Cookies Policy

Datelinehealth Africa (DLHA) uses Cookies and Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information (NPI) – meaning information is not used to identify you as you use the DLHA website or digital properties. "Cookies" are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to view a website. Every computer that accesses our website is assigned a different Cookie by DLHA. "Web Beacons" are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the Web Beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server. If you choose to provide DLHA with Personal Information – information that can be used to identify you such as your name or e-mail address - through registration or otherwise, we may associate this Personal Information with the Non-Personal Information that we have collected through the use of Cookies.

Cookies are used on our websites for the following purposes:

  1. Essential website functionality: Cookies are essential to access some areas of our websites. For example, certain cookies enable us to identify registered members and ensure that they have access to content that is only available to registered members.
  2. Important website functionality: Cookies enable us to remember your preferences, such as your user name, language or the region you are in, and provide enhanced, more personalized features. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video.
  3. Website performance and analytics: Cookies enable us to analyze how visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. We use the information collected by these Cookies to improve the performance of our websites and the services they provide.
  4. Advertising: Cookies are used by DLHA and our advertisers to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests based on your Internet browsing activity and in some cases, other Non-Personal Information about you that we or our advertisers may have access to. Cookies may be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and to enable measurement of the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

Managing Cookies

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of our websites may not work properly but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use most features of our websites. It is important to note that in order to use the opt-out services in some specific programs such as the Network Advertising Initiative and the TRUSTed Ads™ program described below, you must not reject all Cookies because these opt-out procedures work by placing Cookies on your browser that enable these opt-out procedures to function. The "opt-out Cookies" are placed, for example, in order to help prevent the placement of Cookies used for the targeting of advertising.

Certain companies that serve ads allow you to prevent them from collecting data through the use of Cookies. In order to do so, you must opt-out of such data collection with each individual site. You can also opt out of Cookies for several ad servers by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative gateway opt-out site or by using the TRUSTed Ads™ program's Preference Manager at http://preferences.truste.com/. This website will also allow you to review the privacy policies of these ad servers. You can find additional information and resources about how to opt out of advertising and related Cookies by visiting the World Privacy Forum’s Site..

In order to give you more control over your privacy choices we have implemented the TRUSTed Ads™ program from TRUSTe, an approved AdChoices icon provider for the DAA (Digital Advertising Alliance). At the bottom of every page of our websites you may see an AdChoices logo. By clicking on that logo you will be presented with a window that will identify all of the companies that DLHA uses to direct tailored advertisements to you, both on our websites as well as on third-party sites. If you would like to stop this tailored advertising from DLHA, you can manage these advertisements through the choices in that window. By clicking the + symbol next to the name of a vendor in that window you will get information about how and where that vendor assists us with the delivery of advertisements.

Please refer to our Privacy Policy to learn more about the use of Cookies on our websites.

Created: October 22, 2017.

 

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