HDS Cookies Policy

HDS takes users’ privacy very seriously and for that purpose we have elaborated the following notice with the intention to provide you with all the keys to manage the cookies we collect while you visit our webiste.


What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website.  Cookies allow a website to recognise users, to understand the users’ navigation on different websites.  In practice, the website you visit sends information to the browswe which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server.


How cookies make our website easier and safer to use

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, for example, to improve the functionality and performance of our website(s) and protect your privacy when browsing through them


HDS Cookies:

HDS intends to ensure that you enjoy your experience on our website. For this reason, when visiting HDS website, cookies are installed on your computer.  When using HDS website(s), data logs of your activity may be collected with the purpose of understandig aggregate usage of features and pages.  Below you will find a section explaining the cookies we use and the reason to use them:


Essential cookies:

These cookies are vital for us to provide key features of our website and are required for secured authentication.


Functionality and performance cookies:

These cookies are required for our analytics solution to work for us.  They give you extra functionality, such as being able to ask us to remember your preferences. They also let us monitor our website so we can make periodic improvements.


How can you manage your cookies:

If you don´t agree with the use of our cookies, you can set up your browser to limit or exclude their use. Your browser may provide you with information and control over the cookies. Moreover, you can configure your browser to inform you when a cookie is being used, giving you the opportunity to accept or reject the cookie.  Your browser’s “help” function will tell you how to do this.  If you configure your browser to opt-out from storing cookies, this might impact your ability to use our webpage.  Lastly, you also have the option to stop using HDS webpage(s).


How long does HDS keep cookies?

Cookies remain on your computer for no longer than 24 months, but you can decide deleting all the cookies by accessing your browser settings at any time.


Cookies policy application:

Just for your information, please bear in mind that these description and settings are only applicable to those webpage(s) managed and owned by HDS. If we include a link to an external webpage and you click on it, you will leave our website and as a result the settings and policy applying will be that of the external website. In that case, you will need to consider the settings and the applicable policy of the new website you are visiting.


More about your privacy:

To find out more about how HDS protects your privacy when using our website(s), please access our “Terms of Use”.