1. What’s a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) by our Websites that you visit thanks to your browser.
Cookies deposited on your terminal can only be read by its issuer who is able, during their period of validity, to recognize your terminal each time you access digital content containing cookies from the said issuer. A cookie does not identify you personally, but only the browser on your terminal. Your browser will keep it for a certain period of time, and will send it back to the web server each time you reconnect to it.
When you use our Applications, an identifier of your mobile phone or tablet may be sent to us depending on the preferences you have expressed in your mobile phone or tablet, to track certain activities for advertising purposes.
In iOS, this identifier is called “IDFA” (ID for Advertising). In Android (Google Play), this identifier is called “AAID” (Android Advertising ID).
This Cookies Policy takes into account both cookies when you visit our Websites and AAID/IDFA when you visit our Applications.
2. Who are the issuers of cookies from our Webites and Applications?
Depending on your choice concerning unnecessary cookies, the cookies set by us are mainly linked to the operation of our Websites. (First party cookies). The others cookies are set by our partners or by advertising agencies via the advertisements broadcast on our Websites. (Third party cookies).
Those partners can be: advertising agencies, advertisers, audience measurement companies, audience measurement and performance measurement companies for advertising campaigns, targeted advertising providers, real time bidding platforms, etc.
3. What are the purposes of the cookies issued on our Websites?
Some cookies are indispensable to the use of our Websites, others allow to optimize and personalize the displayed contents and advertising. Cookies allow us in particular to understand how users browse through our Websites and Apps, to improve the browsing experience, to establish statistics of attendance and to provide you with targeted advertisings.
Thus, the cookies allow you to facilitate your visit on our Websites and they help to meet your expectations.
Functional and necessary cookies
These cookies are exclusively necessary for the operation of our Websites and Applications and do not require your consent. These include cookies which allow us to adapt the presentation of our Websites or Applications and advertising spaces to the display preferences of your terminal (language, display resolution, operating system used, etc.), cookies which memorize your choices concerning the acceptance or not of cookies through the Consent Management Platform (CMP), and audience measurement cookies through the tool Adobe Analytics benefiting from an exemption from consent in accordance with the requirements of the French
supervisory authority, the “Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés” (CNIL).
Advertising cookies allow us to adapt the advertising of our Websites and Apps to your preferences depending on your browsing through your terminal, in particular by retargeting functionalities to show you relevant advertising after you visit our Websites and Apps, to analyze how you interact with content and advertising, to limit the number of times you see an advertising (capping); to measure the effectiveness and impact of an advertising campaign.
If you do not give your consent for the deposit of advertising cookies, advertising will still appear but they will not be based on your browsing or your hobbies. However, refusing to give your consent for this kind of cookie deactivate the capping functionality and you may see several times the same advertising.
Audience and performance measurement cookies
These cookies allow us to establish attendance statistics on our Sites or Applications, in particular to study and improve the effectiveness of our content and advertising, to develop products and create personalized content profile, to detect navigation problems and improve the ergonomics of our services.
Cookies relating to social networks
These cookies allow you to share one of our content on different social networks and allow us to know if you are connected to these social networks.
For more information on the purposes and to consent to the deposit of cookies, click here.
4. What information do we access thanks to cookies?
- Identifiers of your terminal (IP address, , IDFA/AAID)
- Operating system used by your terminal (Microsoft Windows, Apple Os, Linux, Unix, BeOS, Android, iOS, etc.)
- Device name (e.g. iPhone 10…)
- Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.)
- Language of your web browser
- Date and hour of connection to our Websites ou Apps
- The “referrer” (provenance HTTP address)
- browsing data on our Websites and Apps and content viewed
5. What is the lifespan of a cookie?
Cookies are placed on your terminal for a period of 13 months maximum in accordance with the legislation in force.
6. How can you manage your choice?
You can configure your choices at any time to accept, refuse or withdraw your consent, or to oppose processing based on legitimate interest by clicking here.
You can also express your choices on your computer's browser software. Your choices will apply to all of your Internet browsing and not just to our Websites.
However, any setting on your browser software concerning the refusal of functional cookies will be likely to alter your browsing comfort on our Websites, or even prevent the use of some of our services requiring the use of these cookies. Where applicable, we decline all responsibility for the consequences related to the degraded operation of our Websites and our services resulting from the impossibility for us to record or consult the cookies necessary for their operation that you may have refused or deleted.
Regarding our Applications, you can deactivate the ad tracking system to prevent Applications from using your advertising ID to display targeted advertising.
In Android: you can go to the "Google settings" and activate the "Opt-out of Interest-based ads" option
In iOS: you can go to “Settings”, “Privacy”, “Apple Advertising” and turn off the “Personalized Ads” option.
For more information, you can consult:
The following list of cookies is currently used on our Websites:
Africanews’ own cookies
|Memorizes the default language of the user.
|Memorizes text size preference on articles.
|Memorizes text size preference on articles.
|Memorizes user’s favorite unit (Celsius or Fahrenheit) on the Weather pages.
|Memorizes user’s answer to a poll.
|Memorizes user’s data for connection to the africanews Community
Third party cookies on Africanews website
|This cookie contains consent information for custom purposes and vendors, as well as Didomi-specific information (user ID, for instance)
|This cookie contains the IAB TCF consent string and consent information for all the standard IAB vendors and purpose
|Determine if cookies are enabled
|Contains information about the previous link that was clicked on by the user
|Used to distinguish users
|Collect information about how our visitors use our website. The data collected is in anonymous form and we use it to produce reports which help us to improve the website.
|comScore Sitestat analytics
|Cookie set by Sitestat for the purposes of tracking site usage.
|Used to help with the collection of Internet web browsing data on specific websites that have enrolled in a broad market research effort by comScore, Inc. to create reports on Internet behavior and trends.
|These cookies, provided by Facebook, are set when a visitor is logged in to or otherwise using their service. This allows a user to easily comment or share an article with their peers through the social network.
|Used in conjunction with the AddThis button to enable you to share our content through email, social networking sites, blogs and more.
|Used to store user’s information and settings for the projekktor html 5 video player.
|SmartAdServer is a remote ad serving system. Sites and Advertisers are using the system to manage the delivery of their online advertising campaigns. They can collect anonymous statistical data on their visitors to follow the delivery of their campaign and to increase their performance.
|Collect information that may be used for online ad tailoring purposes.
|Google Inc - Doubleclick
|These cookies are used by Google AdSense DoubleClick for online advertising frequency capping and avoiding the duplication of ads on a page.