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Acceptance of Website Use Cookie Statement

This cookie statement is designed to help you understand more about how cookies work and how we as the College of Cape Town use it on our website.

Cookies are small file containing a line of text that is sent and stored on your computer when you visit a web site. Cookies help to provide a better and faster experience by helping a website remember information about your visit to make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you.

Our Cookies

The types of cookies we use all fall into one of four categories:

Strictly Necessary and Functional

You need these cookies for our websites to work properly. They are essential to help your devices download or stream the information, or so you can move around websites and use their features. Without these cookies, content, products or services cannot be provided.

For example, if the website is only permitted to function in certain geographic areas, you’ll need a cookie to enable you to access it or these cookies support the function of certain operations on our sites or services, we use a music radio cookie to enable you to listen to any of our audio streams or a video streaming one to enable you to watch video clips.

If you delete or block these cookies, some of the features on our site may not work effectively or at all.

Improving performance and your browsing experience

These cookies allow us to understand how our visitors engage with our websites and apps, for example count the total amount of page visits and sources of traffic so that we can measure and improve the performance of our sites and apps. They also enable us to understand how users without personally identifying visitors, on an anonymised aggregated basis, use our sites.

For example, remembering if you’ve been to the application or website before or restricting the number of times you’re shown a particular online advertisement.


We like to keep track of what websites, information and links are popular and which ones do not get used so much, to help us keep our information relevant and up to date.

Our applications, web locations, websites and communications you get from us contain small invisible images known as ‘web beacons’ or ‘pixels’. These are used to manage the interaction between you and the online information or email and allow us to assess the effectiveness of the communication.

Personalisation and Advertising

These cookies allow us to provide a high-quality experience by customising the content that we offer you across our sites.

We might use the information collected by these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on the articles and other content you have viewed when visiting any of our websites.

They enable us to deliver to you relevant advertising (our own and that of our Partners) on our websites and in our mobile apps. We use these cookies to inform us when we have shown you an advert, to ensure we do not show you the same content too often. We also use these cookies to measure the effectiveness of the advertising that you see or hear on our services.

Cookie Choices

When you first visit this site, or the first time you visit after you have deleted our cookies from your device, you will be presented with a notice informing you that our sites use cookies.

The option of managing preferences allows you to view our privacy policy and this cookie notice and allows you to manage your preferences as set out in the notice.

When you first visit this site, or the first time you visit after you have deleted our cookies from your device, you will be presented with a notice informing you that our sites use cookies. This notice gives you the option to manage preferences or consent using a cookie manager tool which will allow you to choose what cookies you want to allow us to use and to turn off those that you don’t. You can see the whole list of cookies we use on the tool.

Essential cookies that make the site work will be turned on by default but you can choose to turn other cookies such as analytics cookies and advertising cookies on and off. We recommend that you turn on performance and analytics cookies though as this helps us deliver a better service to you!

By clicking the consent button, you agree to use our websites, content, products or services and our processing as well as the cookies described in this notice. You should be aware that when you access or use our, or our Partners’, content, products and services, we may collect information from the devices you use by using ‘cookies’. We, and our Partners, also collect such information from third party websites, mobile sites and from apps where we show our own adverts, using cookies and related ad technology.

Some or all of the cookies identified below may be stored in your browser, depending on your preferences.

If you continue to use the site after being presented with that notice, we will assume that you are happy with our use of cookies as described here unless you opt-out.

How other companies’ cookies are used

Some of our websites and platforms will contain links to other companies’ sites. If you follow one of these links a cookie might be used to tell the other site that you came from one of our sites. That other site may then pay us a small amount for the successful referral. For more information, see the Internet Advertising Bureau’s guide about how affiliate marketing works. Note that when you visit those other companies’ sites, they will have their own privacy notices which set out what personal data they collect and how they will use it.

Disabling or Blocking Cookies

If you want to learn how to disable cookies generally without using our tool or if you want more information on cookies, please click here

You can delete all cookies at any time using your internet browser settings and you can also set your browser so that cookies are automatically blocked and prevented from being set.

Managing Cookies

All browser technologies enable you to see and manage the cookies. This means that you can either delete cookies from your cookie folder once you have finished your visit at our website or you can set your preferences with regard to the use of cookies before you begin browsing our website.

How to remove cookies via a Browser

You can find out further information at:

Organisations which provide more information on Online Behavioural Advertising

Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) “Your Online Choices” page allows you to choose not to receive behavioural advertising from each of the advertising networks represented by the IAB.

Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) opt out page allows you to choose not to receive behavioural advertising from each of the ad networks represented by the NAI.

Digital Advertising Alliance’s self-regulatory program for online behavioural advertising choices page.

Contact Us

If you have any further questions about how we process your personal information, or if you would like to exercise any of your rights under this policy, please contact us at