Cookies

1. Use of cookies

Ghent University shall always inform visitors to its websites about the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on the hard disc of the computer of visitors to the website. They contain information such as the surfer’s language preference, so that he does not have to indicate it again upon a subsequent visit to the website. Some cookies ensure that the website is displayed graphically in a neat fashion, others that a website application works.  If you do no want a website to place cookies on your computer, you can set your browser to that effect.

2. How do you block cookies?

You can block cookies by setting your browser accordingly for that purpose:

Bear in mind that when you block cookies certain graphic elements will not appear as nicely, or that you will not be able to use certain applications.

3. Which cookies do we use on 2020.ugent.be?

An overview of functional and non-function cookies used on this site is provided below:

_ga – [2020.ugent.be] – non-functional cookie

Cookie purpose description – Google Analytics:  used to keep statistics. Keeps track of how the user visits the website so as to improve services and online portals. This cookie keeps track of the traffic source and campaign data. Find out more.

Expires after 2 years.

__utma – [2020.ugent.be] – non-functional cookie

Cookie purpose description – Google Analytics:  used to keep statistics. Keeps track of how the user visits the website so as to improve services and online portals. This cookie keeps track of the traffic source and campaign data. Find out more.

Expires after 2 years.

__utmb – [2020.ugent.be] – non-functional cookie

Cookie purpose description – Google Analytics:  used to keep statistics. Keeps track of how the user visits the website so as to improve services and online portals. This cookie keeps track of the traffic source and campaign data. Find out more.

Expires after 30 minutes.

__utmc – [2020.ugent.be] – non-functional cookie

Cookie purpose description – Google Analytics:  used to keep statistics. Keeps track of how the user visits the website so as to improve services and online portals. This cookie keeps track of the traffic source and campaign data. Find out more.

Expires at the end of the active session.

__utmt – [2020.ugent.be] – non-functional cookie

Cookie purpose description – Google Analytics:  used to keep statistics. Keeps track of how the user visits the website so as to improve services and online portals. This cookie keeps track of the traffic source and campaign data. Find out more.

Expires after 10 minutes.

__utmz – [2020.ugent.be] – non-functional cookie

Cookie purpose description – Google Analytics: used to keep statistics. Keeps track of how the user visits the website so as to improve services and online portals. This cookie keeps track of the traffic source and campaign data. Find out more.

Expires after 6 months.

ugent_cookie_consent_given – [2020.ugent.be] – non-functional cookie

Cookie purpose description – When a visitor first arrives on 2020.ugent.be, a choice can be made to either accept or decline cookies. This choice is saved in this cookie. Only a literal “yes” or “no” is saved within this cookie and enables the site to know if the cookie pop-up needs to be shown on a next visit or not.

Expires after 10 years when consent is given and expires at the end of the session when consent was not given.

We use cookies

We use cookies on this website to track user visits using Google Analytics. By accepting, you agree with this usage. More information