDS is provided with this information to enable us to measure the effectiveness of our advertising.
If we send you a marketing email we can include targeting cookies to find out whether you open, read, or delete the message, and, should you click the URL in the email, to record the pages you view, and the content you download, even before you register at or sign into our site.
Some cookies are essential for us to provide you with the basic functionality and security you need to use the website, for example, to access secure areas of the site. Once you are registered at the site, these “essential” cookies allow a site to remember basic choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) so that we can provide essential personal features. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you have visited on the Internet. Essential cookies include:
Registered Visitor cookie – A unique identifier given to each registered user, used to recognize you throughout your visit, and when you return to the site.
By using our site you agree that we can place cookies on your device. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies being placed on your device you can change your browser settings to do this. For more information on managing cookies we recommend you take a look at “All About Cookies” http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
Deletion and blocking of cookies may disable certain parts of our website and/or the services it provides, or have negative impacts on its usability. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our websites will issue cookies as soon as you visit, or when you click on a link in a marketing email that we have sent you, even if you have previously deleted our cookies.