Cookies Policy

1. How We Use Cookies

We use cookies on our websites for a variety of reasons which you can learn about below. The cookies we use do not store personally identifiable information nor can they harm your computer. We want our website to be informative, personal, and as user friendly as possible and cookies help us to achieve that goal.

Websites cannot gain access to information you did not provide to them, and they cannot access other files on your computer.

Writing data to a cookie is usually done when a new webpage is loaded that is, when you start browsing a website. Only our servers will be able to read the content of cookies sent by our websites.

The lifetime of a cookie can vary depending on its purpose. Cookies can be deleted at any time by the user in the user settings. However, deleting some cookies can jeopardize the good behavior of a website in certain cases. Also, note that since all cookies are browser specific, your preferences cannot be used if you access the website from a browser other than the one for which you set up cookies.

 

2. What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file and holds a certain amount of data, which our website can send to your browser. It may then be stored on your computer’s hard drive and can be accessed by our web server. This cookie data can then be retrieved and can allow us to customise our web pages and services accordingly. It is important to clarify that cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your hard drive or computer.

 

3. We use the following cookies:

Analytical/performance cookies: Google Analytics allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Targeting cookies: Google AdWords, these cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with any member of our group for this purpose.

 

4. Social Media Third Party Cookies?

To enrich our website content, sometimes we may embed video content from other social media websites such as YouTube or Facebook. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. AfrAsia has no control or liability over these cookies set, so you should check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information.

We also offer a “share page” widget on some of our web pages, where content can be shared easily on the following sites Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These sites may set a cookie when you are logged into their service. AfrAsia has no control or liability over these cookies set, so you should check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information.

 

5. How to Control and Delete Cookies?

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies but may handle them differently.

However, you are free to control cookies’ behavior on your device, as you wish. You can delete some or all cookies set by any website – including AfrAsia websites – by adjusting the settings on each browser/device you use to access the Internet. You may also configure your browser settings to block or enable acceptance of specific cookies and from specific sites, or you may modify settings so to refuse cookies altogether.

Please note though, that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our websites do not work properly. AfrAsia will not bear any responsibility for any consequences relating to improper functioning of our services where it results from our inability to save or consult cookies necessary for the functioning of those services.

If you have disabled some cookies, we may still use information collected from existing cookies saved, but we won’t be able to use the disabled cookies to gather any further information.