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  • IRES REIT Cookie Statement

    Effective 01 January 2020

    1. Who are we?

    We are Irish Residential Properties REIT plc (“IRES REIT”, “we”, “our” or “us”) (Company Registration #: 529737) and our subsidiary IRES Residential Properties Limited (“IRES Residential Properties”) (Company Registration #: 552768), of Unit 4B Lazer Lane, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.  

    This Cookie Statement explains how IRES REIT and IRES Residential Properties use cookies on the website  https://www.iresreit.ie/ and how a processor on our behalf uses cookies on the investor relations microsite https://investorrelations.iresreit.ie/.  Please do not use this website (the “Website”) or our services if you are not comfortable with the ways in which we will obtain information about your general internet usage.

    2. What is a Cookie?

    A cookie is a small file consisting of letters and numbers that is placed on your computer or other internet enabled device by websites in order to add functionality. Cookies enable our systems to recognise your device. Such recognition helps the efficient operation of our Website.

    3. Do we use Cookies?

    Yes, we use cookies. We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file that is typically stored on the hard drive of your computer or on your mobile device.

    4. When do we use Cookies?

    Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive or mobile device. For instance, when you return to our Website after logging in, cookies provide information to our Website so that the Website remembers you. Cookies help us to improve our Website, and to deliver a better, more personalised service. 

    5. What types of Cookies do we use?

    We use temporary “session” cookies which enable a visitor’s web browser to remember which pages on our Website have already been visited. This information may be used to help us to improve, administer and diagnose problems with our Website and server. 

    Our Website may also use other technical methods to track visitor usage, including web beacons. Web beacons” are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of a website. 

    We may also use these technical methods to analyse the traffic patterns on our Website, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our Website. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information directly to us.

    Our Website uses Google Analytics a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to collect anonymous traffic data to our Website to help us analyse how users use it and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The information stored in the cookie is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States and then used to evaluate visitors’ use of our Website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for us. Our Website also utilizes an imbedded Google Maps application that may collect user data. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using our Website, you acknowledge the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. We will not (nor will we enable third parties to) use this analytics tool to track or collect any personally identifiable information about users of our Website. For further information on the privacy of Google Analytics data please visit  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

    We may also use these technical methods in HTML e-mails that we send to visitors and users of our Website to determine whether such visitors have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. We may collect the information from use of these technical methods in a form that is personally identifiable.

    a) Cookies on www.iresreit.ie pages: 

    Cookie name

    Description

    Expires

    Classification

    ASP.NET_SessionId

    This cookie is used to identify the users session on the server. The session being an area on the server which can be used to store session state in between http requests.

    Session

    Strictly necessary cookie

    EkAnalytics

    This cookie is associated with the Ektron web content management system, and is used to collect anonymous visitor information to enable performance measurement and improvement.

    1 year

    Optional

    EktGUID

    This cookie is associated with the Ektron web content management system, and is used to collect anonymous visitor information to enable performance measurement and improvement. It assigns a unique identifier to a user, and usually persists for about one year.

    1 Year

    Optional

    _ga

    This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default, it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

    2 Years

    Optional

    _gat

    This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

    1 Day

    Optional

    _gid

    This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

    1 Day

    Optional

    ecm

    This cookie is associated with the Ektron web content management system. It stores a range of data elements in an Ektron powered website, which is configurable by the site manager. For example, it can contain user identifiers, language/culture codes, or device information like screen size. This data might be used to perform a range of different functions for the site. It is usually a session cookie.

    Session

    Optional

    ecmCookiesAccepted

    This cookie is used by the Ektron application to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the website.

    1 Year

    Optional


    b) Cookies in use on the Investor Relations microsite investorrelations.iresreit.ie/ pages:

    Cookie name

    Description

    Expires

    Classification

    ASP.NET_SessionId

    Used to identify the users session on the server. The session being an area on the server which can be used to store session state in between http requests.

    Session

    Strictly necessary cookie

    AWSALB

    These cookies enable us to allocate server traffic to make the user experience as smooth as possible. A so-called load balancer is used to determine which server currently has the best availability. The information generated cannot identify you as an individual.

    7 Days

    Strictly necessary cookie

    __utma

    This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.

    2 Years

    Optional

    __utmb

    This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30-minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.

    1 Day

    Optional

    __utmc

    Set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.

    Session

    Optional

    __utmt

    This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes

    10 Minutes

    Optional

    __utmz

    Set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

    6 Months

    Optional

    _cookieConsent

    Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.

    1 Day

    Strictly Necessary

    _ga

    This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default, it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

    2 Years

    Optional

    _gat

    This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

    10 Minutes

    Optional

    _gid

    This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

    1 Day

    Optional


    6. Third Party Cookies

    Some cookies may not be controlled by us. For example, when you engage with embedded content or a site page with embedded content from Google Maps, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. Those third-parties control how their cookies function. We can control what we embed, therefore, we limit the embedding of third-party content or tools on our websites to what we assess is expected, beneficial, or required for delivering service to our website visitors and customers.

    7. How to manage the use of Cookies


    On our websites

    On our Irish Residential Properties REIT website www.iresreit.ie pages

    When visited, the website blocks the setting of all optional cookies, and provides a Cookie Acceptance banner (at the bottom of the page) which provides visitors the ability to: 1) accept all cookies or 2) restrict the setting of optional cookies, by leaving the banner in place.

    On the Investor Relations microsite investorrelations.iresreit.ie pages

    When visited, the website blocks the setting of all optional cookies, and provides a pop-up window which provides visitors the ability to: 1) accept all cookies or 2) Customize Cookie Preferences for the setting of cookies on the microsite.

    In your web browser

    You may refuse or limit the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your web browser. For further information about how to manage cookies, and how to clear previously set cookies, please refer to the “Help” function in your browser. Consequences of turning off all cookies: you may not have access to features that would make your browsing of our Website smoother, and some services may not function properly

    For your convenience, these are external resources to help you learn about and control cookies:


    Contact:

    Privacy Officer at IRES REIT, Unit 4B Lazer Lane, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland privacy@iresreit.ie

    For more information about IRES REIT’s processing of personal information please read our Privacy Statement

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