Cookies Policy for Website

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that web sites often store on the computer hard drives of visitors to their sites. They are widely used in order to make web sites work, or 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.

How does Ubunye Community Projects use cookies?

We could use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how our sites are used. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor.

Types of cookies

There are two broad types of cookies – ‘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 used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the 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 most commonly used for web site analytics or advertising purposes.

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.

Cookie categories

In South Africa, there is currently no law regulating the use of cookies. But section 51 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECT Act) currently governs the protection of electronic personal information. This provision has similar requirements to what is required under POPI and POPI will repeal it. (You can read more about Cookie Law in South Africa by clicking here

We use the categorisation set out by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in their Cookie Guide, produced in April 2012.  Additional Information can be found at

The Cookie Guide identifies four categories of cookies, outlined below:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies:
    • These cookies are essential for the user to move around the website and to use its features, e.g. shopping baskets and e-billing.
  2. Performance cookies:
    • These cookies collect information about how the user makes use of the site, e.g. which pages the user visits most.
    • These cookies do not collect information that identifies the user.
  3. Functionality cookies:
    • These cookies remember choices made by the user and enhance the features, e.g. language or user’s location.
    • This cookie is also used to remember a user’s preferences for a font size, or customisable parts of a web page.
  4. Targeting or advertising cookies:
    • These cookies collect information about the users’ browsing habits.
    • This may also include links to social media sites, e.g. Facebook, etc.

The vast majority of Ubunye Community Projects web sites will use only category 3 and 4 cookies. See the following table for a list of our current web sites and the cookie categories used on each of the sites.

Cookies in use on our web sites

The following table lists all our sites that could be using cookies, and the category of cookie served.

Site name Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4  Yes Yes  Yes Yes

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device and access them when you visit the site in the future.