Cookies are small text files or pieces of information that are stored on your computer or mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit our Site. A cookie will typically contain the name of the website from which it came, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. how long the cookie will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a unique, randomly generated number.


We use cookies to make our Site easier to use and to better tailor our Site and products to your interests and needs. Cookies can do this because websites can read and write these files, allowing them to get to know you and remember important information that will make your use of the website easier (for example by remembering preference settings).

Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experiences on our Site. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregate statistics that allow us to understand how users use our Site and to help us improve the structure and content of our Site. We cannot identify you personally from this information.


There are two types of cookies that may be used on our Site, called “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave our Site. Persistent Cookies remain on your device for a longer period of time or until you manually delete them (how long a cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifespan” of the cookie).

Third Party Cookies

We also use some suppliers who may set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our Site to enable them to deliver the services provided by them. If you would like further information about these cookies, as well as information about how to choose not to accept them, please read their privacy policies.


Below we list the different types of cookies used on the Usahid Site . Please note that to the extent that information collected through cookies is personal information, the provisions of the Privacy Policy apply and supplement this Cookie Policy.

Essential Cookies

Essential Cookies are required by our Site to operate and enable you to move around it and to use its services and features. Without these strictly necessary cookies, the Site will not work as smoothly for you as we would like and we may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features that you request.

Preference Cookies

Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember language or locale settings and customize our Site.

Social Plugin Tracking Cookies

These cookies are used to track members [and non-members] of social media networks for market research analysis, and product development.

Analytical Cookies

Analytical cookies may collect information about your use of the Site, and allow us to improve the performance of our Site. For example, analytical cookies show us which pages are most frequently visited on the Site, help us record any difficulties you experience on the Site, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see overall patterns of Site usage, in addition to individual usage.

Marketing Cookies

Advertising Cookies are used for marketing purposes.


Although most internet browsers are initially set to automatically accept cookies, most internet browsers allow you to change your settings to block cookies or alert you when cookies are sent to your device.

In addition to the options provided above, you can refuse, accept or delete cookies from the Site at any time by activating or accessing the settings on your browser. Information about the procedures for enabling, disabling or deleting cookies can be found on your internet browser provider's website via your help screen.

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled or deleted, not all features of the Site may operate as intended. For example, you may not be able to visit certain areas of our Site or you may not receive your personal information when you visit the Site.

If you use different devices to view and access the Site (e.g. computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adapted to your cookie preferences.


Some of the pages you visit on the Site may also collect information through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs) which can be shared with third parties who directly support promotional activities and website development. For example, website use information about visitors to our Site may be shared with third party advertising agencies to better target internet advertising banner ads on our website. Information collected through the use of pixel tags is not, however, personally identifiable, although it may be linked to your personal information.