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AMH Cookie Policy

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Last Updated: 29 May 2020

Ashton Moss Holdings & Co. and all other related affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively “AMH”, “we” or “us”) use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies ("Cookies") to store information, enhance your web browsing experience and improve the functionality of our websites. The information set out in this Cookie Policy is provided in addition to and should be read alongside our Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.AMH.com/en-us/our-firm/policies-and-disclosures/privacy-policy.

Websites covered by this Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains how Cookies are used on AMH.com and other websites operated by us from which you are accessing this Cookie Policy (collectively referred to as the "Sites").

The policy may be amended from time to time. When it is amended, we will let you know by posting the revised policy on this page with a new “Last Updated” date.  If you do not wish to accept Cookies from our Sites please either disable Cookies in your web browser (please visit our Managing Cookies page) or refrain from using the Sites. 

This Cookie Policy does not apply to those websites that have their own cookie policy or to websites of other companies or entities that are linked to this website. To learn about the privacy and cookie policies of a linked site, please refer to the privacy or cookie policy for that site.

What this Cookie Policy covers

This Cookie Policy covers:

  • What are Cookies and similar technologies;
  • Who sets Cookies;
  • How long do Cookies last;
  • Cookies used on our Sites;
  • Refusing or managing Cookies on our Sites;
  • Cookies and emails; and
  • How to contact us.

What are Cookies and similar technologies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating site on each subsequent visit, or to another site that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a site to recognize a user’s device.

Cookies do a lot of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and they generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that on websites featuring advertisements, the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.  Please note that the Sites do not contain advertisements or use advertising Cookies.

Some of the Cookies we use are for web analytics and intelligence about our Sites. They help us learn which areas of our Sites are useful and which areas need improvement. For this purpose, we may also use web beacons or other similar technologies in marketing email messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on. Unlike Cookies, web beacons do not place information on your device, but may work in conjunction with Cookies to record site activity.

You can choose whether to accept the use of Cookies and similar technologies in general by changing the settings on your browser.  For more information on how to do this, please visit our Managing Cookies page.  However, if you disable Cookies and similar technologies, your experience on the Sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

You can find more information about Cookies and similar technologies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Who sets Cookies?

Cookies may be set by our Sites or by another site prior to or during your visit to our Sites. These are known as ‘first party’ and ‘third party’ Cookies.

First party Cookies belong to the website domain that appears in the browser address bar.

Third-party Cookies belong to website domains different from the one shown in the address bar. Certain of our service providers who provide the technology platforms which support elements of the Services (for example, video clips) may also set Cookies on your device during a visit to one of our Sites.   

How long do Cookies last?

Cookies can be placed either for an individual "session" or on a "persistent" basis.

"Session Cookies” are temporary and will expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave a website. Session Cookies allow a website to recognize you and carry information as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use the website efficiently.

"Persistent Cookies" remain in the file of your browser even after you leave a website and after the browser is closed. These Cookies remain valid until their set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). These Cookies allow a website to collect and analyze (on an anonymous basis) traffic and use of the website, monitor the system and improve operating performance. For example, they enable a website to recognize you on your return, remember your preferences and provide tailored services to you.

Cookies used on our Sites

Below we list the different types of Cookies and similar technologies used on our Sites. To the extent any personal information, such as IP address, is collected through Cookies, our Privacy Policy applies and complements this Cookie Policy.  The Cookies used on our Sites have been categorized on the basis of the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide issued in April 2012.

(1) Strictly necessary Cookies - These Cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Without these Cookies the Services cannot be provided.

We categorize the following Cookie as strictly necessary: 

  • Registered Visitor Cookie for INFUSE, our client portal - If a visitor to our Site logs into INFUSE, our secure client portal, the Site will place the AMHID cookie on the user’s computer to uniquely identify the user throughout the user’s interaction with INFUSE.  This cookie expires twenty-four (24) hours after it is issued, or when the user logs out from the portal or closes their browser.  The INFUSE portal will not operate without this cookie.

(2) Performance Cookies - These Cookies collect information about how visitors use a site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These Cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these Cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a site works.

We categorize the following as performance Cookies:

  • Referrer URL (internal page) - Used to store the URL of the previous page visited. Allows us to track how visitors navigate through our Sites.
  • Referrer URL - Used to store the URL which refers a visitor to our Sites so we may understand what URLs are referring visitors.
  • URL History - Used to store the page visited by a user before that user submits a form. Also, used to display recently viewed articles to each visitor.
  • Unregistered Visitor Cookie - A unique identifier given to each visitor to allow analysis on how unregistered visitors use our site.
  • Session Management Cookies - These Cookies allow us to follow the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close their browser window. Our session management Cookies are created temporarily. Once you close your browser, our session management Cookies are deleted.

(3) Functionality Cookies - These Cookies allow a site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a site may be able to provide you with local information by storing in a Cookie the region in which you are currently located. These Cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. Subject to applicable legal restrictions, we may use information collected from our Cookies to identify user behavior and to serve content and information on products and services based on your profile. We may pass or share this information within AMH for marketing or analysis purposes. However, we will not be able to associate this information with your name, unless you have previously provided your contact information to us and are opening or clicking on a link in an email which you have received from us. 

These Cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. They don’t gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet outside our site.

We categorize the following as functionality Cookies:

  • Recently viewed pages - Stores pages visited by the user on our Sites and displays them in right hand navigation for easy reference.
  • Search history - Stores searches on our Sites conducted by the user and displays them for the user in the right-hand navigation for easy reference.

Refusing or Managing Cookies on our Sites

If you want to remove existing Cookies from your device, you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future Cookies being placed on your device or would like to prohibit website tracking, you can change your browser settings to do this.  For instructions on how to manage your Cookie preferences across various browsers, visit our Managing Cookies page or visit the following third party site: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies. Instructions must be followed on each browser separately.

Deleting and blocking Cookies will have an impact on your user experience as parts of the Sites may no longer work. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block Cookies, our system will issue Cookies as soon you visit our Sites, even if you have previously deleted our Cookies.

Cookies and emails

We also use Cookies and similar technologies, such as tracking pixels, in the emails that we send. We will gather information such as your IP address and geographical location, as well as whether you open the email, and which links you click on within the email. We gather this information to assess the performance of our email campaigns, understand which content is resonating, and track responses to our event communications.

How to contact us

If you have questions or comments about this policy please contact GlobalPrivacy@ashtonmossholdings.com.