What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small packet of information (piece of computer code) sent by a web host to your computer when you visit our website. It holds some data on the user to customize websites to that user’s preference. Cookies may thus retain log-in information, save preferences, and even direct users to the spot where they last browsed.
Any person using our website may delete cookies at any time in their browser, or modify their settings accordingly. Note that deleting some cookies may not enable a website to run at its best, and also, in case you access our website from a different browser, your preferences may not be used as on the browser on which you set up cookies.
The retention period of cookies depend on various factors, including its purpose and type of cookies.
Through our website, we will not gain access to your computer, files or information you did not make available to us.
- personalising the content and adverts
- providing social media feature
- analysing the user traffic
- recognising when you log in and any preferred settings
- analysing how you use our site which helps us to troubleshoot any problems
- monitoring our own performance
- measuring visitor activity
- helping users complete tasks without having to re enter information when browsing from one page to another or when visiting the site later to enable advertisements delivery
- authenticating users and preventing fraudulent use of the user accounts
Types of Cookies
Our website uses different types of cookies.
A cookie can be either a session cookie, that is one which is deleted when you close your browser or a persistent cookie, that is one that remains on your computer or other device, for a specific period.
Additionally, a cookie can be either a first-party cookie, that is one which our website places in your device, or a third-party cookie, that is one which is placed by other websites or domains (not ours), on your computer or device.
Kindly find below a non-exhaustive list of types and uses of cookies, on our website.
- Session Cookies
These are temporary cookies that are basically used to remember your online activities, to optimize your experience on the website. These types of cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser.
- Persistent Cookies
These types of cookies basically work by tracking your online activities and preferences. For instance, when you first visit a website, the settings are in default mode, but once you personalize your preferences, persistent cookies will remember same and implement it during your next visit on the website. Examples of such preferences are log-in information, language selection, among others.
- Performance Cookies
We publish / may publish videos from our official YouTube channel on our website. This may set cookies on your computer or other device, only when you click on the YouTube video player.
Google Map Cookies
We may make use of Google Maps to provide you with a specific location of our offices or other relevant locations. Google Maps may set cookies on your computer or other device, to observe your preferences and record usage you make of Google Map.
How to monitor cookies
The default settings on browsers are usually made to accept cookies, but you can customise your browser any time to deal with cookies differently. You can, for example, delete some or all of the cookies that any website provide or either block or restrict acceptance of a specific type of cookies by particular websites, by configuring your browser settings.
Note that you may download, at any time, the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser add-on and install same on your browser. This will prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics.
In case you disabled some cookies, note that our website may still use information that was collected prior to this. However, note that we will not be able to use the disabled cookies to collect any more information.
To assist you in managing your cookies in your relevant browser, please find below some useful links:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- MacOS Safari
- Microsoft Internet Explorer