Cookie Policy


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Cookie Policy

Updated 1 July 2021

This Cookie Policy explains how Immunopaedia Foundation (Non-Profit Company, Registration No: 2019/439575/08, PBO Reference No: 930071372) (“Immunopaedia“, “we“, “us“, and “our“) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website at https://immunopaedia.org.za (“Website“). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases, we may use cookies to collect personal information, or information that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information. We process personal information as described in our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the Website owner (in this case, Immunopaedia) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites. Please note that third parties may also use cookies, but we do not have access to, or control over them, and therefore cannot take responsibility for them.

Why do we use cookies?

  • granting you access to restricted content on the Website;
  • tailoring our Website’s functionality to you personally by letting us remember your preferences, location or device type;
  • improving how our Website performs;
  • understanding who our audience is so that we can provide content most relevant to you; and
  • allowing third parties to provide services to our Website

The types of cookies we use

We use different types of cookies on our website. Some of these cookies are placed by us, while others are placed by our third-party plug-ins, suppliers or advertisers. These cookies may be deleted from your device at different times, such as at the end of your browsing session (when you leave the Website) or after a pre-set amount of time, or they may persist on your device until you delete them.

We use the following types of cookies on our Website:

  • essential cookies – these are cookies that allow our Website to perform its essential functions. Without these cookies, some parts of our Website would stop working.
  • site analytics cookies – these are cookies that monitor how our Website is performing, and how you interact with it. We use them to know how best to improve our Website or services.
  • functional cookies – these are cookies that remember who you are as a user of our Website. We use them to remember any preferences you may have selected on our Website, like saving your username and password or settings.
  • marketing cookies – these cookies are used to create user profiles to display advertising or to track the user on this website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes. (On our Website our Social Media – Twitter and Youtube – use these cookies)

The information we collect from cookies includes:

  • Log and Usage Data. Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our Website, and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type and settings and information about your activity in the Website (such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use), device event information (such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called ‘crash dumps’) and hardware settings).
  • Device Data. We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet or other device you use to access the Website. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system and system configuration information.
  • Location Data. We collect location data such as information about your device’s location, which can be either precise or imprecise. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Website. For example, we may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location (based on your IP address). You can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your location setting on your device. Note however, if you choose to opt out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the Website.

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

The Cookie Consent Banner can be found in the notification banner. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Website though your access to some functionality and areas of our Website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information on allowing or restricting cookies.

Deleting cookies

Your internet browser generally accepts cookies automatically, but you can often change this setting to stop accepting them. You can also delete cookies manually. Deleting or no longer accepting cookies may prevent you from accessing certain aspects of our Website where cookies are necessary or because the Website forgot your preferences.

Updates to this Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Please re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at webmaster@immunopaedia.org.za or by post to:

Immunopaedia Foundation

1 Anzio Rd, Observatory

Cape Town, Western Cape, 7925, South Africa

 
 
 
 
 
 
International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University