Last Updated: September 2019

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work better, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously.
We use cookies in the most basic form. They either enhance the online experience of our website’s visitors or allow us to better understand how our website is used. We do not advertise on our website so they are not used to direct advertising in any way.
Our cookies do not store any information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). You have the right to choose whether to accept these cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences. However, this may affect the full functionality of our website.
The “Help” menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether.
We have classified our cookies into two broad types – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’:  
  • First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer and are often only used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site.
  • Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when it visits other web sites. Third-party cookies are used for a variety of reasons, most commonly used for website analytics. More details are provided in the third party cookie section below.
In addition, cookies may be either ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached.  
To help you understand how we use cookies, this is a list of all the cookies set across our website and what each is used for: Persistent Cookies These cookies store information about the size of your browser window to ensure our images appear correctly on your device. Expire within 24 hours. Session Cookies These cookies determine whether to provide rich functionality like dropdown menus. Stores 1 or 0 depending on if the user has JavaScript enabled in their browser. Expire when the browser is closed. Third-Party Cookies Used by Able Child Africa Google Analytics Google Analytics 360 is a web analytics service provided by Google inc. that enables us to measure how people use our website through cookies. We use this information to improve our website experience for website visitors and to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising. We can also use these cookies to serve relevant advertisements to people who have interacted with specific sections of the site or to exclude those audiences from advertising. For those site visitors who have explicitly opted into Google’s data privacy policy, Google will associate your IP address with other data held by Google in order to identify you across multiple devices. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. You may also stop the transmission of information generated by the cookies about your use of the website and of your IP address to Google, by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here. Google Analytics privacy policy
Our website contains embedded “share” buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular networks, for example, Facebook and Twitter. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Further information about cookies and how to control their use is available from All About Cookies and Your Online Choices.