What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text files sent by a web server to store on a web browser. Cookies are used to ensure websites function properly, store user preferences when needed and collect anonymous statistics on website usage.
Managing your cookie settings
Your browser allows you to manage your cookie settings. Please see detailed instructions below:
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Which cookies do we use?
The cookies on our site are categorised as follows:
- Strictly necessary
Strictly necessary cookies
'Strictly necessary' cookies are essential for the website to function. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but certain functions of the website will be disabled as a result.
|African Futures||JSESSIONID||This cookie contains a randomly generated number and allows the browser to log you in the site to access member-specific features. It expires when you close the browser and contains no personally identifiable information.||When you exit your browser|
‘Performance’ cookies are used to monitor and enhance the performance of the website, for example by collecting analytics on website traffic. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
|Google Analytics||_ga||Collect anonymous website statistics for analytics purposes.||2 years|
|Google Analytics||_gid||Collect anonymous website statistics for analytics purposes.||24 hours|
|Google Analytics||_ga_<container-id>||Collect anonymous website statistics for analytics purposes.||2 years|
|Google Analytics||_gac_gb_<container-id>||Collect anonymous website statistics for analytics purposes.||90 days|
|Enable sharing of event pages and blog pages on social media.||13 months|
|YouTube.com||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Collect anonymous YouTube statistics.||6 months|
|YouTube.com||YSC||Collect anonymous YouTube statistics.||When you exit your browser|
|Soundcloud.com||sc_anonymous_id||Collect anonymous podcast statistics.||14 days|
‘Functionality’ cookies are used to provide enhanced website functions and personalization.
|African Futures||RememerMe||Keep your login intact on subsequent visits to the site.||6 months|
|African Futures||feedback_notice||Save your preferences with regards to the hiding of feedback dialogs on the site.||6 months|
|African Futures||bg_shift||Enable the viewing of alternating home page banner images on subsequent website visits.||30 days|
More information about cookies
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