What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while they use a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity.

Cookies cannot be programmed or carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer.

How does Cadassist use cookies?

The Cadassist website uses cookies to make the browsing experience more efficient, enjoyable and to collect anonymous profile information about users. This information helps Cadassist understand what pages on the website are popular and which pages may need improving.

This information is only used by the internal team and will not be passed to any third party organisation.

How to control and delete cookies

If you want to restrict or block cookies on the Cadassist website, or other websites you visit, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you can visit which contains comprehensive information on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

When did the law change and who enforces it?

The original EU legislation, now known as the “E-Privacy Directive“ was published in 2003 and implemented as European Directive - 2002/58/EC. In 2009 the Directive was amended by Directive 2009/136/EC that included a requirement to seek consent for cookies and similar technologies.

The EU Directive entered UK law on 26th May 2011 and is regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who decided to enforce this legislation from 26th May 2012. More information about the ICO can be found at