Privacy and Cookies

Greenpeace believes you have a fundamental right to privacy on the web, and we work to protect your security online.


The Greenpeace Africa website (referred to as ‘website’) is managed by Greenpeace Africa (referred to as ‘we’) located at 293 Kent Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194.

The Greenpeace Council is considered the ‘data controller’ within the meaning of the applicable data protection legislation. The South African data protection authority has been notified of the processing of personal data as undertaken by us and described in this document.

Information collection and processing purposes

We may ask you to provide your name and contact details when posting a comment, signing a petition, or making a donation on our website. We may also maintain records with details of individuals who contact us for (further) information or for help, but only in case we need to contact them later on or provide further information to them in the future.

By providing your e-mail address, you can also subscribe to our mailing list in order to receive updates by email.

We show social networking sharing buttons and widgets from Facebook, Google, Twitter and AddThis on our website to enable you to easily share Greenpeace campaigns and news with friends. These social networking sharing buttons and widgets come from web servers which may track your behaviour on our website and may combine this with other information about you originating from other websites. You can install a browser add-on like “Disconnect” for Chrome and Firefox to disable them.

We also gather information automatically about website visitors to help us maintain and improve the design of our website. We use Google Analytics to gather this data and analyze it. You can install the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” to prevent information about your visits to our website being sent to Google Analytics.

Information sharing and disclosure practices

Your name may appear together with your comments on our website. To inspire others to take action, we may also show your name and a summary of what you have just done on our website for example, if you sign a petition or make a donation. If you petition someone using our website – for example a government official or company CEO – then we may send your name and email address with your message to them.

This privacy policy will not apply to the national/regional Greenpeace websites which are managed by the national/regional Greenpeace offices themselves. You can find the privacy policy of each Greenpeace website by clicking on “Privacy Statement” or “Privacy Policy” in the local language in the footer of their homepage.

Greenpeace is active in over 55 countries, and your local office is probably best suited to keep you updated. Therefore if you subscribe to our mailing list on this website and there is a Greenpeace office in your country, we may share your contact details with them to provide you with the most suitable newsletter and urgent alerts.

We may also disclose and provide access to the information you provided to our vendors and contractors who are performing services on our behalf. However, such vendors and contractors are not permitted to use your information for any purpose other than providing services to us. Finally, where we pass your information on to vendors or contractors located in countries outside the European Economic Area, we will make sure that they apply the same level of protection to your information as we do.

Security measures

We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to secure personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing. Our donation pages are secured using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.

Only employees who need to access information about supporters and website visitors to perform their work are granted access to this personal identifiable information.

Questions regarding the processing of your information and your rights

Should you have any questions on the processing of your personal data or if you would like to know which personal data are processed, or you would like to alter, delete or block some of the information processed concerning you, please contact supporter services on: [email protected].

We are obliged to request proof of identity before access is given.

If you would like us to remove your information from our mailing list, please click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email we sent to you or contact us at [email protected].

Review of and questions regarding the privacy policy

This privacy policy is reviewed on a regular basis. So please regularly check our website to find our latest version of the privacy policy.

If you have any questions relating to this policy, please address them to:

Greenpeace Africa
293 Kent Avenue

Tel: +27 482 4696

or write to [email protected]

Cookies Policy


About Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Whenever a browser requests an object from the same website or domain in the future, the browser (if you allow) will send the same small text file back to the origin server.

We use (or will use) cookies to:

There are different types of cookies

First party cookies

These are set by the website you’re visiting, and only that website can read them. In addition, a website might use a separate company to analyse how people are using their site. And this separate company will set their own cookie to do this.

Third party cookies

These are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting.

Some web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you Share a link to a page, the service you share it on (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser.

We (Greenpeace) have no control over third party cookies.

Advertising cookies

Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites.

Greenpeace does not advertise on its websites, therefore is an advertising cookie-free website.

Session cookies

These are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser e.g. Firefox or Safari.

Persistent cookies

These are saved on your computer. So they don’t get deleted when you close your browser.

Our Cookies

Third party cookies

On we currently use or embed content from the following third parties:

First party, session and persistent cookies

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website. We may send to you the following cookies:

Analytics cookies

Greenpeace uses Google Analytics to gather visitors’ use of our website and analyze the data to help us maintain and improve the design of our website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.

Classic Google Analytics cookies are _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _ga and _gid – and they all collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, browser ClientID (to identify returning users, for example), where visitors come to the site from and the pages they visited. Here’s the privacy overview of Google Analytics for more details.

Beside, it is important to mention that Google stores websites traffic information which have Google Analytics tracking code. Check Google’s privacy policy.

Cookies and personal information

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Contact us

This website is owned and operated by Greenpeace Africa. If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact the webmaster.