Data protection legislation and regulations (including without limitation the South African Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 [POPIA] and the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 [GDPR], and all regulations thereunder) apply to the processing of cookies and require all website operators to inform website visitors about their usage of cookies and similar technologies, e.g. pixels, (hereinafter ‘cookies’), and collect visitors’ consent to such usage.
Curro Holdings Limited is committed to protecting users’ privacy during their visits to its websites and recognises its responsibility to hold users’ information securely and confidentially.
When visiting a Curro website, Curro may collect information about a user that may not personally identify them, but may be helpful for improving the operation of the website. Such information may be collected through 'traffic data' and may entail the use of 'cookies', 'IP addresses' or other numeric codes used to identify a user’s computer.
Cookies are small text files located in browser directories and are commonly used on the internet.
It is important to note that most of the cookies used by Curro do not capture information that can personally identify website users. The information captured helps Curro improve user experience of its websites and may include:
- time and duration of visits to a Curro website;
- pages viewed by users while on a Curro website;
- URLs of the websites from which users arrive, or those to which they move on leaving the Curro website, in order to help Curro understand its visitor profile and/or recognise when a visitor has been directed to a Curro website by a partner website; or
- analytical data to help Curro count the number of visitors to a website and better understand how visitors move around Curro websites.
- provide visitors with Curro products and services that are of interest;
- verify a user’s identity when accessing login services;
- manage Curro’s targeted online marketing activities;
- give users a better online experience and track website performance; and
- optimise the Curro website and make it more relevant to visitor needs.
Curro may use the following types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in Curro’s systems. They are usually set only in response to actions that amount to a request for services, such as setting a user’s privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
Users can set their browsers to block or alert them about these cookies, but, if blocked, some parts of the website will not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.\\
Performance cookies: these cookies allows Curro to count visits and traffic sources in order to measure and improve the performance of the website. They also enable Curro to know which pages are the most and least popular, and see how visitors move around the website.
All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If a user does not allow these cookies, Curro will not know when the website was visited and will not be able to monitor its performance.
How to manage cookies
In most cases, cookies are harmless, and users will only diminish their browsing experience by disabling them.
If cookies relating to a website are deleted, information about a user will not be stored, including cookie preferences, and the user will be treated as a first-time visitor when next visiting the website.
If a user would like to restrict or block the cookies Curro sets, this can be done through the user’s browser settings. The ‘help’ function within the browser should provide the information necessary in order to do this.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Please note that some parts of Curro’s websites may not function properly if cookies are rejected by a user.
BY ACCESSING AND USING THIS WEBSITE, THE USER CONSENTS TO THE USE OF THEIR INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES SET OUT ABOVE.
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