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MSF SOUTHERN AFRICA cookies notice 

We use “cookies” to identify you when you visit our website. 

What are cookies? 

Cookies are small text files that are transferred from the website to your computer, phone or tablet. Websites store cookies on your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer, for example) when you visit. Every time you return to the site and navigate around it picks up these bits of information. 

Why do websites use cookies? 

There are several types of cookies and they each have different functions and uses. Some cookies can be really helpful and most websites rely on them in order to work properly and to understand what their users do when they visit. The various types of cookies that MSF Southern Africa uses are listed below. 

What cookies do we use? 

Category: Necessary (2) 

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. 

Cookie 

Origin 

Purpose 

Persistence 

Type 

csrftoken 

Instagram.com 

Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks

1 year 

HTTP 

has_js 

msf.org.za 

Registers whether or not the user has activated  JavaScript in the browser

Session 

HTTP 

 

Category: Statistical (6)

Statistic cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with their websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously

Cookie 

Origin 

Purpose 

Persistence 

Type 

@@History/@@scroll|# 

msf.org.za 

Tracks stats on viewed tweets via the embedded widget

Persistent 

HTML 

__utma 

msf.org.za 

Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as the dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics

2 years 

HTTP 

__utmb 

msf.org.za 

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit

Session 

HTTP 

__utmc 

msf.org.za 

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit

Session 

HTTP 

__utmt 

msf.org.za 

Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server

Session 

HTTP 

__utmz 

msf.org.za 

Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics

6 months 

HTTP 

 

Category: Marketing (11) 

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display advertising content that is relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Cookie 

Origin 

Purpose 

Persistence 

Type 

_hjIncludedInSample 

msf.org.za 

Tracks stats on viewed tweets via the embed widget

Session 

HTTP 

ads/ga-audiences 

google.com 

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites

Session 

Pixel 

ads/user-lists/# 

google.com 

Data is used by Google in accordance with the Google Cookie Policy and Google Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Session 

Pixel 

fr 

facebook.com 

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers

3 months 

HTTP 

IDE 

doubleclick.net 

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user

1 year 

HTTP 

mcd 

instagram.com 

Data is used by Instagram in accordance with the Instagram Cookie Policy:  

https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370

Session 

HTTP 

mid 

instagram.com 

Data is used by Instagram in accordance with the Instagram Cookie Policy: 

https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370

20 years 

HTTP 

rur 

instagram.com 

Data is used by Instagram in accordance with the Instagram Cookie Policy:  

https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370

Session 

HTTP 

test_cookie 

doubleclick.net 

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies

Session 

HTTP 

tr 

facebook.com 

Data is used by Facebook in accordance with the Facebook Cookie Policy:  

https://www.facebook.com/policy/cookies

Session 

Pixel 

urlgen 

instagram.com 

Data is used by Instagram in accordance with the Instagram Cookie Policy:  

https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370

Session 

HTTP 

 

Controlling cookies

You can control and or delete cookies at any time. You can also get rid of all the cookies already on your computer.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you should be able to change your browser to prevent that. If you want to know how to do this, please look at the help menu on your web browser.

We may update our cookies from time to time, so please check this notice regularly.

 

Last updated: 23 July 2018