Cookies details

Last update 22nd June 2018

Our website places small files known as cookies on your device when you visit. They are collected in order to make our services easy, useful and reliable. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

Cookies are used to facilitate your visit by:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

How can I control my cookies?

You can manage cookies yourself and learn more about how to manage them. You can also use your web browser to:

  • delete all cookies;
  • block all cookies;
  • allow all cookies;
  • block third-party cookies;
  • clear cookies when you close the browser;
  • install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality;
  • open an 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data

How cookies are used on Hotcourses Abroad

Below is further information on how cookies are used on Hotcourses Abroad including the cookie name and the length of time a cookie is active.

Name Purpose Expires
JSESSIONID To keep users logged in during their session When browser is closed
SLC_CK To store the shortlisted institutions and courses by users When browser is closed
wcache To identify the cacheable pages When browser is closed
u_enq To store the user first name, last name from the facebook login When browser is closed
Id To provide targeted advertising in the future used by 2 years
USR_CK To enable "Remember me" functionality 30 days
userType To show the cookie policy notification 360 days
ENQ_DRAFT_CK To store the id and count of draft enquiry form functionality 30 days
HINT_TRACK_SESS_ID To link all the actions to the user who registers at the end of the journey 30 days
STU_LVL_SUBJ To hold the interested subject and study level based on the user journey When browser is closed
HOME_COOKIE_PROFILE To show the subject pod, country pod and featured institution pod on home page based on user journey When browser is closed

Apart from these there are few cookies being generated from the following third-party sites:

Site/Cookie Name Purpose
DoubleClick for Publishers To show the banners on site. Not linked to user information
Google Analytics To track the site traffic details. Not linked to user information
plusone For google plus sharing. Not linked to user information
Facebook To allow Facebook sharing as well as Facebook login functionality
VMO To allow A/B testings which sometimes might require dropping cookies
Admedo To evaluate the success of our advertising campaigns. No personal identifying information is collected by Hotcourses