Abu Dhabi Center for Sheltering and Humanitarian Care – Ewaa

Cookie Notice

Last updated February 17, 2022

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Websites use cookies and similar files or technologies such as pixel tags, web beacons, local storage, HTML5 local storage, and mobile device IDs to store information or gain access to information stored on your device in device or equipment. You can find out more about cookies and similar technologies, and how we use them, in the information set out below.

If you do not accept the use of these cookies or similar technologies, please disable them by following the instructions in this policy below or by changing your browser settings so that cookies or similar technologies from www.ewaa.gov.ae cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.


Cookies are small text files that uniquely identify your browser or device. The cookie file is stored on your browser. When you return to that website (or visit websites that use the same cookies) these websites recognize the cookies and your browsing device.

There are other technologies which are similar to cookies such as pixel tags, web beacons, and mobile device IDs.

Pixels are small portions of code. Pixels are used to learn whether you have clicked on certain web content. This helps websites measure and improve their services and personalize your experience.

Web beacons are invisible picture files that are placed on a website. Web beacons are used to see how you interact with websites and understand how often you view certain content so that websites can be more efficient and easier to use. Web beacons collect limited information, including a cookie number, a record of the page on which they are placed and a timestamp. Websites may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers.

Mobile device IDs are a unique identifier which can be used to identify a mobile device. Advertising partners use these to show you ads that are useful to you and also to make sure they don’t show the same ad to you twice.

Local storage is used to store data on your device such as the last time you visited a webpage, to remember which items you put in our shopping cart, or welcome you to a website.

Some websites store information locally on your device using HTML5. This allows information to be stored in your browser after the browser has been closed and reopened. We only use HTML5 to store non-sensitive information, such as the previous page you viewed, the name of the current page you are viewing, the page title, and some of your preferences. We do not use HTML5 local storage to collect personal data from you. You can choose whether the data in HTML5 local storage should be kept beyond your current browser session or deleted. Depending on your browser, you can remove local storage, including HTML5, when clearing your cache and cookies.


Cookies do many different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies can tell us, for example, whether you have visited www.ewaa.gov.ae before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

There are different categories of cookies, including:

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies’, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by www.ewaa.gov.ae to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.


The types of cookies and similar technologies used by us and our partners in connection www.ewaa.gov.ae can be classified into one of five categories, namely ‘essential www.ewaa.gov.ae cookies’, ‘functionality cookies’, ‘analytics and performance cookies’, ‘advertising cookies’, and ‘ social media cookies’. Cookies do a lot of different tasks to ensure you enjoy your visit to www.ewaa.gov.ae, for example, they are used to remember your preferences on sites you visit, and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently. We have set out some further information about each category, and the purposes of the cookies we and third parties set in the following table.

Cookies necessary for essential www.ewaa.gov.ae purposes
Functionality Cookies
Performance Cookies
Social Media Cookies

In addition to the cookies we use on this website, we also use cookies and similar technologies in some emails which enable us to understand whether you have opened the email and how you have interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies will also be set on your computer or mobile device and will also be set if you click on any link within the website.


We use cookies on this site to make sure you can use the site easily and enjoy the site. Some of these cookies are essential and we can’t provide our service without them, but there are others that can be turned off. You have the right to choose whether or not to accept these optional cookies and similar technologies. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies or other essential locally stored data such as certain types of HTML5 data you may not be able to use the full functionality of www.ewaa.gov.ae.

You can change your preferences by changing the settings in your browser. Most browsers will allow you to choose the level of privacy settings you want. This lets you control your cookie settings so that you can:

Deleting cookies or similar technologies means that any preference settings you have made on a website will be lost. If you have set your preferences to opt out of cookies, this setting will be lost too, as that information is stored in a cookie. Blocking all cookies or similar technology means functionality on our websites will be lost, as described above. We do not recommend turning all cookies or similar technologies off when using our websites as we cannot guarantee that your experience on www.ewaa.gov.ae will be as good as it could otherwise be.

If you want to reduce your settings at any time (for example, if you accept all cookies, but later decide you do not want a certain type of cookie) you’ll need to use your browser settings to remove any third party cookies or similar technologies dropped on your previous visit.

For more information on how to manage the most popular browsers, please see below:

How to opt out of online ads

If you are visiting www.ewaa.gov.ae from the European Union, you have the option to opt out of seeing targeted online ads by visiting www.youronlinechoices.com. Please note that this list will contain more networks than those used on our site. Alternatively, you can opt out of certain cookies through the settings in your browser. Please note that neither of these options mean that you will see less advertising when you visit our site, the only effect is that the advertising will be less relevant to you.

Alternatively, you can manage cookies through the settings in your browser. Please note that this does not mean that you will see less advertising when you visit www.ewaa.gov.ae, the only effect is that the advertising will be less relevant to you.

Please note that these lists will contain more networks than those used on our www.ewaa.gov.ae.

We have also set out below links to some of our partners who set cookies on our www.ewaa.gov.ae. These links contain instructions on how to opt out of cookies:

To learn more about the advertising companies we work with and the choices they offer, please take a look at Digital Advertising Alliance.

How to opt out of managing performance cookies

You also have the option to opt out of having your browsing activity within websites recorded by performance cookies. We use the companies set out below and you can learn more about their cookies by clicking on the links provided. Please note that this will take you to the relevant third party website and will stop any further cookies being set by those third parties.

You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You should remember that if you block performance cookies, we cannot learn about your preferences or about what you like or don’t like in relation to our website.

When you visit www.ewaa.gov.ae for the first time, we will provide you with a notice which lets you know how we use cookies, why we use them and how you can change which cookies you accept.


If you have disabled one or more cookies, we will still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.


We will occasionally update this notice to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this policy, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of this notice. If we make any changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share information held in cookies, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on www.ewaa.gov.ae. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this policy or any of our other policies.


If you have any questions or comments about this policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us via email at info@www.ewaa.gov.ae or this address: 15th Floor, Daman Building, ADNEC Area, PO Box 30039, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.