1. Introduction 

Octagon Africa and its subsidiaries (“the Website”) store and access information such as cookies and other related technology. In the Policy below we inform you about the use and control of cookies on our website. 

By accessing our Website, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy. If you disagree with our access and use of cookies, please disable cookies on your devices by selecting “disable”. 

2. What are cookies? 

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored in your device therein may be returned to our servers or the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit. 

3. Uses of Cookies 

  • To permit the Website  to remember the unique details of a particular user, assisting users in making the most of their time spent on the Website; 
  • To identify and count the number of visitors, then evaluate the effectiveness of our Website; 
  • To identify preferences and usernames. This allows for quicker matching of your desired interests and more personalized content display; 
  • To enhance security; and 
  • To improve usage and access of the website. 

4. Types of Cookies 

  4.1 Technical or functional cookies 

These cookies ensure that certain parts of the Website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our Website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our Website. 

  4.2 Statistics cookies 

We use statistics cookies to optimize the Website experience for our users. With these statistics cookies, we get insights into the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place statistics cookies. 

  4.3 Marketing/Tracking Cookies 

These are cookies or any other form of local storage, used to create user profiles to display advertising or to track the user on our Website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes. 

  4.4 Social Media 

On our Website, we have included content from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram (“Social Networks”) to promote web pages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social. This content is embedded with code derived from Social Networks and places cookies which might store and process certain information for personalized advertising. 

Please read the privacy statement of these Social Networks (which can change regularly) to read what we do with your data which we process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible.  

5. How to Control Cookies 

When you visit our Website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on “Save preferences”, you consent to us using the categories of cookies and plug-ins you selected in the pop-up, as described in this Cookie Policy. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our Website may no longer work properly. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our website again. 

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed.