This Cookie Policy applies to any websites, branded pages on third party platforms (such as Facebook or YouTube), and applications accessed or used through such websites or third party platforms which are operated by or on behalf of the NACDS.

By using the NACDS Sites, you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy. If you do not agree to our use of cookies in this way, you should set your browser settings accordingly or not use the NACDS Sites. If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your user experience while on the NACDS Sites.

The table below summarizes the different types of cookie we use on NACDS Sites, together with their respective purpose and duration (i.e. how long each cookie will remain on your device).

What are Cookies?

Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a NACDS Site. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.

What do we use Cookies for?

We use cookies to make the NACDS Sites easier to use and to better tailor the NACDS Sites and our products to your interests and needs. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experience on our Sites. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use our Sites and to help us improve their structure and content. We cannot identify you personally from this information.

What types of Cookies do we use?

Two types of cookies may be used on the NACDS Sites – “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the NACDS Site. A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it(how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie and your browser settings).

Some of the pages you visit may also collect information using pixel tags (also called clear gifs) that may be shared with third parties, which directly support our promotional activities and website development.

Do we use third party cookies?

We use a number of suppliers that may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit the NACDS Sites to allow them to deliver the services they are providing. To get more information about these cookies, as well as opt-out of receiving such cookies, contact us at

When you visit the NACDS Sites you may receive cookies from third party websites or domains. We endeavor to identify these cookies before they are used so that you can decide whether you wish to accept them. More information about these cookies may be available on the relevant third party’s website. For the entire list of third-part vendors, please see NACDS Security policy.


To opt out of the use of cookies, you can do so at this website:  Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page

How can I control or delete cookies?

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of 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 NACDS Sites, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of a NACDS Site or you may not receive personalized information when you visit a NACDS Site.

If you use different devices to view and access the NACDS 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. Click here for more information.