THE FORTRESS GROUP (“TFG”)

COOKIE POLICY
Statement on the use of cookies, the analysis of usage data and the use of analysis tools

We use cookies and similar software tools such as HTML5 Storage or Local Shared Objects (together “cookies”) to identify your interests and particularly popular areas of our website and use this information to improve its design. For the same purposes we use the analysis tool Google Analytics; cookies may also be used here.

1. Functions and use of cookies

a) Cookies are small files that are placed on your desktop, notebook or mobile device by a website you visit. From this we can, for example, recognise whether there has already been a connection between your device and our website, or other settings you prefer. Cookies may also contain personal data.

b) By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies. You can also visit our website without consenting to the use of cookies. This means that you can refuse such use and delete cookies at any time by making the appropriate settings on your device. This is done as follows:

i. Most browsers are pre-set to automatically accept cookies. You can change this setting by activating the setting *do not accept cookies* in your browser.

ii. You can delete existing cookies at any time. You can find out how this works in detail in the instructions of your browser or device manufacturer.

iii. Like the use of cookies, their rejection or deletion is also linked to the device used and also to the browser used in each case. You must therefore reject or delete the cookies separately for each of your devices and, if you use several browsers, also for each browser.

c) If you decide against the use of cookies, it is possible that not all functions of our website are available to you or that individual functions are only available to you to a limited extent. d) We categorise cookies as follows:

i. Essential
These cookies are absolutely necessary for the functions of the web pages.

ii. Functional
These cookies facilitate the operation and improve the functions of the web pages.

iii. Performance
These cookies collect information about how you use our website.

iv. Third-party cookies
These cookies are set by third parties, e.g. social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

2. Analysis of usage data; use of analysis tools

a) We would like to tailor the content of our website as precisely as possible to your interests. In order to identify usage preferences and particularly popular areas of the website, we use Google Analytics.

b) When using analysis tools, data may be transferred to servers located in the USA and processed there. Please note the following: In the USA, the European Union considers that there is no “adequate level of protection” for the processing of personal data in accordance with EU standards. However, this level of protection can be replaced for individual companies by certification according to the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield”.

c) If you do not want us to collect and analyse information about your visit to our website using the analysis tool mentioned above, you can object to this at any time with effect for the future (“opt-out”). We implement your objection by setting an opt-out cookie in your browser.

This cookie is only used to associate your objection. Please note that for technical reasons, an opt-out cookie only works in the browser in which it was set. If you delete the cookies or use a different browser or device, please opt-out again.

d) Below you will find information on the providers of the analysis tool we use and the respective opt-out options:

i. Google Inc. (“Google”):

Google is certified according to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

You can prevent the transfer of your data and its collection and processing by Google. Google informs about this via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about the processing of your personal information or wish to contact us to amend/update your marketing preferences with us, please contact our Data Protection Officer at:

Fortress Management Services Limited
4th Floor, Exchange House
54-62 Athol Street
Douglas, Isle of Man
IM1 1JD

Email: Dataprotection@thefortressgroup.co.uk

Telephone: +44 1624 683000