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What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file saved on your computer or device when you visit a website. Websites read the text stored in these cookies to help perform various tasks. Below we will describe the categories of cookies we use, what they do, and how to opt out of them.

Changes made to cookie settings here will apply only to global.cambridgecollege.edu.

Cookie Consent

We use four cookies to record your cookie consent preferences: COOKIES_CONSENT_BAR, COOKIES_PERFORMANCE, COOKIES_FUNCTIONALITY and COOKIES_ADVERTISING. Without these cookies, the website would not know whether or not you need to be shown the cookie consent message and/or have opted out of certain cookies.

Operational Cookies

Two cookies are essential to the normal operation of our website: CFID and CFTOKEN. Neither we nor any third-party affiliates record the information contained in these cookies. They are simply used to preserve the integrity and security of your browsing session. They expire as soon as the session ends and are replaced with new ones if you start a new session.

What is a Session?

Each time you open your browser and visit a website, that particular visit is called a session. Many websites, including ours, have features that depend on knowing when a session starts and ends. Information you provide or things you interact with won’t have to be repeated as long as the website knows you are still in the same session. This also helps the website run faster, as it can store some things in memory for a session and doesn’t have to start fresh every time you visit a new page.

What Information Do These Essential Cookies Contain?

The COOKIES_CONSENT_BAR, COOKIES_PERFORMANCE, COOKIES_FUNCTIONALITY and COOKIES_ADVERTISING cookies store a value of 1 (on) or 0 (off).

CFID contains a unique number that is not associated to any of your personal information. It simply tells the website that you are a different user than all the other users currently browsing the site at the same time. CFTOKEN is another unique number that the website pairs with CFID to ensure that your session remains secure, like a secret handshake. Again, both of these cookies are set to expire once the session ends.

What If I Still Want to Opt Out of the Essential Cookies?

Although we do not provide a mechanism to opt out of the essential cookies, you could disable all cookies in your browser by adjusting your browser privacy settings. This is not recommended as it would damage the functionality of many websites you visit. However, a quick web search for “How to disable cookies in [insert your browser here]” should provide you with the necessary instructions.

These cookies are provided by Google Analytics and allow us to anonymously record information about how our users interact with our site, which pages they visit and for how long, which marketing campaigns directed them there, etc. We use this data to improve our website and enhance our marketing efforts in order to provide users with the best experience possible. This data is associated to a user by a unique ID number and is not attached to any personal information. No name, phone number, email address, physical address or other such personally identifiable information is stored. IP addresses are also anonymized before passing to Google Analytics

Default Settings

Analytics and performance cookies are automatically turned off for users accessing our website from an IP address originating in the EU. For all other users, analytics and performance cookies are autmoatically turned on. These defaults take effect if no cookie preferences have been set or the preference cookies have expired or been deleted.

How Do I Opt Out?

Use the button next to the Analytics and Performance Cookies heading above to set your preferences for these cookies. A cookie will be saved to your device called COOKIES_PERFORMANCE with a value set to 1 (on) or 0 (off). This records your preference and if set to off, will prevent our website from saving analytics and performance cookies to your device. The COOKIES_PERFORMANCE cookie will expire in 180 days. If you revisit our website after that time, or if you delete the cookie, your preferences will revert to the defaults and you will need to set them again. You can change your preferences at any time by visiting this page.

You can also automatically opt out of Google Analytics cookies for all websites by installing a browser add-on. You can find more information here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Cookies in this category are required for certain non-essential features of the website. A prime example would be web chat, which uses a cookie to store a unique ID. Opting out of cookies in this category means any related features will be disabled since they require those cookies to operate.

Default Settings

Functionality cookies are automatically turned off for users accessing our website from an IP address originating in the EU. For all other users, functionality cookies are autmoatically turned on. These defaults take effect if no cookie preferences have been set or the preference cookies have expired or been deleted.

How Do I Opt Out?

Use the button next to the Functionality Cookies heading above to set your preferences for these cookies. A cookie will be saved to your device called COOKIES_FUNCTIONALITY with a value set to 1 (on) or 0 (off). This records your preference and if set to off, will prevent our website from saving functionality cookies to your device. The COOKIES_FUNCTIONALITY cookie will expire in 180 days. If you revisit our website after that time, or if you delete the cookie, your preferences will revert to the defaults and you will need to set them again. You can change your preferences at any time by visiting this page.

These cookies are set by advertising partners like Google and Facebook in order to better tailor ad content that you see on the Internet to your interests.

Default Settings

Advertising (targeting) cookies are automatically turned off for users accessing our website from an IP address originating in the EU. For all other users, analytics and performance cookies are autmoatically turned on. These defaults take effect if no cookie preferences have been set or the preference cookies have expired or been deleted.

How Do I Opt Out?

Use the button next to the Advertising (Targeting) Cookies heading above to set your preferences for these cookies. A cookie will be saved to your device called COOKIES_ADVERTISING with a value set to 1 (on) or 0 (off). This records your preference and if set to off, will prevent our website from saving advertising (targeting) cookies to your device. The COOKIES_ADVERTISING cookie will expire in 180 days. If you revisit our website after that time, or if you delete the cookie, your preferences will revert to the defaults and you will need to set them again. You can change your preferences at any time by visiting this page.

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