Cookies Policy

The Hellenic American University (436 Amherst Str., Nashua, NH 03063, USA)  (“we”) uses cookies to facilitate the navigation experience on its website (the “Website”), improve the operation of the Website in general, build a profile of your interests and show you relevant content. This Policy provides you with information on what a cookie is, what types of cookies we use, and how you can activate or deactivate the use of these cookies.

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are information packages sent by a website to your internet browser, stored on your computer and checked by the server each time you visit the Website. The term “cookies” is used broadly in this document to include other similar tracking technologies that may store information on your computer. The term “computer” refers generally to the device you use to access the Website, whether that is your computer itself, your tablet or, mobile phone or another electronic device.

2. Why do we use them?

We use cookies on the Website for the following purposes: (a) to help you navigate the site; (b) to analyze your use of our Website; and (c) to assist us with our promotional and marketing efforts. We use two types of cookies:

  • Session cookies – that are automatically deleted when the user closes the browser; and
  • Persistent cookies – that are stored in the user’s computer for a defined period (minutes, days or several years).

3. What kind of information can be stored in a cookie?

The information stored by the cookies on your computer may relate to the webpages that you have visited on that computer; advertisements that you have clicked on; the type of browser you used; your IP address; your location and the selected language; date and time of the visit to the Website. Cookies may therefore contain personal information. Where we use cookies collecting personal information, such collection is also covered by our Website Privacy Notification, which you can access at https://www.hauniv.edu/privacy-policy.

4. Cookies present on our Website

We use strictly necessary (functional/ operational and technical) cookies, statistics cookies and marketing cookies on the Website. You may find a full list of the cookies that we use at the cookies banner.

A. Strictly necessary cookies (functional/ operational and technical cookies)

Strictly necessary cookies are of key importance to the proper functioning of the Website, since they allow you to navigate and use its functions, including access to safe areas. Without these cookies, we cannot ensure that the Website will function efficiently.

Name Purpose Cookie type Duration
HEX(32) Used to manage server calls to the website's backend systems. 1st party session
cookiesconsent_status Used for visitor’s consent about cookies 1st party 1 year

 B. Statistics cookies

These cookies provide us with aggregated statistical reports regarding visitors’ browsing activity and help us understand how visitors interact with the Website.

Name Purpose Cookie type Duration
_utma Set for Google Analytics to track visitor behavior. 1st party 2 years
_utmb Set for Google Analytics to track visitor behavior. 1st party 1 day
_utmc Set for Google Analytics to track visitor behavior. 1st party session
_utmt Set for Google Analytics to track visitor behavior. 1st party 1 day
_utmv Set for Google Analytics to track visitor behavior. 1st party session
_utmz Set for Google Analytics to track visitor behavior. 1st party 6 months

 C. Marketing cookies

These cookies – also called targeting or advertising cookies – are used to show advertising on external partner websites (e.g., news portals, social media sites) that is tailored to user interests.
Our Website may from time to time contain links to third-party websites. If you follow a link to such third-party websites, we recommend that you consult their policies on privacy, cookies and management procedures, as they are not verified by us; we have no control over these third-party cookies.

Name Purpose Cookie type Duration
YSC Set by Youtube to store and track interaction. 3rd party session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Set by Youtube to provide bandwidth estimations. 3rd party 6 months
PREF Set by Youtube to store user preferences. 3rd party 8 months
ads/ga-audiences Used by Google Ads to store information for remarketing purposes. 3rd party Session
DSID Set by Google Doubleclick to store user preferences. 3rd party 2 weeks
IDE Set by Google Doubleclick to provide ad delivery or retargeting. 3rd party 2 years
rc::a Set by Google RECAPTCHA at the Contact form to read and filter requests from bots. 3rd party persistent
rc::b Set by Google RECAPTCHA at the Contact form to read and filter requests from bots. 3rd party session
rc::c Set by Google RECAPTCHA at the Contact form to read and filter requests from bots. 3rd party session
NID Set by Google for users’ preferences and language 3rd party 6 months
SID Set by Google to encrypt records from users 3rd party 2 years
HSID Set by Google to provide fraud prevention. 3rd party 2 years

 5. How to manage cookies

Cookies are saved on your computer, after you have been notified and have consented to them, except where strictly necessary cookies are used -in that case no explicit consent is required -. You have a wide discretion to accept, control or/ and delete cookies. You have the right to withdraw at any time your consent to the use of all cookies apart from the strictly necessary ones (functional/ operational and technical cookies), for which consent is not required, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. The functioning of the Website will not be significantly affected if you deactivate the use of the non – strictly necessary cookies in this Website. However, difficulties may arise in relation to your navigation on the Website and some of its functions may not be available. You may find more information about the deactivation of cookies or the adaptation of the cookies’ preferences in respect of the browser that you use in the following list:

To optimize your use of our Website, we recommend that you accept the cookies. You can at any time set your browser to accept all cookies, just some cookies or no cookies. In the latter case, parts of the Website may be disabled. Additionally, you can set your preferences in the browser so as to receive notification each time a cookie is saved on your computer. Please note that if you disable cookies, you may not experience optimal use of the Website.

6. Changes to this Cookie Policy

We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this Cookie Policy. Please visit the Website regularly to check potential changes to this Cookie Policy. (Updated 23 Feb. 2022)

7. Contact us

If you have any query relating to the storage and use of cookies on the Website or if you need further information on this Cookie Policy or if you have any questions concerning the processing of your personal information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox

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