What is a Cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each visit or to another website that recognises that cookie.
Cookies are useful, as they allow the website to recognise you either for the duration of your visit or for repeat visits. They also let you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more targeted to your interests.
Cookies are not harmful; they do not contain any information such as your home address, date of birth or credit card details.
Third Party Cookies
Boston College use third party tracking cookies, including Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics. These cookies enable us to observe how you navigate and click through the website. As part of this tracking, we will not be collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google or any other third party.
Please note, Boston College are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of third parties or other website, and we advise that you check these yourself for further information.
If you do not want your data used by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
Are Cookies Safe?
Yes, the information stored in cookies is safe and anonymous to any external third party. Your account security is never compromised.
Can I Turn Cookies Off?
Yes, however if you choose to turn cookies off, your experience on the Boston College website will be limited and many aspect of the website will not work for, including (but not limited to), adding courses to your shortlist and accessing your application.
To change your cookie settings, or if you want to be notified each time a cookie is about to be used, you should amend the settings provided in your web browser. For more information on how to disable cookies, please select the 'Help' tab of your browser via the menu bar.