COOKIE NOTICE

 

This Notice is issued by UNIC Group (“UNIC Group”, “we”, “us” and “our”).

 

Websites to which this Notice applies

This Notice applies to the following domains / subdomains that are operated or controlled by UNIC Group:

  • unicaf.org
  • southwales.unicaf.org
  • southwales.ac.uk
  • unic.unicaf.org
  • unicafuniversity.com
    • unicafuniversity.ac.zm
    • unicafuniversity.ac.mw

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer or other device when you visit a website. They are generally used to make websites work, to keep track of your movements within the website, to remember your login details, and so on.

There are different types of cookies, and they can be distinguished on the basis of their origin, function and lifespan. Important characteristics of cookies include the following:

  • First party cookies are cookies that are placed by the website you are visiting, while third party cookies are placed by a website other than the one you are visiting. Please note that we do not control the collection or further use of data by third parties.

 

  • Necessary cookies are necessary to allow the technical operation of a website (e.g., they enable you to move around on a website and to use its features).

 

  • Performance cookies collect data on the performance of a website such as the number of visitors, the time spent on the website and error messages.

 

  • Functionality cookies increase the usability of a website by remembering your choices (e.g. language, region, login, and so on).

 

  • Targeting/advertising cookies enable a website to send you personalized advertising.

 

  • Session cookies are temporary cookies that are erased once you close your browser while persistent or permanent cookies stay on your device until you manually delete them or until your browser deletes them based on the duration period specified in the persistent cookie file.

More information on all aspects of cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that UNIC Group has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, this third party website.

 

Why do we use cookies?

We may use cookies to:

  • distinguish between visitors;
  • improve the use and the functionality of our website;
  • tailor our website and products to your needs and preferences;
  • and
  • analyse how our website is used and compile anonymous and aggregate statistics.

We do not use the collected information to create visitor profiles.

 

What types of cookies do we use?

An overview of the cookies used on this website is set out in the following table.

 

Name First Party or Third Party? Duration Purpose Types of data collected
_ga Third party (Google Analytics) 2 years Functionality (site analytics) Visitor ID data used to distinguish visitors.
_gid Third party (Google Analytics) 24 hours Functionality (site analytics) Visitor ID data used to distinguish visitors.
_gid Third party (Google Adwords) 24 hours Functionality (site analytics) Visitor ID data used to distinguish visitors.
_gclid Third party (Google Adwords) 24 hours Functionality (Advertisement click tracking) Visitor click ID from Advertisement to website
PHPSESSID First party Session Functionality (messages) Storage, submission and display of messages.
devicePixelRatio Third Party (WordPress) 1 week Functionality (display) Adapting content to the user’s device display.
cookie_consent

 

First party 1 week Functionality (cookies) Recording the user’s consent to the dropping and reading of cookies.
cookie_consent_time First party 1 week Functionality (cookies) Recording the user’s consent to the dropping and reading of cookies.
km_ai Third Party (KISSmetrics) 5 years Functionality (site analytics) Visitor ID data used to distinguish visitors.
km_lv Third Party (KISSmetrics) 5 years Functionality (site analytics) Visitor ID data used to distinguish visitors.
kvcd Third Party (KISSmetrics) Session Functionality (site analytics) Visitor ID data used to distinguish visitors.
utm_source First party 30 Days Functionality (site analytics) Custom data used to identify advertising campaigns that led visitors to the website.
utm_campaign First party 30 Days Functionality (site analytics) Custom data used to identify advertising campaigns that led visitors to the website.
utm_content First party 30 Days Functionality (site analytics) Custom data used to identify advertising campaigns that led visitors to the website.
utm_medium First party 30 Days Functionality (site analytics) Custom data used to identify advertising campaigns that led visitors to the website.
campaign_id First party 30 Days Functionality (site analytics) Custom data used to identify advertising campaigns that led visitors to the website.
autoinvite_callback Third Party (Live Chat Inc) Session Functionality (live web chat) Invites the Visitor to re-chat with the chat bot
hide_eye_catcher Third Party (Live Chat Inc) Session Functionality (live web chat) Hides the big message to initiate a chat with the bot
lc_{nmbers} Third Party (Live Chat Inc) 3 years Functionality (live web chat) lc_ cookies store various interface options for the web chat
__lc.visitor_id.8575561 Third Party (Live Chat Inc) 3 years Functionality (live web chat) Stores a random ID for each visitor to use with the live chat
lc_ssoundefined Third Party (Live Chat Inc) 3 years Functionality (live web chat) lc_ cookies store various interface options for the web chat
lc_window_size Third Party (Live Chat Inc) Session Functionality (live web chat) lc_ cookies store various interface options for the web chat
__livechat_lastvisit Third Party (Live Chat Inc) Session Functionality (live web chat) Stores the url of the last page where the visitor chatted with the bot
recent_window Third Party (Live Chat Inc) Session Functionality (live web chat) Stores the ID of the most recent chat between the bot and the visitor
__livechat Third Party (Live Chat Inc) 3 years Functionality (live web chat) lc_ cookies store various interface options for the web chat
optimizelyBuckets Third Party (Optimizely) 10 years Functionality (live a/b testing analytics) Optimizely  cookies are used to store information about A/B tests such as if a test is active, which bucket is allocated to and other analytics about the test.

 

Please note that the processing of your personal data in connection with cookies, and for other purposes, is governed by our External Privacy Notice.

In addition, we may also use web beacons (or clear GIFs) and other similar technologies in addition to, or in combination with, cookies. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a website or in an email and it helps us to understand the behaviour of visitors to our website. More information on web beacons can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/faqs/beacons.html. Please note that UNIC Group has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, this third party website.

 

Google cookies

 This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

For more information please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/

 

Moodle cookies

Moodle uses or may use cookies and/or web beacons to help us determine and identify repeat visitors, the type of content and sites to which a user links, the length of time each user spends at any particular area, and the specific functionalities that users choose to use. To the extent that cookies data constitutes personally identifiable information, we process such data on the basis of your consent.

 

Both session and persistent cookies are use and we use different types of cookies:

  • Essential cookies.  We may use essential cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of user accounts, or offer Site features.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. Allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around when using Moodle. This helps us improve the way Moodle works.
  • Functionality cookies. Used to recognise you when you return to the Moodle. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. Record your visit to the Moodle, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Site and the more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

 

How can you control cookies and web beacons?

Most internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. Depending on your browser, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can set it to refuse them. Please refer to the ‘help’ button (or similar) on your browser to learn more about how you can do this.

Disabling cookies may impact your experience on our websites.

If you use different devices to access our websites, you will need to ensure that each browser of each device is set to your cookie preference.

More information on how to manage cookies is available from: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. Please note that UNIC Group has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, this third party website.

In addition, you may opt-out from cookies by visiting the following sites and selecting which company cookies you would like to opt-out from: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/#completed and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Please note that UNIC Group has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, these third party websites.

 

Last updated: 20 August 2018