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Cookie Policy

The Wallace Group is required to provide clear information, informing people how it makes use of cookies on its website, and to provide details on how individuals can opt out of using those cookies. The requirement to do this is set out in Regulation 6 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR).

Our Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Volunteer Zambia website, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

Cookies are normally small text files that are stored on the hard drive of a computer (or a mobile device) when a user accesses a website. A cookie file is used by internet browsers to allow websites to recognise a user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions. These files can normally be found in the directory/folder that was created on a computer when the internet browser was installed.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

Cookies can be grouped into four categories, outlined below. The Volunteer Zambia website currently uses strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies and functionality cookies.

  1. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website successfully. Without these cookies some features of our website would fail.

  1. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, including which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect any information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

  1. Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced personalised features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide website features which you wish to use, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

  1. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests on other websites. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. This kind of cookie remembers that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

The Volunteer Zambia website makes use of cookies to allow the website to function effectively, to provide analytics and track website performance. Some third-party services which are part of the Volunteer Zambia website may also make use cookies, including some which may be used to target adverts to you on other websites. We use both session and persistent cookies on the website. Full details can be found below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies:

WordPress (the software used to power this website) sets the following cookies in your browser, if you have logged into the website dashboard:

Name Purpose Duration
PHPSESSID Used to identify your unique session on the website Session (cookie expires when the site is exited)
wordpress_ Used to record a logged-in user. This is restricted to the admin area 2 weeks
wordpress_logged_in_ Used to record a logged in user 2 weeks
wp-settings Used to customize the user’s view of the admin interface. 2 weeks
wp-settings-time Used to customize the user’s view of admin interface and also the main site interface 2 weeks

Third-party Cookies

In addition to the essential cookies, we also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the website. This is done through the third-party Google Analytics (Google Inc.), which is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). These have been summarised below:

Name Purpose Duration
_ga Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users 24 hours
_gat Used to limit the number of requests made. 1 minute

The Wallace Group uses a range of external services within its website, such as YouTube and Twitter, and these external services may also drop cookies onto your computer. These third party cookies fall into the functionality cookies category and the targeted advertising cookies category.

If you use the services provided by any of the above on the Volunteer Zambia website, you are likely to come into contact with the cookies that these providers use. You should access their website privacy notice to find details of how to opt out of their cookies.

Cookies in the main are advantageous and generally enhance the experience of browsing a website.

Please note that disabling cookies when using the Volunteer Zambia website might result in you not being able to use all of the website’s functionality, services and features, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Any user can restrict or block the cookies on the Volunteer Zambia website by amending the browser settings. Most browsers can be configured to refuse cookies, or to provide a warning before a computer accepts them. The help function within your browser should tell you how to configure it to refuse cookies or to alert you to their use.

You can manage the cookies stored on your device as well as stop cookies from being installed on your browser. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set visit:

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit the Google opt out tool.