Who we are
Our website address is: https://airnews.co.za
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that is exchanged between the web browser and the web server. Cookies are stored on the (end) device of the website user. For example, these small files store basic information such as user preferences. The cookies are then sent back to the original website each time they visit. Cookies are useful because the website can use them to recognize the user’s browser or device over a period of time.
Most cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. This is a string that maps web pages and servers to the browser where the cookie is stored. This allows the web pages and servers to differentiate the browser from browsers to other cookies, and each browser can be identified by the unique cookie ID. This is solely for the unique identification of a web browser on a particular device and not for the identification of a person.
There are three categories of cookies:
- absolutely necessary cookies to ensure basic functions of the website
- functional cookies to ensure the performance of the website and
- targeted cookies to enhance the user experience.
How are cookies used for AirNews Services?
To use the AirNews service four types of cookies are used:
- Session cookies (session): These are only temporarily stored during a browser session and deleted from your devices when the browser is closed.
- Persistent cookies (Persistent): These are stored on your computer or device for a predefined amount of time, regardless of when the browser is closed.
- First Party Cookies (First Party): These are set by the AirNews website and are only read by this website. (For example, if you receive cookies from our website, they can only be recognized by our website).
By using cookies we can count the visitors on a certain page of our website.
You may decide at any time to refuse the use of our cookies or external third-party cookies by adjusting the cookie settings accordingly. The instructions for this can be found later in this policy.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address may be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.