Cookie Policy

Our use of cookies

Welcome to ecore.usg.edu ("the" "site"), a division of the University System of Georgia (USG). Here you will find information on what cookies we may use when you visit the site and how to reject or delete those cookies. For further detailed information about this site, please visit our Privacy Policy on the University System of Georgia website.

1. What are cookies?

1.1 A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or other device to allow a website to recognize you as a user when you return to the website using the same computer and web browser, either for the duration of your visit (using a "session cookie") or for repeat visits (a "persistent cookie"). Other similar files work in the same way and we use the word "cookie" in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

1.2 Cookies are an extremely common technology for remembering certain information about a visitor to a website. The vast majority of websites currently make use of cookies and they are commonly used for a wide range of tasks. We use the following cookies:

1.2.1 Analytical/performance cookies: to analyze the use of the site, for example, recognizing and counting the number of visitors and how they move around the site. This helps us to see what parts of the site are popular and which sections need improving to make the experience better for users;

1.2.2 Functionality cookies: to recognize you when you return to the site so that content can be personalized for you, for example, by remembering your country and site preferences.

1.2.3 Targeting cookies: to record your visit to the site and the pages you have visited and links you have followed. We will use this to make the site more relevant to your interests.

2. How to control and delete cookies

2.1 When you accessed the site, you were presented with a message that notified you of our use of cookies. Only when you have accepted our cookie policy will the analytical and targeting cookies be activated.

2.2 We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this site (or, indeed, on any other site) you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. In respect of cookies that are set via this site, it may also be possible to disable these cookies by following the instructions provided in the section titled ‘Opting Out’ in each of the tables below.

2.3 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, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

2.4 Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this site.

3. Cookies used on this site

Name Google Analytics
ID _ga
Purpose This cookie enables us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns
Expires This is a persistent cookie, which remains on your device after your browsing session has ended. This cookie expires two (2) years after it was first set.
Source Google Analytics
Opting Out Don't accept. How to reject or delete these cookies see Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

 

Name FaceBook Pixel
ID _fbp
Purpose This cookie enables us to:

  • Measure cross-device conversions
  • Optimize advertising to people who are likely to take action
  • Create Custom Audiences from website visitors
Expires This is a persistent cookie, which remains on your device after your browsing session has ended.
Source FaceBook
Opting Out Don't accept

 

Name HotJar
ID _hjIncludedInSample
Purpose This cookie enables us to:

  • Get instant visual feedback
  • See how people are really using the site
  • Uncover insights to make the right changes
Expires This cookie expires at the end of your browsing session.
Source HotJar
Opting Out Don't accept or visit HotJar's Opt-out / Do Not Track page

4. Third-party cookies

4.1 Please note that to improve your website experience third parties may also use cookies. For example, we sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube and YouTube may set cookies on your browser in order to display the video and monitor non-attributable statistical information. More information on YouTube’s privacy policy.

4.2 We also use a number of suppliers who set cookies on this site on our behalf in order to deliver certain services and features. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

5. Changes

5.1 We may make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time.

6. Contact us

6.1 If you have any questions or concerns about cookies or your privacy when using this site, please contact us at ecampus@westga.edu.

We use cookies on this site to offer a better browsing experience, perform analytics, personalized advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent, visit our Cookie Policy.

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