Effective 24 May 2018

1. Who are we?

IRES Fund Management Limited (“IRES Fund”, “we”, “our” or “us”) (Company Registration No. 539306) of South Dock House, Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland D02 XW94, is the investment manager of Irish Residential Properties REIT plc (“IRES REIT”) and provides services to IRES REIT’s subsidiary IRES Residential Properties Limited (“IRES Residential Properties”, we”, “our” or “us”).

This Cookie Statement explains how IRES Fund uses cookies on the website http://www.iresfund.ie/. Please do not use this website (the “Website”) or our 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 internet enabled device by websites in order to add functionality. Cookies enable our systems to recognise your device. Such recognition helps the efficient operation of our Website.

3. Do we use Cookies?

Yes, 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.

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. This information may be used to help us to improve, administer and diagnose problems with our Website and server.

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 directly to us.

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. Our Website also utilizes an imbedded Google Maps application that may collect user data. 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 acknowledge 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 http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

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

Name of the cookie Type of cookie Purpose of the cookie Storage period
PHPSESSID Functional cookie This cookie makes it easier for our website to work, makes it more pleasant for visitors, and ensures that you have a more personalized browsing experience. For example, these cookies can remember your language preferences. Session
_ga Analytical cookie Used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid Analytical cookie Used to distinguish users. 24 hours
_gat Analytical cookie Used to throttle request rate. 1 minute


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 the cookies.

7. How to refuse the use of Cookies

You may always refuse or limit the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your web browser. For further information about how to turn off cookie acceptance please refer to the “Help” function in your browser. However, if you do turn off all cookies, you may not have access to many features that would make your browsing of our Website smoother, and some of our services may not function properly.

You may learn more about cookies and how to opt out of them by visiting the following third party websites:


Privacy Officer, IRES Fund Management Limited, South Dock House, Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland D02 XW94. privacy@iresfund.ie

For more information about IRES Fund’s processing of personal information please read our Privacy Statement.

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