COOKIE POLICY

COOKIE POLICY

Updated 19 July 2018

This Cookie Policy explains how Atlas Residential Solutions Management UK Limited (‘Company,’ ‘we,’ ‘us,’ and ‘our’) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website at www.theforumbirmingham.co.uk (‘websites’). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.
In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information. In such cases our Privacy Policy (www.theforumbirmingham.co.uk) will apply in addition to this Cookie Policy.

WHAT ARE 'COOKIES'?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. 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. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Atlas Residential Solutions Management UK Limited) are called ‘first party cookies.’ Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called ‘third party cookies.’ Third party cookies enable third party features of functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

WHY DO WE USE 'COOKIES'?
We use first and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as ‘essential’ or ‘strictly necessary’ cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):

Essential Website Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

  • Who serves these cookies:
    • Cookie provider: {Insert name of Cookie Provider}
    • Website URL: {insert name of Cookie provider website}
  • How to refuse: To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading ‘How can I control cookies?’ Alternatively, please visit the relevant opt-out link below:
    • Cookie provider: {Insert name of Cookie Provider}
    • Opt-out Link: {insert name of Cookie provider website/optout}

Analytics and Customization Cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Websites for you.

  • Who serves these cookies:
    • Cookie provider: {Insert name of Cookie Provider}
    • Website URL: {insert name of Cookie provider website}
  • How to refuse: To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading ‘How can I control cookies?’ Alternatively, please visit the relevant opt-out link below:
    • Cookie provider: {Insert name of Cookie Provider}
    • Opt-out Link: {insert name of Cookie provider/optout}

Social Networking Cookies
These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

  • Who serves these cookies:
    • Cookie provider: {Insert name of Cookie Provider}
    • Website URL: {insert name of Cookie provider website}
  • How to refuse: To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading ‘How can I control cookies?’ Alternatively, please visit the relevant opt-out link below:
    • Cookie provider: {Insert name of Cookie Provider}
    • Opt-out Link: {insert name of Cookie provider/optout}

WHAT ABOUT OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES, LIKE WEB BEACONS?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called ‘tracking pixels’ or ‘clear gifs.’). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliand on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

DO YOU USE FLASH COOKIES OR LOCAL SHARED OBJECTS?
Our Websites may also use the so-called ‘Flash Cookies’ (also known as Local Shared Objects or ‘LSOs’) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.

If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to ‘information’ on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).

Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.

HOW CAN I CONTROL COOKIES?
You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website through your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. AS the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.

USEFUL LINKS
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies
For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:
The Information Commissioner's Office

HOW OFTEN WILL YOU UPDATE THIS COOKIE POLICY?
We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.
The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION?
If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at theforum@atlasresidentialuk.com or by post to:

Atlas Residential
3 Manchester Square
London W1U 3PB
United Kingdom