Updated: 25 May 2017

The website of AfriAlliance, http://afrialliance.org hosted by The Akvo Foundation, makes use of cookies. These are small files which are stored on your computer. The role of these cookies is to analyse how much interest our site generates, helping us recognise whether you return to our site at a later date and more importantly how much interest is generated from regions of the world in which we are active with our partners.

Since the new Dutch Telecommunications Act came into force on 1 June 2012, all websites are legally obliged to inform users about the nature of the delivered cookies. The site owner must also ask for the users’ permission before sending cookies. The Akvo Foundation is currently working on meeting these obligations.

Piwik Open Analytics Platform

By visiting the AfriAlliance site a cookie is sent to the Akvo Foundation’s privately hosted Open Source web analytics software, Piwik. We use this service to analyse the number of visitors to our site, which regions in the world they are from (geo-location) and also to collect mobile vs desktop statistics.

More information on Piwik’s cookies can be found on their site http://piwik.org/faq/general/#faq_146.

WordPress

The AfriAlliance site, http://afrialliance.org is built with WordPress. WordPress set cookies that are ‘Strictly Necessary’. If these cookies are not accepted the site may not work as expected, especially when logging in as ‘Editor’, ‘Author’ or ‘Administrator’.

For more information: http://wordpress.org/.

Akvo RSR

If accessing an Akvo RSR Page via Akvoapp.org via another AfriAlliance partner or site they may set cookies over which the Akvo Foundation has no control. In the case of these third party cookies please contact the site owner directly.

Akvopedia

When visiting Akvopedia via an Akvo Site Piwik analytic cookies are set as well as ‘vector-nav-p-tb’, part of Mediawiki, with which Akvopedia is built. From time to time we make use of SurveyMonkey, in this case a cookie ‘monkey-survey-status’ may be set.

Facebook, Github, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter

Buttons are included on the AfriAlliance site to enable users to promote or share pages via the social media networks Facebook, Github, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter. These social media buttons work with third-party cookies. If you click these buttons, these cookies are sent to the respective service.

Enabling, disabling and removing cookies through the browser

You can disable cookies through the browser (see, for example, this information: Aboutcookies.org).

Please note: if you refuse and/or delete cookies, you cannot always use all the website’s features. In addition, the act of refusing or deleting cookies only affects the computer and browser with which you perform this operation. If you use multiple computers and/or browsers, you need to repeat the above operation(s) as many times as necessary.

More information about enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found by using the ‘Help’ function of your browser.

A list of cookies set by the Akvo Foundation can be downloaded here.

 

Revision history

25 May 2017: Created.