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Cookies policy (master¿s degree web pages on the UB website)

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a file that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit certain sites (in this case, master's degree web pages on the UB website). Cookies allow a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or device and can in some cases be used to identify a particular user, depending on the information they contain or the way in which the device is used.
 
What cookies are installed and why?

When you visit web pages on official master's degrees taught at the University of Barcelona the following cookies are installed:

  • Analytics cookies: these are used to count the number of users visiting the page, to allow a statistical analysis of how the site is used and the users' browsing habits.
  • Advertising cookies: these are used to maximize the efficiency with which advertising space on third-party sites is used, to tailor adverts to the content of the page you have visited previously. They enable us to analyse your browsing habits and to display the most relevant information to your interest profile.

Specifically, third-party cookies for Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram are installed to help us examine the way in which you browse the web pages on official master's degrees at the UB. These third-party cookies also have the function of displaying information about the master's degree in which you have shown an interest, but for which you have not yet pre-enrolled, on third-party websites belonging to remarketing networks controlled by Google, Inc. (owner of Google Analytics and Google Adwords), Facebook, Inc. (owner of Facebook and Instagram) and Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited (owner of Bing Ads) for up to 45 days.
 
How can I disable the use of cookies?

You can configure your browser to either block the installation of cookies or to delete cookies when you close the browser. These settings can be changed by following the instructions below:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet options > Privacy
  • If you use FireFox: Tools > Options > Privacy
  • If you use Google Chrome: Settings > Privacy
  • If you use Safari: Edit > Preferences > Privacy

Remember that you can use the Help section of the toolbar in most browsers to obtain more information about how to change your settings. Many browsers include a private browsing mode that automatically deletes all of the information that may have been stored on your computer while browsing (such as cookies) when you close the browser. This mode has different names in different browsers. For the most common browsers:

  • Internet Explorer: InPrivate browsing
  • FireFox: private browsing
  • Google Chrome: incognito browsing
  • Safari: private browsing

To find out how to activate this mode, see the Help section of your browser.
 
Who uses the information gathered by cookies?

The information stored by cookies is collected by Google, Inc., Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited and Facebook, Inc., which provide platforms that their subscribers (in this case, the University of Barcelona) use to analyse the data compiled.

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