What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data in the form of a text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device having visited a website. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time.

More detailed information on cookies can be found here

How Cookies are used on this website

There are two main categories of cookie…

  1. 1. Session Cookies: are temporary cookies that are not stored on your

computer or mobile device. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or after 20 minutes of inactivity.

  1. 2. Persistent cookies: are cookies placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site.

This website may use Google Analytics to assist in managing our website to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format and as a tool to give our members/visitors best service.

Below is a list of cookies that we use

Cookie Name


Cookie Descriptor


2 yr

Google maps. Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps


21 yr

Google maps.


Generally expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.





Close of session

Login functionality


24 hours

Used to distinguish users


10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate


2 yr

Identifies unique users


2 yr

Google analytics


10 yr

Google maps.


10 yr

Google maps.


10 yr

Google maps.


10 yr

Google maps.


Website statistics, and track conversion rates.

What Personal Data is collected by using this website?

This website will collect the IP address of visitors. While AD Design cannot identify an individual by an IP address (an identifier number assigned to each computer and other device) that same information may be passed on to the competent Authority so they make take the necessary steps to obtain information from the relevant ISP to identify an individual if they consider initiating criminal prosecutions as a result of a cyber-attack against this site.

Managing/Removing Your Cookies

To control the cookies from/on your computer or mobile device, please see the attached links for the most common web browsers in use. Note: Third Party Cookies may be set when using hyperlinks to another website. Note: The links below take you to external websites.

To provide our website users with the option of excluding their data from being used by Google Analytics, please click the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript here.

View Google Analytics data privacy and security analytics info HERE

You may also wish block web beacons, cookies, and similar technologies through software products such as:

AD Design welcomes feedback in respect of this Cookie Policy. The Policy is reviewed regularly and is part of our overall Privacy Notice suite.