Cookie Notice

This cookie notice provides information about how we use cookies and similar technologies on our website. It also tells you how you can control them.

  1. What is a cookie?

A “cookie” is a small piece of 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.

  1. How we use cookies

We use cookies to ensure that our website functions properly and is kept safe and secure.  We also use certain cookies to track your use of our website. This allows us to understand how you interact with our website so that we can improve our website functionalities as well as services offered. Where any personal data is collected through cookies on our website, we will process such data in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which complements this cookie notice.

  1. 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 and 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) 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 by 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:

Cookie Title/NameProviderPurposeExpiry
NECESSARY:   

elementor

 

africandevelopmentchoices.org

 

Used in context with the website’s WordPress theme.  Allows website content to be changed in real time

persistent

 

PERFORMANCE/STATISTICS:   

_ga

 

africandevelopmentchoices.orgRecords a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the user uses the website2 years

_gat

 

africandevelopmentchoices.orgUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate1 day
_gid africandevelopmentchoices.orgRecords a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the user uses the website1 day

collect

 

google-analytics.comUsed to send data to Google about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Track visitor across devices and marketing channelsSession
TARGETTING/MARKETING:   

GPS

 

Youtube.comRegisters a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location1 day

IDE

 

Doubleclick.netUsed 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 to present targeted ads to the user1 year

r/collect

 

Doubleclick.netUsed to send data to Google about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Track visitor across devices and marketing channelsSession

test-cookie

 

Doubleclick.netUsed to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.1 day

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

 

youtube.comTries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos179 days

YSC

 

Youtube.comRecords a unique ID to keep stats of videos from YouTube that the user has seenSession

yt-remote-cast-installed

 

Youtube-nocookie.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSession

yt-remote-connected-devices

 

Youtube-nocookie.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistent

yt-remote-device-id

 

Youtube-nocookie.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistent

yt-remote-fast-check-period

 

Youtube-nocookie.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSession

yt-remote-session-app

 

Youtube-nocookie.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSession

yt-remote-session-name

 

Youtube-nocookie.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSession
    
  1. 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 privacy@africandevelopmentchoices.org

This cookie notice was last updated in August 2020