Cookie policy

We've designed this information page to provide our site visitors with accessible, transparent information about the cookies we use. 

This information is relevant for visitors to the site. For more information about how we process your personal data collected through Girls’ Education Challenge site, please visit our privacy statement

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We recognise that transparency is an ongoing responsibility so we will keep this Cookie Policy under regular review.

This cookies policy was last updated on 23.12.2021.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide statistical information to site owners. Some cookies also enable the display of relevant advertising when you move from site to site.

Our Cookies, Your Choice

We use two types of cookies on our site: 

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for our site to operate. Our website cannot function without these cookies so they are always set on.

You can manage and control cookies through your browser (a good search term is ‘managing cookies’). Your choices will include removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ when you leave our site. If you do switch cookies off for our site it may not work as well as you would expect it to. 

Analytics Cookies  

These cookies allow us to measure and report on website activity such as which pages are visited most frequently and how visitors move around the site. The information collected does not directly identify any visitors individually. We drop these cookies and use Adobe analytics to help us analyse the data. 

The table below provide details about the actual cookies we use of each type. We’ve included information on the duration of each cookie, its purpose and if its use involves the transfer of information to any of our third party business partners. These partners include: 

  • Adobe
  • Google
  • Microsoft
Section A: Strictly necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are essential for you to browse the Girls Education Challenge website and use its features. These cookies are first-party session cookies, meaning they are directly stored by the website.  

List of strictly necessary cookies:

Note : All the Information is shared with PwC

Section B: Analytics cookies

Cookie Name

First or third party Cookie?

Cookie Duration

Cookie Description

Information shared with



30 days

Records the selection of user to accept adobe analytics to be read by the application for capturing website data

PwC and Adobe


Managing cookies on your device

We use cookies to personalise content and to provide you with an improved user experience. You can control and manage cookies using your browser (see below). Please note that removing or blocking cookies can impact your user experience and some functionality may no longer be available.

Using your browser to control cookies

Most browsers allow you to view, manage, delete and block cookies for a website. Be aware that if you delete all cookies then any preferences you have set will be lost, including the ability to opt-out from cookies as this function itself requires placement of an opt out cookie on your device. Guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers is linked below.

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

MacOS Safari

Microsoft Internet Explorer

For information on additional browsers and device types please see  or

Managing Analytics cookies

You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing history within our websites or applications recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their analytics cookies by clicking on following links:


If you would like to opt out of all cookies from your browser, please follow the steps below (example shown for the Google Chrome browser application):

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser application
  2. Select the three dots (icon) in the top right corner of your browser/screen
  3. Select 'More Tools', then 'Clear Browsing Data'
  4. Select 'Advanced' and check only 'Cookies and other site data' (Uncheck all other checkboxes)
  5. Once you have unchecked the other checkboxes, select 'Clear Data'
  6. Close the Google Chrome browser application and relaunch the application in a new browser
  7. The Cookie Preferences pop-up will reappear on the GEC website, ready for you to select your preferences again