Privacy policy

Afrobarometer is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The following is a description of what data is collected when you use this website and what it is used for.

This website uses cookies (text files that identify your computer to our server) and JavaScript tracking code to gather anonymous information about visitors' usage patterns, in order to improve the navigation of the site, the presentation of its content, and the quality of its services.  Cookies will indicate which pages have been accessed and when. This information is collected automatically.

The information collected does not include personal details such as your name, age, telephone number, postal address or email address, nor does it allow personal identification of a user.

However, we may collect personal information from you when you submit our online form or if you contact us by email.

The information we collect may be used to:

  • respond to your request for information
  • provide you with newsletters or details of events
  • contact you with future information about our work and events

You are free at all times to ask us to stop contacting you - simply click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or contact us via the website to be removed from our mailing lists.

External links

This site contains links to other sites. Afrobarometer is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites.

About Cookies 

A cookie is a file containing an identifier a string of letters and numbers that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

How Afrobarometer uses cookies

Afrobarometer uses cookies on its website to understand more about users and to improve their experience across the website. The purposes for which they are used are set out below:

  • to improve the website’s usability
  • to analyse the use of the website
  • to administer the website
  • to improve the security of the website

We use Google Analytics Universal to analyse the use of our website. Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at here.

Managing your cookie settings

Most browsers allow you to changing your settings and preferences for cookies. Use the links below to take a look at individual browser settings:

If you are using a browser we have not included above please refer to their website and support services.


No part of the Afrobarometer website may be reproduced, modified, or distributed in any form or manner without the prior written permission of Afrobarometer.

All photographs and images featured on this site are subject to copyright and must not be reproduced without permission. If you are interested in using any of the images, please contact the web contact manager at quoting the address of the page on which the image appears.

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this site, contact us at: