Cookies are small text files or pieces of information that are stored on your computer or mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit our Site. Cookies will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie originated, the "lifetime" of the cookie (ie how long the cookie will last on your device) and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.

We use cookies to make our Site easier to use and to better customize our Site and our products for your interests and needs. Cookies can do this because websites can read and write the files, enabling them to get to know you and to remember important information that will make your use of the website easier (for example by remembering preference settings).

Cookies can also be used to help speed up your future activities and experiences on our Site. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregate statistics that allow us to understand how users use our Site and to help us improve the structure and content of our Site. We are unable to identify you personally from this information.

There are two types of cookies that can be used on our Site, which are called "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave our Site. Persistent Cookies remain on your device for a longer time or until you manually delete them (how long a cookie stays on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the cookie).

Third Party Cookies
We also use several suppliers who may set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our Site to enable them to deliver the services provided by them. If you would like further information about these cookies, as well as information about how to opt-out of these cookies, please read their privacy policies.

Below we list the different types of cookies that are used on the Site Usahid. Please note that to the extent that information collected via cookies is personal information, the provisions of the Privacy Policy apply and complement this Cookie Policy.

Essential Cookies
Essential Cookies are required by our Site to work on and allow you to move around them and to use the services and their features. Without these indispensable cookies, the Site will not work as smoothly for you as we want and we may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features that you request.

Preference Cookies
Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember language or local settings and customize our Site.

Social Plugin Tracking Cookies
These cookies are used to track members [and non-members] of social media networks for market research analysis and product development.

Analytics Cookies
Analytical cookies can collect information about your use of the Site, and enable us to improve the performance of our Site. For example, analytical cookies show us which pages are most frequently visited on the Site, help us record any difficulties you experience on the Site, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see overall patterns of use of the Site, apart from individual use.

Marketing Cookies
Advertising Cookies are used for marketing purposes.

Although most internet browsers are initially set to automatically accept cookies, most internet browsers allow you to change settings to block cookies or warn you when a cookie is being sent to your device.

In addition to the options provided above, you can refuse, accept or delete cookies from the Site at any time by activating or accessing the settings on your browser. Information on procedures for enabling, disabling or deleting cookies can be found on the website of your internet browser provider via your help screen.

Please note that if cookies are disabled or deleted, not all features of the Site can operate as intended. For example you may not be able to visit certain areas of our Site or you may not receive your personal information when visiting the Site.

If you use different devices to view and access the Site (eg computers, smartphones, tablets etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adapted to your cookie choices.

Some of the pages that you visit on the Site may also collect information through the use of pixel tags (also known as clear gifs) which can be used in conjunction with third parties who directly support promotional activities and website development. For example, website usage information about our Site visitors may be shared with third party advertising agencies to better target internet advertising banner ads on our website. Information collected through the use of pixel tags is not, however, personally identifiable, although it can be linked to your personal information.