WDS Cookie Policy

What is a “Cookie”?
A computer "cookie" is a small file that resides on your computer’s hard drive and is stored there when you visit a website. A Cookie can also help identify the device you are using for example a PC or Mobile Phone
Cookies are used by most major websites to give you the user the best possible experience and use out of a website

What are Cookies used for on the WDS website?
WDS use cookies and data stored on these to:

  • Protect your security
  • Personalise your visit to the site
  • Keep track of products in your "shopping trolley"
  • Give you access to Free 3D and 2D model downloads
  • Allow you to purchase products on the website
  • Improve our service to you
  • Gather Google analytics information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers and response to marketing

How do WDS use cookies and what are the names of those cookies?

Cookie name

Expiration Time

Cookie purpose


Normally deleted at the end of each visit that you make to our site

This cookie enables the browser to remember whether the user has accepted the cookie notice.


1 hour

This cookie allows our web servers to respond to your actions on the website such as 'Login' and 'Register'. The website wouldn't work as intended without this. If removed you will not be able to add products to your basket, purchase items or download 2D and 3D models.

_ga, _gid & _gat

2 years, 24 hours & 1 minute*

These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics Software. Google Analytics helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers and response to marketing. That information helps us to improve the website and your experience, and to make our marketing campaigns relevant. The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by WDS and Google and never shows any confidential information.

*Information provided via Google developers

How do cookies affect me and the WDS website?
You can freely visit the WDS website without using a cookie however one is required to use the following services:

Actions available on the website with either with or without cookies

  • Browse and view products on the WDS website
  • View technical data, details drawings and products photos
  • View prices online

With cookies you CAN:

  • Customise your visits with a personalised welcome
  • Add extra delivery and invoice addresses to your online account
  • Add products to your basket
  • Place orders online, either by credit card or on your off-line credit account (subject to status)
  • Review past orders and simply repeat them when necessary
  • View 3D and 2D models
  • Download 3D and 2D models in any current format free of charge
  • Allow the website to call upon previously used payment methods via a secure token connection^

^WDS DO NOT store credit card information. Previous payment methods are managed by a third party - Barclays SmartPay API

Without cookies you MAY NOT:

  • Place orders into your online basket
  • Use or add extra delivery and invoice addresses to your online account
  • Place orders online
  • View past orders
  • Repeat previous orders
  • View 3D or 2D models
  • Download 3D or 2D models
  • Customise your visits with a personalised preferences

Disabling cookies
If your browser permits it, you may set your computer to reject our cookies although this may affect the quality of your visit to our site, for example, it may take longer for your computer to display any page of our site and all of the fore mentioned functionality will not work. Therefore we recommend you do not disable cookies.

The following methods are recommended by each respective developer / provider how to disable / enable cookies should you wish to:

How to manage cookies in Firefox*

How to manage cookies in Chrome*

How to manage cookies in Safari*

How to manage cookies in Microsoft Edge*

*WDS holds no liability or responsibility for any information which is held or recommended on external websites and /or any loss which is incurred upon following said directions

What happens if I just delete or block the Cookies?
You may delete all of your cookies using the developer’s instructions, however you will be required to register / log-in upon every time you visit the site to have full benefit of the facilities. If you block the ‘SessionSettings’ cookie you will not be able use the full functionality of the WDS website.

How does the cookie affect 3D & 2D Models?
It is essential to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to download or view 2D/3D Models on the WDS website. You must first register for free to access 3D/2D Model on the website to allow you access to both facilities.

For more details on the information WDS may store please refer to our Privacy Policy here