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Cookies and privacy policy

1. Owner information

This website is owned by:

The University of Copenhagen
Nørregade 10
1165 Copenhagen K

Phone: +45 35 32 26 26

2. Cookies

A cookie is a small text file stored in your browser by a website so that your computer is recognised on subsequent visits. Nearly all websites now use cookies. A cookie can contain text, numbers or, for example, a date, but no personal details are hidden in our cookies. A cookie is not a programme and cannot contain a virus.

When you visit University of Copenhagen (UCPH) websites you will automatically be sent one or more cookies.

2.1 Shelf life

How long cookies last depends on the provider. Some disappear as soon as you close your browser window, others stay on your computer for years. Many providers work with a 12- or 24-month shelf life for their advertising-, statistics- and content-related cookies. Note that the expiry deadline is extended each time you visit the website, i.e. cookies may well remain on your computer for 24 months after your last visit to a particular site.

You can delete cookies from your computer at any time.

2.2 How to avoid and delete cookies

If you do not wish to store cookies on your computer, click on the link below for details of how – completely or partially – to avoid receiving any more of them and to delete the ones already on your hard drive.

How to delete cookies

2.3 What cookies are used for on our website

To find out who uses our site, we use cookies to collate demographic and user-related statistics about visitors. This enables us to customise content and navigation to suit our traffic patterns.

See below for more information on cookies on UCPH websites (

2.3.1 Viewing optimisation

On, we use a number of cookies designed to provide the best possible user experience. They mainly deal with issues such as layout adjustments, for example font sizes.

Third-party cookies are also used to optimise user experience. We do this through, for example On many pages, the text can be read aloud. We track this using a third-party cookie called (in Danish).

Our widespread integration with YouTube also involves the use of cookies, e.g. when playing videos linked to the YouTube service, so that we can keep track of which ones people are watching and which ones they are not.

2.3 2 Statistics

UCPH uses analytical tools, including Google Analytics, to draw up statistics about users' movements on Google Analytics etc. process the information on behalf of the University, and do not disclose attributable personal data about you and your visits to to third parties. All data is anonymous and cannot be linked to an individual user.

We also use systems such as Gemius,, and These third-party cookies are used to generate statistics on your visits to

If you wish to disable cookies specifically from Google Analytics, you can do so here:

2.3 3 Banner ads

On a few of our websites, we use third-party cookies to make sure that you are not shown the same ads repeatedly. Cookies used for this purpose include and SpecificMedia.

3. Use of personal data

We never collate personal data unless you provide it yourself voluntarily when registering or participating in, e.g. a study, an event, etc. Typical information collected in these circumstances will include name, address, postcode, e-mail address, study programme or interests.

3.1 Contact concerning personal data

If you would like access to the information recorded about you at the University of Copenhagen, please contact If incorrect data has been recorded or you have any other objections, please use the same contact details. You have the right to know what information is stored about you, and you may object to registration as per the rules stipulated in the Data Protection Act.

3.2 Protection of personal data

The Data Protection Act guarantees that personal information about you is stored securely and confidentially. We store your personal information on computers with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities, and our security is checked regularly to determine whether our user information is handled properly – always with due deference to your rights as a user. However, we cannot guarantee 100% security for data transmissions over the Internet. There may, therefore, be a risk of others gaining unauthorised access to your data when it is transmitted and stored electronically. This means that you provide personal information at your own risk.

The rapid development of the Internet may necessitate changes to the way in which we process private information. We therefore reserve the right to update and amend these guidelines for the processing of personal data.

If we do so, we will, of course, change the "last updated" date at the bottom of this page. In the event of substantial changes, we will notify our users via a highly visible message on our websites.

The Data Protection Act confers the right to know what personal data can be attributed to you. If it turns out that the information or data processed about you is inaccurate or misleading, you have the right to demand it be corrected, deleted or blocked. You may object to information about you being used for data processing at any time. You may also revoke your consent at any time. You have the right to complain about the way information and data about you is processed. Complaints should be submitted to the Data Protection Agency, cf the Data Protection Act, 58 (1).

This cookies and privacy policy is based on recommendations from (in Danish).

These terms and conditions were last updated 13 December 2012.