What are cookies and their use?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device (computer, tablet or mobile phone) via your browser primarily to enhance the convenience of using the site, to enable certain functions and to make visiting our website attractive. It enables us to remember your actions and preferences (such as language, font size and other display preferences), so you don’t have to keep re-entering them when you return to our website or browse from one page to another.
Cookies can be placed directly by our website or by third parties with whom we cooperate to help us diagnose technical problems, analyze the traffic to our website, analyze trends, observe and measure how our visitors engage with our website and identify preferences. For ease, we group the cookies we use into four distinct categories as listed below.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. These cookies do not store any personally data. We don’t have to ask your permission to place these kinds of cookies.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality, for example to remember choices you make like language, geography, etc. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites and they can be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. We don’t have to ask your permission to place these kinds of cookies.
For usage analysis, the website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). EDS has entered into a data processor agreement with Google for this purpose.
The information collected by the Google Analytics cookie tells us about your use of the website and will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The data transferred will include your IP-address from which the last three digits have been removed to protect your privacy.
Google will use this information solely to enable EDS to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide EDS with technical assistance. EDS has disabled Google's ability to use such information for its own purposes or to provide such information to third parties, except to the extent required by law.
How to control cookies
You can adjust your browser settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings. If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience while on the EDS site, for example you may not be able to view embedded content.
If you use different devices to view and access the EDS sites (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
Transfer, storage and processing of data
Your personal data collected through the website is treated strictly confidential and EDS has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures against loss or unlawful processing of this data. EDS uses third parties for certain processing, such as the hosting of the website. EDS will not provide your personal data to any other third parties, unless there is a legal obligation to do so.
Changes to the cookies statement
We may update the Cookie Statement at any time. You can see the date on which the last change was made below in this statement. We advise you to review our Cookie Statement on a regular basis so, that you are aware of any changes.
If you have any questions about this statement or any privacy concerns, or would like to exercise your rights, or obtain further information about the safeguards we have in place so that your personal data is adequately protected please contact us at: Click to Email Us.
This statement was updated on: September 17, 2018