- What is a cookie?
A “cookie” is a small piece of a text file that is stored on your computer’s hard drive. It records how you move around on a website and collects information that can be used to improve your experience on the website and can help in presenting tailored options for you when you revisit the website. The information collected can also be used to analyse website traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
We are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential cookies used on our website. You can block cookies (including essential cookies) at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block essential cookies, you may not be able to access all or part of our website.
Essential cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of a website.
First and Third-party cookies: First-party cookies are cookies set by our website. Third-party cookies are cookies on our website that are set by a website (or provider) other than our website, such as where we have adverts on our website or use Facebook pixels so that we can show you relevant content from us when you are on Facebook.
- Types of cookies we use
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are needed for the website to function properly. They enable core functionality, such as security, remembering items added to a shopping basket, payment, or online transaction, where applicable. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. These cookies cannot be switched off or deleted.
Performance/Statistics cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and monitor traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and to see how visitors move around our website. These cookies could be set by us or by third-party providers – whose services we have added to our pages.
Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you made (e.g. name, language, region, etc.) and, thereby, allow us to provide more personal and enhanced features. They may also be used to provide services you have requested, such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog.
Targeting/Marketing cookies: These cookies collect information about your browsing habits across the internet in order to build a profile of your interests and make advertising relevant to you. We will use this information to make the advertising displayed on our website and social media platform, where applicable, more relevant to your interests.
Social media cookies also allow you to share content with family, friends and your network. These cookies will be set by us or third-party providers – whose services we have added to our pages.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|elementor||africandevelopmentchoices.org||Used in context with the website’s WordPress theme. Allows website content to be changed in real-time||persistent|
|_ga||africandevelopmentchoices.org||Records a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the user uses the website||2 years|
|_gat||africandevelopmentchoices.org||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||1 day|
|_gid||africandevelopmentchoices.org||Records a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the user uses the website||1 day|
|collect||google-analytics.com||Used to send data to Google about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Track the visitor across devices and marketing channels||Session|
|GPS||Youtube.com||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location||1 day|
|IDE||Doubleclick.net||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and presenting targeted ads to the user||1 year|
|r/collect||Doubleclick.net||Used to send data to Google about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Track the visitor across devices and marketing channels||Session|
|test-cookie||Doubleclick.net||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||1 day|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Youtube.com||Tries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos||179 days|
|YSC||Youtube.com||Records a unique ID to keep stats of videos from YouTube that the user has seen||Session|
|yt-remote-cast-installed||Youtube-nocookie.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||Youtube-nocookie.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Persistent|
|yt-remote-device-id||Youtube-nocookie.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Persistent|
|yt-remote-fast-check-period||Youtube-nocookie.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session|
|yt-remote-session-app||Youtube-nocookie.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session|
|yt-remote-session-name||Youtube-nocookie.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session|
- How to manage your cookie preference
You can alter your cookie preference at any time by changing the settings on our cookie consent and preference tool.
You can also control your cookie settings through your web browser. Most web browsers will tell you how to disable existing cookies. You can find out more details for your particular browser by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Remember that if you choose to disable or delete cookies, your experience on our website may be adversely impacted, and some functions may not work properly.
If you have any questions about the cookies that we use, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
This cookie notice was last updated in August 2020.