PDS Cookie Policy

Below is information about how PDS uses cookies and other similar technology on “PDS Websites” (“our websites”) being websites, such as this website, within the domains: pds.group, pds.nl, pds.technology, and pds.software, and the services available on those websites (the "Services").
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).

About cookies

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.

Why does PDS use cookies?

There are different types of cookies, used for different reasons by PDS as explained below.
One important use of cookies is to improve the performance of the web-site.  These “performance” cookies collect information about your visit and use of the website, for instance which pages you visit most, and if you get error messages.  All information collected by performance cookies is anonymous. Performance cookies include the following:
Once you register at one of our sites, we may combine data from publicly available sources, and from our different e-mail, website, and personal interactions with you (this includes information collected across our different websites such as our careers and corporate sites and information collected when you sign-up or log on to our sites or connect to our sites using your social media credentials (such as LinkedIn). We combine this data to better assess your experience with PDS and to perform the other activities described throughout our privacy policy.
Some of the cookies we use are from third party companies, such as Adobe Analytics, Google Analytic and Linkedin Analytics to provide us with web analytics and intelligence about our sites. These companies use software to collect information about your interaction with our sites, such as the pages you visit, the links you click on and how long you are on our sites. This code is only active while you are on a PDS website. For more information on how these companies collect and use information on our behalf, please refer to their privacy policies: Adobe at Adobe Privacy Centre, Google at Google Privacy & Terms, and Linkedin at Linkedin Privacy Policy.

How do you control the use of cookies?

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.