Last updated: 23rd May 2018
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. Cookies also allow us to count unique visitors, and see how they use the website, e.g. to help us improve how easily users can find what they are looking for.
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or to give you personalised experiences.
Cookies may also store your IP address or other information about your device.
Types of Cookies That We Use
When you visit our site, we may send one or more cookies to your computer, which uniquely identifies you. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you browse our site. We use the following cookie types:
- A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser.
- A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site until you choose to delete them, and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions.
- A third-party cookie is placed by someone other than Re-Leased, and may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time set in each third-party cookie.
You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of our service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. For more information about cookies, you may visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can usually disable third-party cookies by going to that third party’s website and opting out. Note that if you opt out of third party advertising cookies, you will still see advertising when using the website, however that advertising will not be tailored to you.
Cookies can be described further as:
- Strictly Essential. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site.
- Functionality. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Analytics and performance. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Google Analytics - Our website and software also uses Google Analytics to help understand how our Service is used. For some of the advertising features listed below, like retargeting, data from Google Analytics may be combined with our first-party data and third-party cookies (like Google’s advertising cookies). See here for how Google uses data when you use our Service and how you may opt out (www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/).
- Social Networks. These are used to enable you to interact with third-party social-networks when logged into our site (subject to any preferences you set with those third-parties). Social networks may also work with us or with you for analytics or for marketing purposes, as discussed below. You may be able to manage your privacy preferences for these social networks and their tools and widgets via your account with the social network.
- Targeting and Advertising. Although we do not serve third-party advertising on our Site, we do work with third-parties to target advertising for our Site on the third-party websites. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. These third-party service providers may use various cookies and similar technology to permit us and them to show you ads on third-party websites. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these. These may include things such as:
- Frequency capping, which limits the number of times a user’s browser or mobile device displays the same ad;
- Attribution tracking, which estimates what advertising or marketing source brought someone to our Site, or determines what marketing source led to actions like a visit or a purchase;
- Remarketing, which shows relevant ads to an audience based on prior shopping and browsing patterns on our Site;
- Audience targeting, which refers to targeting advertisements to a large audience based on the audience’s known or inferred demographics.
View the full list of our cookies with explanations.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page in the Re-Leased software. When you use the Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Web Beacons/Clear GIFs Information: When you use the Site, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and enhance the experience for our users.
How can you control cookies?
You can accept or reject cookies by amending your web browser controls. Because they’re important, our websites and services might not work like they’re supposed to if you decide to reject our cookies.
Most advertising networks also offer you the option to opt out of targeted advertising. For more info, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
You can manage your cookie settings by following your browser's instructions. Here are some links that might be of assistance:
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.
How to control email cookies
If you don't want to accept cookies from our emails, just close the email before clicking on any links or downloading any images. You can also alter your browser settings to restrict or reject cookies. These settings will apply to all cookies on websites and emails.