Definition of a Cookie
3 Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to the Users’ computer or mobile device when they visit a website or mobile application. They are used to recognize the Users’ computer as they move between pages on a website, or when they return to a website or mobile application they have visited previously. Cookies are widely used to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.
5 There are two broad categories of cookies:
- First party cookies, served directly by Partners Group to the Users’ computer or mobile device. They are used only by Partners Group to recognize the Users’ computer or mobile device when it revisits the Website.
- Third party cookies, which are served by a third-party service provider on Partners Group’s Website and can be used by the service provider to recognize the Users’ computer or mobile device when it visits other websites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.
6 Cookies can remain on the Users’ computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Partners Group uses both 'session cookies' and ‘permanent cookies’. Session cookies exist only while the Users’ browser is open and are deleted automatically once they close their browser. Permanent cookies survive after the Users’ browser is closed and can be used to recognize their computer or mobile device when they open their browser and browse the internet again.
Cookies used by Partners Group
The Website serves only the following types of cookies to the Users’ computer or mobile device:
Type of Cookie
Cookies necessary for essential purposes
These cookies are essential to provide the Users with services available through this Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services they have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.
These cookies serve a variety of purposes related to the presentation, performance and functionality of this Website. Their overall purpose, however, is to enhance visitors’ experience and enjoyment of this Website.
For example, some of these cookies enable visitors to specify language, product or other website preferences.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use Partners Group’s Website.
The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor and is aggregated. It includes the number of visitors to our Website, the websites that referred them to Partners Group’s Website and the pages that they visited on the Website.
This information is used to help run Partners Group’s Website more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on the Website.
When the Users visit Partners Group’s Website or click on advertisements or promotional areas on the Website these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to the Users and their interests. They are also used to limit the number of times they see an advertisement as well as help to evaluate the effectiveness of advertising and promotion.
They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that the Users have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers.
These cookies enable users to share pages and content through third party social media and other websites. The companies that serve these cookies may also use the Users’ information to serve targeted advertising on other websites.
How to Control or Delete Cookies
7 You can set your cookie preferences changing your browser settings so that cookies from this Website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. To do this, you need to follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility).
8 Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on their computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. Partners Group is not responsible for effectiveness of or compliance with any third parties opt-out options.
Cookies Policy Version 2.0/1 April 2020