Cookies

Cookies can be very helpful and provide an enhanced user experience. NTNU uses cookies in their web solutions.

Consent

By using NTNU's websites, you agree that we may leave cookies in your browser. Most modern browsers (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.) are set to accept cookies automatically. If you wish to disable cookies in your browser, you can do this in the browser's security settings.  More on this below

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file that is downloaded and stored on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies can be used to store user settings, and to record the pages you visit and which choices you make while using them. You can read more about cookies and how you use them by clicking "Help" in your browser.

What does NTNU use cookies for?

NTNU never uses cookies to survey an individual user's pattern of use or other information, which could violate your user's privacy protections.

NTNU uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • to store user preferences, e.g. language settings
  • to manage logons, and sessions
  • to collect statistics in order to improve NTNU's web pages

NTNU gathers statistics using Google Analytics. This means that information regarding your use of our web pages, including your IP address, can be transferred to Google. NTNU uses Google Analytics' anonymisation function, which masks the last digit in the user's IP address when collected. IP masking occurs as soon as data is received by Google Analytics, previous to the data being stored, and is processed in accordance with Google's Privacy Policy.

What are cookies on NTNU's external web pages used for?

The information below applies to:

  • www.ntnu.no
  • www.ntnu.edu
  • videre.ntnu.no
  • alumni.ntnu.no
  • innsida.ntnu.no
  • studntnu.sharepoint.com

 

What are cookies on NTNU's external web pages used for

Website

Cookies are used to ...

ntnu.no

– identify the user's session on the website
– keep track of the web page's language settings

www.ntnu.edu

– identify the user's session on the website
– keep track of the web page's language settings

innsida.ntnu.no

– identify the user's session on the website
– keep track of the web page's language settings
– keep track of the settings made by the user on Innsida, so the user does not have to make the same choices over again

studntnu.sharepoint.com – identify the user's session on the website
– keep track of display settings
– persist authorization from NTNU

 

Cookies used on the aforementioned domains.

Cookie

Description

Vendor

_ga

Distinguishs one visitor from another. IP-anonymization is turned on. Operates

Google Analytics
_utma Used to distinguish between visitors and sessions over time. IP-anonymization is turned on. Google Analytics

_utmz

Stores the traffic source or the campaign that explains how the visitor reached the page.

Google Analytics
nmstat Collect info about site usage, such as last visit, using a randomly generated ID used to recognize the browser and visitor. The cookie contains no personal information.

Siteimprove
(ntnu.edu) 

siteimproveses Tracks the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site.  Siteimprove

 

How to delete cookies

If you want to delete the cookies or make sure that cookies cannot be installed, you can change your browser settings.

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

Safari

Opera

 

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