Cookie Use Notice

Cookie Use Notice

This Cookie Use Notice applies to the National Information Technology Authority – Uganda (NITA-U) website accessed via www.nita.go.ug.

This Cookie Notice explains how we use cookies and similar technologies.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files with small pieces placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to improve the website browsing experience.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why

Cookie Name

Purpose

_gid

Used for analytics purposes, throttle the request rate, application insights on user activity and site performance analysis. This helps us to track our website performance, assist you in navigation and continuously improve how we offer our content. Analytics data contain anonymous information such as the number of visitors to our website, pages most visited, etc

_ga;

_gat

ai_user

 

We do not use the analytics data to identify individuals that use our website. The analytics data is collected in an anonymous form using a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc and the Microsoft Application Insights software. As such these services utilize their respective cloud services for anonymous data analytics processing. These services are used by website owners to measure their site performance.

In addition, to the above, Third Party Cookies are installed on your computer. Third-Party Cookies are created by domains that are not the website that you are visiting.  Basically, a third-party cookie is placed on a website by someone other than the owner (a third party) and collects user data for the third party.

These include:

Cookie Name

Purpose

IDE

Used for re-targeting, optimization, reporting and attribution of online content. Here is the link to the Google Analytics data practices - https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

YSC

This cookie is set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube videos to track the usage of its services. The YouTube Cookies are only installed when you press play on a video

 

Your options on managing Cookie Settings

Third-party cookies may be blocked and deleted through your browser settings. Here is more information:

Firefox - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/third-party-cookies-firefox-tracking-protection

Chrome - https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop

Safari - https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Edge - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/issue-with-blocking-third-party-cookies-f91209bd-0104-2446-61be-d2e4d7da64da

Opera - https://blogs.opera.com/news/2015/08/how-to-manage-cookies-in-opera/

 

In addition to the above, Google has an ‘Opt-out Browser Add-on’ that individuals may use to prevent their usage data from being used by the Google Analytics service. More information can be accessed here - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Version 2.0 – October 2021