Cookie Policy

Africa Advocacy Foundation – Cookie Notice

Last updated 21 July 2022

This Cookie Notice (“Notice“) explains how Africa Advocacy Foundation (“AAF”) uses cookies and other tracking technologies across our websites: and  This Notice is to be read alongside the Privacy Notice, which explains how AAF uses personal information. If you do not accept our use of cookies please disable them following our guidance below.

What are web cookies?

Web cookies are small files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by a website when you visit it. They contain details of your browsing history on that website and distinguish you from other users. Cookies send data back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or allow another website to recognise the cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and, for instance, remember your preferences and generally improve your online user experience. Like most websites, AAF’s websites use cookies.

You can find out more about cookies at

Why do we use cookies?

  • To let you do things on our website — for example, cookies enable you to log in to secure areas of our website, fill in forms or view content.
  • To collect anonymous statistics — the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, it is really useful to see which pages of the website — and therefore which of our programmes — are the most popular and how users are interacting with them.
  • To improve your experience of our website — for example, to prevent you having to re-enter details when you have already done so, or by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
  • To ensure that our website is secure — for example, to make sure that personal information that you give to us does not fall into the wrong hands.
  • To provide you with information and content which we think is relevant to you — for example, to work with our partners to serve you with targeted advertising.

 The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.

Name of cookieProviderPurpose of the cookieDuration
Google AnalyticsGoogleThere cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites. We use the information to compile reports and help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the sites, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.Session

AAF also uses some cookies which are strictly necessary in order for you to use our services available on our website.

Website cookie acceptance

By reading the cookie prompt when you visit the website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consent to cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

Turning cookies off

If you don’t want to accept cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, you can do this through your brower settings. The Help function within your browers should tell you how to do this.

You may opt-out of Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page at

Updating this Notice

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this Notice. We will notify you of any significant changes by way of a notice on our website or by contacting you directly when reasonably possible.

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