Since the new Dutch Telecommunications Act came into force on 1 June 2012, all websites are legally obliged to inform users about the nature of the delivered cookies. The site owner must also ask for the users’ permission before sending cookies. The Akvo Foundation is currently working on meeting these obligations.
Piwik Open Analytics Platform
By visiting the WASH Alliance International site a cookie is sent to the Akvo Foundation’s privately hosted Open Source web analytics software, Piwik. We use this service to analyse the number of visitors to our site, which regions in the world they are from (geo-location) and also to collect mobile vs desktop statistics.
More information on Piwik’s cookies can be found on their site http://piwik.org/faq/general/#faq_146.
The WASH Alliance International’s site, http://www.washalliance.nl is built with WordPress. WordPress set cookies that are ‘Strictly Necessary’. If these cookies are not accepted the site may not work as expected, especially when logging in as ‘Editor’, ‘Author’ or ‘Administrator’.
For more information: http://wordpress.org/.
If accessing an Akvo Page via Akvoapp.org directly, no cookies are set. But if accessing via WASH Alliance International’s site they may set cookies over which the Akvo Foundation has no control. In the case of these third party cookies please contact the site owner directly.
When visiting Akvopedia via an Akvo Site Piwik analytic cookies are set as well as ‘vector-nav-p-tb’, part of Mediawiki, with which Akvopedia is built. From time to time we make use of SurveyMonkey, in this case a cookie ‘monkey-survey-status’ may be set.
Facebook, Github, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter
Buttons are included on many Akvo Site sites to enable users to promote or share pages via the social media networks Facebook, Github, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter. These social media buttons work with third-party cookies. If you click these buttons, these cookies are sent to the respective service.
Enabling, disabling and removing cookies through the browser
You can disable cookies through the browser (see, for example, this information: Aboutcookies.org).
Please note: if you refuse and/or delete cookies, you cannot always use all the website’s features. In addition, the act of refusing or deleting cookies only affects the computer and browser with which you perform this operation. If you use multiple computers and/or browsers, you need to repeat the above operation(s) as many times as necessary.
More information about enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found by using the ‘Help’ function of your browser.
A list of cookies set by the Akvo Foundation can be downloaded here.