This policy sets out how we use website information.  In this policy we use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and other similar technologies covered by the EU Directive on privacy in electronic communications. Please note that we may update it from time to time. For more information please contact:

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. You may delete cookies, however you may lose any information that enables you to access the website more quickly.

(1) The information we collect

We may collect, store and use the following personal information from you when you access our website:

information about your computer and about your visits to and use of the website including IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation and any other information your browser provides routinely;

information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;

information provided when you register with us;

information provided when you subscribe to our website services, email notifications etc;

any other information that you may send us via our website or our business premises;

(2) Cookies

Solarcentury Africa may set and access cookies on your computer to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on our websites. Solarcentury Africa complies with the cookie requirements of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Regulations). Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Solarcentury Africa uses a session ID cookie such as PHPSESSID to identify your current user session on our websites. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your web browser. By default, your browser will accept cookies, however this can be altered. Therefore, if you do not wish cookies to be used, you may need to actively delete or block the cookies. If you reject the use of cookies, you will still be able to visit our website but some of the functions may not work correctly. For further details, on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally please visit

By using our website without deleting or rejecting some or all cookies, you agree that we can place those cookies that you have not deleted or rejected on your device.

For some of the functions within our websites we use third party suppliers, for example, when you visit a page with videos embedded from or links to YouTube. These videos or links (and any other content from third party suppliers) may contain third party cookies, and we encourage you to consult the privacy policies of these third party vendors on their websites for information regarding their use of cookies.


We embed videos from our official YouTube channel which may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Cookie Description Duration Type
PREF This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to store user preferences like language or any other customizations for YouTube Videos embedded in different sites. 7 months Preferences
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website. 5 months Advertisement
GPS This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location 30 minutes Analytics
YSC This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos. Performance

To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Google Double Click

Our websites also use Google Double Click to track how you use the website and to enable us to maximise your online experience:

Cookie Description Duration Type
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile. 1 year Advertisement

Google Analytics

Our websites also use Google Analytics to track our site performance and to enable us to maximise your online experience:

Cookie Description Duration Type
_gat This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. 1 minute Performance
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. 1 day Analytics
_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 2 years Analytics

Further details of these cookies can be accessed here: