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Cookies on your browser

NB! By using www.uit.no you agree that we may set cookies on your browser.

"Cookies" is a standard technology that virtually all sites uses today. A cookie is a small text file that is placed in your browser's memory, and this provides us with statistics that we use to make our website better for our users. Most modern browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.) are set to accept cookies automatically, but you may choose to change the settings so that cookies are not accepted. Please note that it will cause a great many sites will not function properly if you do not accept cookies.


Like most other websites, we collect information automatically and store it in log-files on our servers. This type of information is: IP addresses, type of browser you use on our sites, broadband providers (ISP), operating system, date and time of visits, as well as some data about navigation.


The information we collect is used by us to analyze trends, so that we can make our website better for you to visit us online. The information will only be used internally and will not be passed on to any 3rd party and / or other persons outside the UiT - Norway's Arctic University. We never store information that can identify you personally.

Here is a list of the cookies we use on our pages

public_user: This is a cookie that is used to check whether the user is logged in or not. This is set to "true" if the user is logged in and "false" if the user is not logged.

Jsessionid: This is a session cookie that is set when the user logs in to www.uit.no 

Google Analytics cookies:

__utmz see where you came from (search engine, keyword, link, etc.) when you land on our pages. We use Google Analytics internally on our pages.

__utma keeps track of how many times you've been on our site, so we can see how many users we have in for the first time and how many people who visits our site often.

__utmb and __utmc keeps track of how long you stay on our websites when you visit them. These are deleted when you leave our site.


In addition, at UiT google analytics is configured so that we anonymize IP addresses.

How to delete cookies / cookies in your browser

If you are using a browser or version is not listed here, go to the Help for your browser to find the relevant instructions or click the browser's "Help" function.

Delete Cookies in Google Chrome

  1. If you're running Google Chrome version 14 or higher, click the wrench button in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window. From there, select Options.

  2. In the navigation pane of the Options page, click Under the Hood.

  3. Under the Privacy section, click Content Settings. Click the 'All cookies and site data' button in the Content Settings window.

  4. Under the Cookies section, click All cookies and site data.

  5. When the list of cookies appears, click the Remove All button to delete all cookies stored in Chrome.

Alternatively, you can navigate to the Cookies section of your Chrome browser and click the Remove All button to delete all cookies in one fell swoop.

Delete Cookies in Firefox

  1. Make sure you're running the latest version of the Firefox browser, and then select theFirefox menu. From there, select Options and then Options again.
  2. Click the Privacy tab to bring up your user-privacy options.
  3. Under the History section, click the Remove Individual Cookies link. Click the Remove All Cookies button to zap them.
  4. At the bottom of the Cookies window that appears, click the Remove All Cookiesbutton to delete all cookies associated with your Firefox browser.

Delete Cookies in Safari

  1. Confirm that you're running version 5 or later of Apple's Safari browser, and then click the Gears menu in the upper-right corner of the Safari window. From there, select Reset Safari. In this window, check the bottom box, 'Remove all website data'.
  2. Check the bottom box, labeled Remove all website data. You can uncheck everything else if you want to remove only cookies.
  3. Click the Reset button to eliminate all cookies associated with Safari.

Delete Cookies in Internet Explorer

  1. Upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer. Select the Tools menu from the Internet Explorer window, and click Delete Browsing History.
  2. In the Delete Browsing History window, check the box next to Cookies. You can uncheck everything else if you want to remove only cookies. From here you can choose which parts of your browsing history to erase.
  3. Click Delete to remove all cookies stored in Internet Explorer.

Congratulations, you've successfully cleaned out your browser's cookie cabinet. Although cookie files pose a potential threat to privacy, don't forget that they can also improve your Web browsing by making it faster and more convenient.

Page administrator: Tommy Hansen
Last updated: 13.11.2013 10:04