GIZ Energy Support Programme

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

  • First party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
  • Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

Every time you visit the SETP websites, you will be prompted to accept or refuse cookies.

The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences (such as user name, language, etc.) for a certain period of time.

That way, you don’t have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit.

Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.

How do we use cookies?

SETP website mostly use “first-party cookies”. These are cookies set and controlled by the EVSET Facility, the administrator of the SETP website.

However, to view some of our pages, you will have to accept cookies from external organisations.

The 4 types of first-party cookie we use are to:

  • Necessary cookies to store visitor preferences
  • Functional cookies to perform certain features
  • Analytical cookies to gather analytics data (about user behaviour)
  • Other optional cookies

Visitor preferences

These are set by us and only we can read them. They remember if you have agreed to (or refused) this site’s cookie policy.

NameServicePurposeCookie type and duration
cookieyes_consentCookieYesRemember your cookies’ consent preferences (so you won’t be asked again). It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors.First-party session cookie maintained for 1 year on your browser
elementorElementor LtdAllows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real – time – so you won’t be asked again.First-party session cookie, never
pll_languagePolylangRemember the language you select when returning to the website and get the language information when unavailable in another way.First-party session cookie maintained for 1 year

Analytics cookies

We use these purely for internal research on how we can improve the service we provide for all our users.

The cookies simply assess how you interact with our website – as an anonymous user (the data gathered does not identify you personally).

Also, this data is not shared with any third parties or used for any other purpose. The anonymised statistics could be shared with contractors working on communication projects under contractual agreement with the EVSET Facility.

However, you are free to refuse these types of cookies – either via the cookie banner you’ll see on the first page you visit or click the blue icon at the bottom left of the current page you are visiting.
Further information on data protection at matomo can be found here

NameServicePurposeCookie type and duration
_pk_id.1.7c9eMatomoThe _pk_id.1.7c9e cookie is a Matomo (also known as Piwik Pro) cookie that is used to identify unique visitors to a website. The cookie is set when a visitor first arrives on the website and is updated every time the visitor interacts with the website.1 year 27 days
_pk_ses.1.7c9eMatomoThe _pk_ses.1.7c9e cookie is a Matomo (also known as Piwik Pro) cookie that is used to store the session ID for a visitor to a website. The session ID is a unique identifier that is used to track the visitor’s activity on the website.30 minutes

Third-party cookies

Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.

But if you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.

Third-party providers on SETP websites

You Tube Internet Archive | Google Maps | Twitter | Facebook | Google | LinkedIn Airtable

These third-party services are outside of the control of the SETP websites administrator. Providers may, at any time, change their terms of service, purpose and use of cookies, etc.

How can you manage cookies?

Removing cookies from your device

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.

Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).

Managing site-specific cookies

For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser.

Blocking cookies

You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all.

Managing our analytics cookies

You can manage your preferences concerning cookies from Matomo Analytics by clicking the blue button at the bottom left of the current page you are visiting.