Cookie policy

(Last updated 12 March 2019) 

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies allow us to enhance and personalise your online experience and help us to provide customised services and information. For example, we use cookies on our website to collect anonymous traffic data and also to enhance and personalise your experience with our site. Tracking cookies assist with delivering online advertising and analysing its effectiveness. By better understanding what our audiences are interested in, we can more efficiently promote Girl Effect. For example, if you have looked at certain pages on our website we might want to highlight a resource or give information about a particular service to you. Girl Effect and our partners can’t gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We are unable to proactively reach out to you personally as the process is anonymised, and the data is owned by the respective third party but you can opt out of these cookies at any time.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s ‘Help’ menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly.

Types of cookies

In broad terms, cookies used on our Website will be for one of the following purposes: Analytical purposes; Usage preferences; Session management: Targeting for online advertising; and/or Functional purposes.

Cookie preferences

If you wish to remove cookies set by our Websites from your browser in the future, you may delete them. The instructions for removing cookies from your computer or mobile device depend on the operating system and web browser you use. Please note, however, that withdrawing your agreement to the use of cookies on our site may impair the functionality and user experience of the site.

Third party cookies

When you visit our Websites, you may receive cookies that are set by third parties. For example, you may receive a cookie set by Google. These cookies are used for the purposes described in the “Why Do We Use Cookies?” section of this policy. We do not control the setting of these third party cookies, so we suggest you might wish to check the third party websites for more information about their use of cookies and how to manage them.

Cookies we use

As at 12 March 2019, we use the following third party cookies:

_ga: Google Analytics. Unique Identifier. Used to distinguish users.

_gid: Google Analytics. Unique Identifier. Used to distinguish users.

_dc_gtm: DoubleClick, Google Tag Manager. Unique Identifier. Used to help identify the visitors by either age, gender, or interests.











(all associated with login information for the user’s YouTube account)

IDE (Set to target advertisements relevant to the user)






















Information regarding the above cookies are detailed on their respective websites: