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Cookies Policy

CAPREIT Cookies Policy

 

Effective as of February 25, 2021

 

1. Who are we?

 

We are Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAPREIT) headquartered at 11 Church St., Suite 401, Toronto, ON , Canada M5E 1W1 (“we” “our” or “us”). This Policy explains how we use cookies on our website https://capreit.ca/. Please do not use our website or 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 device. Cookies enable our systems to recognise your device. Such recognition helps the efficient operation of our site.

 

3. Do 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.

 

You can change your web browser settings so your computer warns you each time a cookie is sent, or to turn off all cookies. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser “help menu” to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn off all cookies, you won’t have access to many features that may make your browsing of our website smoother, and some of our services may not function properly.

 

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, your current location, historical search preferences and/or user ‘favourited’ lists. This information may be used to help us to improve, administer and diagnose problems with our website and server, and provide a relevant, easy to use customer experience.

 

Cookie data may also be used by our website content management system. 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 either directly to us, or to another party authorised by us to collect information on our behalf. 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. 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 consent to 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://policies.google.com/privacy.

 

We may also use these technical methods in HTML e-mails that we send in reply to visitor queries 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.

 

6. Third Party Cookies

 

Some cookies that have been set on our website may not be related to or controlled by us. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Twitter or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party which originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

 

7. How to refuse the use of Cookies

 

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:

 

Lifewire.com – How to Delete Cookies in Every Major Browser

 

AllaboutCookies.org

 

Cookiepedia.co.uk – How to Manage Cookies

 

More information about our company’s Privacy Policies can be found here: www.capreit.ca/privacy-policy/