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Information voluntarily provided through a Washington University website — such as email address, name, or phone number — will be used by schools, offices and departments at Washington University to provide you news and information that we believe would be of interest to you.
Washington University uses the information on this site for Washington University purposes and in compliance with Washington University’s policies and procedures.
At your request, Washington University will update your contact information and your email preferences. Because different communications are managed independently by schools, offices or departments, opting out from one subscription does not automatically cancel all communications.
Information you provide to us
Information you provide to us will not be sold or traded to any commercial institution or business external or unrelated to Washington University.
Washington University does not disclose information about any individual’s use of this site to any third parties, unless legally required to do so.
Schools and offices within the university may have criteria for sharing information with their departments or specific partners. Please check individual sites on which you are providing personal information for their privacy addendums.
Information gathered automatically
Washington University follows standard web analytics practices by tracking browsing patterns to inform our understanding of how our sites are used, what information is most important, and how best to serve the needs of our users. We analyze the information gathered to better serve you and future users of our digital communications.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to evaluate usage patterns so that we can improve both content and distribution. Cookies cannot identify people. The generic information collected is based on an IP address, which is the location of a computer or network. The cookies used for analytics at Washington University collect data from browsers, along with the information requested and sent by the browser's operator, to provide meaningful reports about how our sites are used, but not specifically by whom.
Cookies placed by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the university’s websites, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about your website visits by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Some Washington University websites may contain links to external websites not owned by or affiliated with Washington University. The university provides links to third-party websites solely for the convenience of the user. Washington University does not endorse the information, content, products or services provided on any third-party sites linked to university websites. The university is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
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All of our web pages use "cookies". A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and enables us to improve our website.
Types of cookies we use
We use the following types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies- these are essential in to enable you to move around the websites and use their features. Without these cookies the services you have asked for, such as signing in to your account, cannot be provided.
Performance cookies- these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. We use this information to improve our websites and to aid us in investigating problems raised by visitors. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor.
Functionality cookies- these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide more personal features. For instance, a functional cookie can be used to remember the items that you have placed in your shopping cart. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
Specific cookies we use
The list below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used. We may update the information contained in this section from time to time.
JSESSIONID: This cookie is used by the application server to identify a unique user's session.
registrarToken: This cookie is used to remember items that you have added to your shopping cart
locale: This cookie is used to remember your locale and language settings.
cookieconsent_status: This cookie is used to remember if you've already dismissed the cookie consent notice.
_ga_UA-########: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This anonymized visitor and browsing information is stored in Google Analytics.
Changes to our Cookie Statement