Last Updated: 01 December 2020
The Protestant Theological University (“we”, “our”, “us”) operates African Theology Worldwide (the “website”). This page informs users of the website (“you”, “your”) of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information that we receive from you.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
What are cookies?
According to Google, “A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.”
Strictly necessary cookies
Some cookies are strictly necessary for the website to work securely and properly. For example, according to Google, security cookies enable the website to “authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.” Furthermore, “Process cookies help make the website work and deliver services that the website visitor expects, like navigating around web pages or accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, the website cannot function properly.”
Other cookies facilitate your use of the website. For example, according to Google, preference cookies “remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region you are in…. Loss of the information stored in a preference cookie may make the website experience less functional but should not prevent it from working.” Furthermore, “Websites often collect information about how users interact with a website. This may include the pages users visit most often and whether users get error messages from certain pages…. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the website unusable.”
Google Analytics Cookies
Still other cookies help to analyse how you use the website. According to Google, “Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘_ga’ cookie.” If you don’t want Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics browser add-on. Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy.
The website does not use advertising cookies.