What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer) on your computer or device. You can think of cookies as providing a memory for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.

How Designer Exchange uses Cookies?

Designer Exchange uses cookies to understand your use of the Designer Exchange Services; improve your user experience and enable personalised features and content; optimise the advertisements and marketing; and to enable third-party advertising companies to assist Designer Exchange in serving ads specific to your interests.

Are cookies harmful to my computer?

No they are not dangerous for your computer and they do not in any way infringe your privacy rights. Cookies are, in fact, nothing more than very small text files that are placed on your computer/browser when you visit the Designer Exchange website.

Third-party Cookies

When visiting the Designer Exchange website, you may receive cookies both from the site being visited and from websites managed by other organizations ("third parties"). A notable example is the presence of "social plugins" for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. Such sections of the page visited are directly generated by these websites and integrated into the page of the host website. The management of the information collected by "third parties" is governed by their relevant policies The privacy policies governed by "third parties" may be different from the one adopted by Designer Exchange, therefore Designer Exchange does not respond to third-party sites. - Used for digital marketing and targeted advertising - Used for web analytics by measuring user interaction on the Designer Exchange websites - Used for web performance and security - Used for login - Used for retargeting advertisements and mailing list - Used for bank account validation - Used for postal address validation

What are your choices regarding Cookies?

When you first log in Designer Exchange offers you the option to personalise your cookie set up so you can decide which types of cookies you want Designer Exchange to use. It is worth noting that the Designer Exchange website - along with most others - wouldn’t work very well without certain cookies. They allow Designer Exchange to prevent crashes, display information, fix bugs and ensure the security of the Designer Exchange sites (and your account). These types of cookies are often called “Required” cookies. Because they are needed for the Designer Exchange sites to work, Designer Exchange doesn't provide you with an ability to opt-out of these cookies. But you can remove them by using your browser settings. Keep in mind that certain features of the Designer Exchange sites may not be available to you. For more information on how to manage cookies in your browser, please visit

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