What Are Cookies
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.
Cookies allow our website to know if your computer or device has visited our site before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how our site is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
This website uses three categories of cookies: strictly necessary, statistics and marketing.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Necessary cookies help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Statistics cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure visitors are finding what they need easily. The information collected through these cookies includes anonymous traffic statistics, like the number of page views, number of visitors and time spent on each page.
You can block or delete these cookies by changing the browser settings. You can also prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics on our website by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser.
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers. Please note we do not display ads on our website, but our ads may appear when you browse other websites or use a search engine like Google.
These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services. This information may be shared with advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, or other business partners for the purpose of providing aggregate service usage statistics and aggregate service testing.
You can opt out of this collection and use of information for ad targeting at any time at YourAdChoices. Please note that if you opt out, you will still see ads but they may be less relevant.
How Long Will Cookies Stay on My Device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
First and Third-Party Cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to the UBC Faculty of Forestry website, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device. Third-party cookies are used to collect or receive non-personal information in aggregate and use that information to provide measurement services and targeted ads. This information is kept indefinitely. This helps us promote our website (and UBC) to those who have already shown an interest in UBC.
What Are My Choices When It Comes to Cookies?
On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. Please note that if you reject cookies or disable cookies, certain features or functions on our website may be limited.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.