Cookie policy

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Cookies policy

About cookies

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory, or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customizing a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Why we use cookies

We use cookies for analyzing the effectiveness of our website so that we can continuously improve your experience with our brand.

List of cookies we use

We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website:

Name of the cookie Placed by Purpose Duration
connect.sid Studee Keeps track of session Session
studee-browserid Studee Identifies browser 1 year
studee-popular-currencies Studee Used to store popular currencies for display Session
studee-preferred-currency Studee Used to localise currency display Session
studee-sessionid Studee Identifies session Session
studeeapply-universityid Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-university Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-programid Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-program Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-journey Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-progLevel Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-slug Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-existinguser Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-email Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-last_name Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-first_name Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-phone_number Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
studeeapply-start_date Studee Stores information relating to apply feature Session
__cfduid Cloudflare Identify individual clients behind a shared IP address 1 month
__hssc HubSpot Keeps track of sessions 30 minutes
__hssrc HubSpot Keeps track of session Session
__hstc HubSpot Keeps track of visitors 13 months
hubspotutk HubSpot Keeps track of vistor identity 13 months
messagesUtk HubSpot Used to recognise visitors who use the chatflows tool 13 months
_ga Google Analytics Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gaexp Google Analytics Used to determine inclusion in an A/B experiment 90 days (typically)
_gat_UA-9566326-19 Google Analytics Used to throttle request rate 1 minute
_gid Google Analytics Used to distinguish users 24 hours
intercom-id-a4zq5bms Intercom Unique anonymous identifier 9 months
intercom-session-a4zq5bms Intercom Keeping track of sessions 1 week

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies

These are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested

How to opt out of essential cookies

  • Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note that if you block all cookies, our website and its functionality will not work or display properly.
  • You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.

For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Non-essential cookies

These are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyze your behavior on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

  • Functional cookies
  • Analytical (or performance) cookies

Functional cookies

These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies that serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose.

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work.

We use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on, your location (based on your IP address).

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies

Session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

Other technologies

Web beacons

We also embed web beacons in our marketing emails and on our website. Web beacons are small GIF image files that enable us to track your receipt of our marketing emails, how often you view our adverts or website pages, your location, IP address, and browser information.

Web beacons are activated whenever you open a marketing email or access a page on our website which contains a web beacon. Web beacons transmit data when you view them but are not capable of accessing any other information on your computer. Web beacons are not stored on your hard drive unless you download a GIF image containing them.

Some browsers enable you to restrict the use of web beacons by either preventing them from sending information back to their source (for example, when you choose browser settings that block cookies and trackers) or by not accessing the images containing them (for example, if you select a ‘do not display images (in emails)’ setting in your email server).

How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies.

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

Accepting or rejecting cookies

Browser settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications that you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

Google Adsettings

You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here adssettings.google.com' and by:

  • unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and
  • switching the ‘Ads Personalisation’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).

Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Web beacons

You can opt out of our use of web beacons in our marketing emails by emailing us at [email protected].

Copyright, credit and logo

This cookie policy is based on a template provided by GDPR Privacy Policy. For further information, please visit gdprprivacypolicy.org

The copyright in this cookie policy is either owned by or licensed to, us and is protected by copyright laws around the world and copyright protection software. All intellectual property rights in this document are reserved. Where we display the GDPR Privacy Policy logo on our website, this is used to indicate that we have adopted a privacy policy template provided by GDPR Privacy Policy as the basis for this Privacy Policy.