Cookies and similar technologies

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Anxiety Support and Awareness Centre Trust, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, www.asactrust.co.zw (our website). This Cookies Policy is effective from May 24, 2018.

Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. For residents of the European Union,  ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. Customers outside of the EU can modify their use of ‘non-essential’ cookies and other technologies by reviewing the information contained below or in the section How to Accept or Reject Cookies.For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

About Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or

strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyze your behaviour on a website or personalize site and email content to your interest (‘functional’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.

You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.

For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies .

Non-essential cookies

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

Functional cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Targeting (or advertising) cookies

Functional cookies

These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose.

How to opt in or out from functional cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We will only process such personal information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or device.

Legitimate interests: improving your website experience and providing or enhancing the website functionality you have requested via personalization technology. Additionally, we use this information to determine where users may be encountering errors or bugs on the site or to solicit feedback from users on how the site may be improved or what products we should offer in the future. This information is analyzed in an aggregated, anonymous manner where individual user data cannot be viewed.

For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of functional cookies, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://asactrust.co.zw/privacy-policy/

Statistical (or performance) cookies

Statistical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work.

The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga, _gat, _gid, collection. The information we collect using analytical cookies is collected on an anonymized basis.

More information

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests: analyzing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: https://asactrust.co.zw/privacy-policy/

Marketing (or advertising) cookies

Marketing (or advertising) cookies record information about your visit to and use of our website, for advertising purposes. We use the targeting cookies for the following purposes on our website: to let you share User Generated Content (UGC) or products on our site via social media networks such as Facebook or Instagram. For information on third party targeting or advertising cookies we use on our website, please see the section below entitled Third party cookies.

How to opt in or out from marketing cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from advertising cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from advertising cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests: displaying advertisements to you about our products and services.

Third party cookies

Third parties use cookies to analyze your use of our website and/or to display advertisements (including third party advertisements) to you.

Google AdWords cookies to track whether you have come to us via an advertisement we have placed on a search engine results page AND/OR elsewhere across the internet, such as another website and to record information relating to how you came to us such as your location when you accessed our website, the time of day you visited and the device you were using and how much you may buy. Google may use different cookies to track how you came to our website depending on what advertisement you clicked on and where.

Google remarketing cookies to display advertisements to you about our goods and services across the internet, including on other websites you visit. Google uses cookies to display advertisements to you about our products and services on other websites and locations across the internet based on the fact that you have visited our website. Google may also display other advertisements across the internet to you about third party services using the Google AdSense network, although this is beyond our control. For more information about Google remarketing, click here: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2453998?hl=en

More Information

For information about the cookies Google uses in relation to the above, see the ‘Advertising’ section on the Types of cookies used by Google page in Google’s cookies policy, which is available here: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/

For information about how Google uses data from cookies for its own purposes, please visit the following link www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

How to opt in or out from third party cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests: the purposes for which we use the third party cookies as described above. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of third party cookies, including automated decision making and profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here:

Other technologies

Web beacons

We and any marketing companies we use such as Klaviyo Inc. or Qubit Inc. also embed web beacons in our marketing emails and on our website. Web beacons are small GIF image files which enable us to track your receipt of our marketing emails, how often you view our website pages, your location, IP address and browser information. Web beacons are activated whenever you open a marketing email or access a page on our website which contains a web beacon. Web beacons transmit data when you view them but are not capable of accessing any other information on your computer. Web beacons are not stored on your hard drive unless you download a GIF image containing them.

Some (but not all) browsers enable you to restrict the use of web beacons by either preventing them from sending information back to their source (for example, when you choose browser settings that block cookies and trackers), or by not accessing the images containing them (for example, if you select a ‘do not display images (in emails)’ setting in your email server).

How to opt in or out

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process the information we gather from the use of web beacons in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interest: analyzing the effectiveness of our email marketing campaigns and determining which products may be the most relevant to your interests. 

Facebook Pixel

We use a Facebook Pixel on our website. Facebook Pixel is a tracking code which allows us to track and monitor the success of advertisements we use on Facebook and to improve the effectiveness of those advertisements by recording information such as the device you used to access our website and the actions you took on our website using cookies. We may also use Facebook Pixel to create retargeting advertisements and custom audiences for our advertisements on Facebook and on our website.

Facebook aggregates data gathered from our use of Facebook Pixel on our website with data it gathers from other sources, in order to improve and target advertisements displayed on its website or via its services, to improve its systems and to provide measurement services to third parties which use Facebook’s advertising services. You can find out more about how Facebook handles information they collect about you and other individuals by accessing their privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy Please note, however, that we Facebook’s GDPR compliance status is beyond our control and Facebook has already been fined for breaches of EU privacy law under current legislation, in particular for not getting proper consent to the processing of personal information (you can find out more about this here: https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-spain-fine/facebook-fined-1-2-million-euros-by-spanish-data-watchdog-idUKKCN1BM1OU

How to opt in or out

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process the information we gather from the use of web beacons in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interest: analyzing the effectiveness of our advertisements on Facebook. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of Facebook Pixel , including automated decision making and profiling please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here:https://asactrust.co.zw/privacy-policy/