Advans Ghana Savings & Loans wishes to inform you in a clear and transparent way about the use made of cookies when you browse through the Advans website https://www.advansghana.com/ and its application MyAdvans.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that is saved on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone...) by a website you visit and in which is stored certain basic information of your internet history and behaviour.
A user can not be identified directly through a cookie, but it identifies the used device or internet browser. The term “cookie” refers to all the technologies used to track the web browsing of a user.
Cookies are used on Advans Ghana Savings & Loans' website for different purposes. Thanks to them, your web browsing may be eased. We may also offer you personalised contents or advertising. It also allows us to compile statistical visit data.
When you visit our website and application, we may then gather information regarding your activity on them and your preferences through cookies.
Which types of cookies are used?
Functional cookies: These cookies are required for the website to function normally. It can be, for instance, cookies to adapt the website interface to your device display to ensure the best user experience. It can also be cookies we need to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations or to ensure the proper functioning of the website.
Audience measurement cookies: We use audience measurement cookies, either directly or through our service provider, to better understand the use and performance of our website, to compile statistical data and volumes of visits and use of various elements of our website (visited pages, use path, etc.). These cookies produce completely anonymous statistical data.
Thanks to these cookies, we are therefore able to improve the ergonomics of our website and our application and to compile statistics on the performance of our advertising campaigns.
Advertising cookies: Through these cookies, Advans Ghana Savings & Loans is able to share personalised advertisements based on your browsing behaviour on our site and your profile.
Advans Ghana Savings & Loans uses the browsing data collected with these tracers to also improve its customer knowledge and to send you personalised communications in line with your needs.
Social Media and content sharing cookies: Social media buttons are present on our website. They are linked to our social media accounts to facilitate the follow-up on our news and our publications on these networks.
When you go to a webpage by using one of these buttons, your internet browser might send data to the related social network company that might then link what you see to your profile on the social network.
Advans Ghana Savings & Loans does not control the cookies placed directly by Google and social media on your internet browser. To find out more, we recommend that you consult the privacy policies specific to each of these social media:
Facebook/Instagram : https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/previous
Twitter : https://twitter.com/en/privacy
The following table describes how cookies work in detail:
|_ga||.advansgroup.com||24 months||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session, and campaign data, and also tracks site usage for site analysis reporting. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.|
|_gid||.advansgroup.com||1 day||Installed by Google Analytics, the _gid cookie stores information about visitor usage of the website, while also creating a website performance analysis report. Data collected include number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.|
|_gat||.advansgroup.com||1 minute||This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrict the request rate and thus limit data collection on high traffic websites.|
How to disable third-party cookies on your browser
With some browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox you will be able to block third-party cookies. This blocking limits certain functionalities and can generate errors/ bugs.
To disable third-party cookies on Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or other Chromium browsers go to: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
To disable third-party cookies on Mozilla Firefox or other Gecko browsers go to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/third-party-cookies-firefox-tracking-protection