What Are Cookies?
No cookies used by Laureate Online Education store personally identifiable data such as:
- Phone numbers
- E-mail addresses
- Mailing addresses
- Bank account numbers
- Credit card information
This policy explains how cookies are used on Laureate websites, what cookies may be set when you visit the Laureate websites, and how to manage and delete them.
We may collect information automatically when you visit the website, using cookies or local storage in the case of a mobile device. This allows us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.
- Cookies help us recognize you as a unique visitor when you return to our website, allowing us to tailor your online experience.
- They enable us to measure and understand how visitors use our site, driving improvement.
- We might temporarily store information entered in tools, such as calculators or demonstrations, on our website in order to deliver these types of services efficiently. Such information is not used for any other means.
If you choose not to allow cookies, the quality of your browsing experience may be reduced.
Information collected by cookies does not personally identify you, but it does identify your computer and your connection to the Internet. We only collect general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet (e.g., operating system and platform), IP address, browsing patterns, and interactions with our sites.
For more information on cookies, please visit these sites:
AboutCookies.org - http://www.aboutcookies.org/*
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie*
Information Commissioner’s Office - http://www.ico.org.uk/*
Types of Cookies Laureate Online Education Uses
The cookies used on Laureate Online Education websites are based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide.
These categories are:
- Performance cookies
- Functionality cookies
- Targeting or advertising cookies
Performance cookies are used to measure browsing activity, in order to learn about how you use our website—for example, which pages you go to most frequently, how you link to our site, and whether you have any issues or error messages from web pages.
These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. Any information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use this information to improve how our website works and to provide you with a better online experience.
Performance cookies are used to:
- Measure the performance of our website and collect information on how you use it in order for us to provide you with the best possible online service.
- Help us improve our website by measuring any errors you may experience.
- Measure the effectiveness of our onsite advertisements and online marketing campaigns.
- Help us test different designs on our website in order to improve your online experience.
- Here are examples of cookies that we have defined as "performance":
__utma, __utmb, _utmc, __utmz
Google Analytics Premium
Google is a registered trademark of Google, Inc. Google, Inc. is not affiliated with Laureate Education, Inc., nor does it sponsor or endorse Laureate Education, Inc. products or services.
Using our website indicates that you accept the use of "performance" cookies. If you prevent them it affects our ability to improve our site for our users.
If you would like to opt out of these cookies follow the links below:
Google Analytics (GA) is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. that provides statistics about visitors to our website.
Infinity is an advanced call tracking platform that close the loop between paid search media campaigns and contact centers.
Functionality cookies allow us to remember certain selections or preferences you have made in order for us to tailor our website to you.
Functionality cookies are used to:
- Remember if you have previously accepted terms and conditions to prevent repetitive pop-up messages or disclaimers.
- Share information with partners to provide a service on our website. The information shared is only to be used to provide the service, product, or function, and not for any other purpose.
Here are examples of cookies that we have defined as "functionality":
Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties. Where this is the case, you can follow the links below and manage their service directly.
You can view their privacy policies or opt out of these services if you want from the links below.
You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we can't offer you some services or promotions. It's also possible that preventing these cookies stops us remembering that you didn't want a specific service.
Infinity is an advanced call tracking platform that closed the loop between paid search media campaigns and contact centers.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
Targeting or advertising cookies are used to deliver ads relevant to you. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
This website uses Google Remarketing to display advertisements across similar third-party websites on the Google Display Network. This utilizes the first-party cookie from Google Analytics and the third-party cookie from DoubleClick. If you would like to opt out of this, please see the following guide as a reference: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences.*
Targeting cookies are used to:
Understand what Laureate Online Education advertisements you might be interested in on our site.
Understand what Laureate Online Education advertisements you might be interested in on other sites.
As part of this, we use several third-party services to help us understand what advertisements you might be interested in. These cookies hold information about your computer and they might hold a record of what other websites you've looked at, so we can show you promotions while visiting other websites.
Here are examples of cookies we have defined as "targeting":
Google Display Network
PREF, SID, HSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
These are the services we use and how you can control those cookies. Please note that turning off targeting cookies won't mean that you are not served any advertising, merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.
Google Display Network and Floodlight
Google Display Network platform provides digital advertising on websites to promote your business.
YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload, view, and share videos.
Turn provides advertisers and publishers access to a set of technologies and processes designed to display advertisements to consumers viewing a publisher’s website(s). More information on Turn cookies.*
Laureate Online Education also embeds video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Laureate Online Education does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should use the links above to check the relevant third-party website for more information.
You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services.
How to control your cookie settings
Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
The following links explain how you can control cookies via your browser. Remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser the settings apply to all websites—not just this one.
Information for different versions of IE can be viewed at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835* or for mobile versions http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx.*
*By clicking on this link you will be leaving Laureate Online Education's website and entering an external website. Laureate Online Education is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.