When the Cookies crumble: The use of tracking technologies in Nigeria.

Tracking technologies such as cookies, trackers, web beacons and so on are used by businesses to collect, store and share information about user activities on digital platforms. These tracking technologies have been transformative for many online businesses that have leveraged their capabilities to target users with advertisements.

However, tracking technologies can be privacy nightmares as they can profile users across various platforms, share data without authorisation, and users may not even know how their personal data is collected, how it is stored, whom it is shared with, and for what purpose.

This report by Tech Hive Advisory and Ikigai Innovation Initiative explored tracking technologies in Nigeria across various sectors by examining their privacy and cookie notices and accessing their web and mobile applications.