MtwalumeKZN may use may use cookies, web beacons, flash cookies, and other tracking technologies when sending you emails or when you visit our website (www.mtwalumekzn.co.za), including any other media platform, sub-domain, mobile website or mobile application related or connected hereto (collectively, the “Site”) to help us identify and track visitors, usage, and access preferences to our Site, as well as track and understand email campaign effectiveness and to deliver targeted ads.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.  

Cookie Definitions

Cookies - A “cookie” is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s device, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the Site each time the visitor returns. They provide certain information to us or to third parties about how online services are used (like which pages visitors visit most often), about users’ preferences (like language preference) and for site functionality or security (allow registered users to login).

Flash Cookies - A “flash cookie”, otherwise known as locally shared objects (LSOs), is a piece of data that websites which use Adobe Flash may store on a user's computer. These cookies can be retrieved whenever a user accesses a page containing a Flash application. Flash cookies are commonly used in website advertisements, videos and games.

Web Beacons - A “web beacon” (also called transparent GIFs, web bugs, pixels, or action tags) is an often-transparent graphic image placed on a website or in an email that is used to monitor the activity of users (e.g. count visitors to the online service or count how many emails we sent that were actually opened).  

Cookie Categories

The table below explains the cookies categories and why we use these cookies on our Site.

Category Why we use these cookies
Strictly Necessary These cookies are necessary for our Site to function. These are used to allow registered users to login, ensure site security and enable account related functions (like enabling shopping cart functionality).
Personalisation These cookies are used to remember preferences you have made such as account name, language, and location.
Analytics and Performance These cookies are used to collect and analyse information on how users interact with our Site, for instance which pages visitors visit most often. We use these details to improve how our Site functions and to provide a better user experience. We also use this technology to see if emails are being delivered correctly.
Advertising These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors who use our Site. They track details such as the number of times an advert have been displayed to our visitors and the number of clicks the advert has received.
Third Party We may make use of different third party services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies. For more information, please see our discussion of Adverts and Analytics Services Provided by Others in our Privacy Policy.

Examples

The following table sets out some examples of the individual cookies set by MtwalumeKZN, with explanations of their purpose. Some of these cookies are set across our whole Site, and some are specific to individual websites, applications or content management system used on our Site (e.g. WordPress, Drupal, etc.). Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather aims to be representative.

Category Name Purpose More info
Strictly Necessary has_js Determines whether or not JavaScript is enabled so that Drupal can more efficiently perform operations to enhance the user experience. Expires in End of session
Strictly Necessary cookie-agreed It is set when the user clicks on the “OK, I accept” button on the “Cookies Pop-up banner” or when the user, after viewing the “Cookies Pop-up banner”, proceeds to use the website by clicking any link on the website. Expires in 1 month
Strictly Necessary DRUPAL_UID Used for logged-in registered site users to ensure that the user does not receive a cached page.

Expires in 23 days

Strictly Necessary SSESS[Unique ID] Used to identify user sessions and for handling application forms and remembering users’ preferences.

Expires in 23 days

Strictly Necessary DrupalModuleFilter Used only for administration user accounts to administer the website module list and to personalise the website module lists for administrator. The cookie is used to store the previous filter criteria on modules list page. Expires in 7 days
Analytics and Performance

_ga /

_gat /

_gid

Google Analytics. Used to collect and analyse information on how users interact with our Site. We use these details to improve how our Site functions and to provide a better user experience.

_ga - Expires in 2 years

_gat - Expires in 1 minute

_gid - Expires in 24 hours

Read more about these cookies here.

Your Choices and How to Opt Out

If you are using our Site via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. The Help menu on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, and how to clear existing cookies. For more information about managing cookies, you can consult the information at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

For more information about Flash cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided at http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/52697ee8.html.

We are not responsible for the effectiveness of any such opt-out options.

Removing or blocking cookies might have a negative impact on the usability of our Site.

Cookie Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, MtwalumeKZN may change its Cookie Policy from time to time. MtwalumeKZN encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Cookie Policy. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the changelog below, and, in some cases, we may provide additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you a notification via email). Your further use of the Site after a change to our Cookie Policy will be subject to the updated policy. That’s it! Thanks for reading.  

Contact Us

For any queries in relation to this Cookie Policy, please contact us at:-

E-mail address: admin [at] mtwalumekzn.co.za

Postal Address: PO Box 11979, Sea Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 4231

Changelog

Updated on 31 May 2018