When you visit an AREIP website(s), AREIP uses “cookie” technology try to make that experience simple, personalised and meaningful. Cookies are small pieces of information which are issued to your computer or any similar device you use to access the internet e.g., smart phone, tablet or other mobile device when you visit a website and which store and sometimes track information about you are use of the website. Several cookies AREIP use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the website and will last for longer.
- Create a specific log-in session for a visitor to an AREIP website in order that page requests by that visitor are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner;
- Recognise when a visitor to an AREIP website has visited before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to the website and allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;
- Customise elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the website;
- Improve the website and learn which parts are most popular to visitors. To do this, we gather statistical information about how our visitors use the website including device-specific data such as the IP address of the device (collected and stored in an anonymised format); the device screen size; the device type and browser information; country of location; and the preferred language used to display the website. Our servers also automatically record information including the referring domain; the pages visited; and the date and time when website pages were accessed.