Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile phone when you visit websites or use applications. The web sites and applications you use may store or retrieve information on your browser or mobile device, mostly in the form of a cookie. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site or applications work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a better and more personalised web experience.
Cookies can be 'Session Cookies' or 'Persistent Cookies'. Session Cookies allow a website to link a series of your actions during one browser session. Session Cookies expire after a browser session and are therefore not stored on your computer or device afterwards. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device between browser sessions and can be used when you make subsequent visits to the website, for example to remember your website preferences, such as language or font size. Cookies can be first-party cookies (set by the website which is being visited) or third-party cookies (set by a website other than the one being visited).
ACRE Ltd respects your right to privacy and gives you control over how cookies are set on your browser. Subject to applicable law, you may be presented with a Cookie Banner with links to a Cookie Preference Centre. We encourage you to interact with different categories of cookies and adjust your preferences, if permitted. Visitors without access to this functionality can use their browser settings to control how cookies are set on their devices.
How to control cookies?
You can control and manage cookies in various ways via your browser or, for visitors from selected countries, by adjusting your preferences via a Cookie Preference Centre. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking cookies can impact on your user experience and parts of the site may no longer be fully accessible. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
→ Browser controls
Most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from selected sites or all sites. Be aware that any preference set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set.
→ Where to find information about specific browsers
Find out how to manage cookies on popular web browsers
→ Third-party advertising opt-out
There are currently a number of industry managed self-regulatory programs for online behavioral advertising. To learn more about how to opt out of targeting and advertising cookies via these programs, you should visit the Your Online Choices page, the Network Advertising Initiative page, and the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Choice Page. These opt-out tools are provided by third parties, not ACRE Ltd. ACRE Ltd does not control or operate these programs or the choices that advertisers and others provide through these tools.
What cookies does ACRE Ltd use and why?
→ Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies enable you to fully experience our services and are not subject to your prior consent. These cookies make the features and functionalities found on these services available to you. ACRE Ltd uses this type of first party cookie to handle user registration and login, and if they receive error messages from web pages.
→ Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. The information collected by these cookies is used to create aggregated, anonymous analytics reports. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.
→ Functional Cookies
We use functional cookies to enable you to move around the site and use its features such as accessing secure areas (e.g., content for registered users). These cookies also allow us to remember your user preferences and to generally tailor the site to you (e.g., to remember your language or region or whether you have already completed a survey). The information gained through the use of functional cookies is anonymous and is not used for any other purpose.
→ Targeted Advertising cookies
Advertising cookies are used to customise the advertising across our site, making the experience relevant to the visitor. We may use these third-party cookies to show you advertising both on and off the ACRE Ltd sites. We may also use these cookies to learn whether someone who saw an ad on ACRE Ltd website later visited and took an action (e.g. downloaded a white paper or made a purchase) on the advertiser’s website. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie to determine whether we’ve shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads. We may also work with a partner to show you an ad on or off ACRE Ltd, such as after you’ve visited a partner’s website or application.
Our other websites may have relationships with third parties who may also set cookies during your visit to that website for remarketing purposes – in other words, to show you different products and services based on what you appear to be interested in. If you’d like to opt out, you will have to use your browser controls or set your preferences accordingly with any preference centre functionality provided on that website.