Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site will not work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links. We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. If you're not happy with this, we won't set these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term "cookies" in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to "remember me" when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won't collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user's general location.
What sort of cookies does the Curtiss-Wright Valve Division site use? Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:
1. Strictly necessary cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our websites and these cookies are strictly necessary for our sites to function and provide you with the services and information that you have requested. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access content that a subscription entitles them to.
2. Functionality cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. They allow our sites to remember information that you provide and to store technical information useful for your interactions with our sites. For example, functional cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences, such as which regional edition of the website you want to see when you log in. Functionality cookies also help us provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you comment on our products or services that we provide. Functional cookies may be set by us or by our third-party providers whose services we have added to our sites.
3. Performance cookies
We use performance cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by quickly identifying issues and making relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience. For example, we will count visits and traffic sources to help us understand which pages are the most and least popular. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.
4. Advertising cookies
These cookies collect data about your online activity and identify your interests so we can create a profile for you and to provide advertising that is more relevant to your needs. For example, they also perform functions like preventing the same adverts from continuously reappearing, ensuring that adverts are properly displayed, and selecting adverts that are based on your interests.
We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.
Who uses the information?
The information stored in our sites’ cookies is used exclusively by us, or by third parties acting on our behalf.
We also allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the categories described above. These third-party cookies are used and managed by external parties to provide services requested by us to improve our services and your experience when navigating our sites. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.
Flash cookies and local shared objects:
A flash cookie, also known as a local shared object (LSO), is a text file that is sent by a web server to a client when the browser requests content supported by Adobe Flash, a popular browser plugin. Flash cookies differ from a regular browser cookie in how much data it can store and how the cookie can be cleared.
We may use flash cookies to store your website preferences, personalise your visit, prevent fraud and for other site operations.
Cross-device and cross-site tracking:
We, our service providers and other third parties may use information we collect about you (whether directly from our sites or from a third party) for the purposes of recognising you online by identifying the devices that you use. We use this information to serve you across multiple different devices (“cross-device matching”) and sites (“cross-site tracking”). Cross-device matching and cross-site tracking allows us to better understand our customer’s activity, improve our ability to target and measure marketing campaigns. It also helps us match devices so we can facilitate your consent preferences across all the devices we know are connected to you.
Disabling cookies and other choices:
You can make choices about receiving cookies and similar technologies. Your browser settings should allow you to delete and/or disable website cookies but if you choose to delete or disable cookies, you may find that some or all the services will not function properly.
Some cookies are necessary to record and respect the choices you have made regarding not being contacted or to not have other types of cookies added to your device. If you delete cookies from your device, the cookie used to recognise your preferences will also be deleted requiring you to make your choices again.
Opting out of Interest-Based Advertising will opt you out from receiving interest-based content but you will still receive general non-customised Curtiss-Wright advertisements. If you do not want third parties (such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn) to use your information for personalised marketing, you can adjust your settings by using the tools provided by the third-party.
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to sites with which you communicate. Due to differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We may not act in response to these signals. Certain tracking technologies can be disabled by disabling cookies.
How to enable and disable cookies using your browser:
You can block cookies in any web browser, by activating the setting which allows you to refuse some and/or all cookies. There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement and precisely how cookies are blocked will depend upon the browser that you use. We have included some information on how to do this for some of the more frequently used web browser software that is available in the information below:
Click the Chrome menu icon on the browser toolbar
Click Show advanced settings
In the 'Privacy' section, click the Content settings button
To enable cookies in the "Cookies" section, pick 'Allow local data to be set', this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick 'Block all third-party cookies without exception'
To disable cookies, in the "Cookies" section, pick 'Block sites from setting any data'
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0+
Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options'
In the options window navigate to the 'Privacy' tab
To enable cookies: Set the slider to 'Medium' or below
To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and select 'Options'
Select the Privacy panel
To enable cookies: Check 'Accept cookies for sites'
To disable cookies: Uncheck 'Accept cookies for sites'
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla:
Click on 'Setting' at the browser menu and select 'Settings'
Select 'Quick Preferences'
To enable cookies: check "Enable Cookies"
To disable cookies: uncheck "Enable Cookies"
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software:
Safari on OSX
Click on 'Safari' at the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option
Click on 'Security'
To enable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Only from site you navigate to'
To disable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Never'
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple:
All other browsers please look for a "help" function in the browser or contact the browser provider.
If you do not want Flash LSOs stored on your device, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash LSOs storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash LSOs by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash LSOs).
Further information on cookies and similar technologies is readily available. You can see a very useful guide here: www.aboutcookies.org and more information regarding online behavioural advertising is available here: Your Online Choices and for more comprehensive information on cookies and similar technologies, visit the UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) guide here: Cookies and Similar Technologies|PECR.
How to contact us:
If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact the Curtiss-Wright Data Protection Officer:
Data Protection Officer
15 Enterprise Way, Aviation Park West, Bournemouth Airport, Christchurch, BH23 6HH, UK.
+44 (0) 1202 034000