Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Like most websites, NOLS websites use cookies to collect information. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smartphones or tablets) as you browse this website. They are used to “remember” when your computer or device accesses our websites. Cookies are essential for the effective operation of our websites and helping you interact with us online.

We may use cookies to determine whether you have visited our site previously and to save and remember any preferences that you set while using our site. Cookies also allow us to measure activity on our site and to improve your user experience, for example, by remembering your username and viewing preferences, thus allowing you to visit any member-only parts of the site without re-registering. 

What types of cookies are in use and what are they used for?

The cookies on the NOLS websites do not collect personally identifiable information beyond your first name. We use a variety of cookie types to make our websites functional for our users.

Preferences cookies 

These cookies allow our websites to remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region you are in. These cookies can also assist you in changing text size, font, and other parts of web pages that you can personalize.

Security cookies

We use security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.

Some of these cookies capture and use your first name to make the website friendly and to address you by name when you log in to our website.

Functionality cookies

These cookies help make the website work and deliver services that the website visitor expects, like navigating around web pages,accessing secure areas of the website, or accepting payment for services offered on the site. Without these cookies, the website cannot function properly.

Analytics cookies 

These cookies provide us information to help our engineers do things like improve page load times to make our website more responsive to visitor requests. We also use cookies to analyze the usefulness of our web pages and to evaluate changes to our website.

Social Sharing cookies 

We enable users to share content on their social media platforms via AddThis. The cookies allow our visitors to share our content on social media platforms outside of the NOLS.edu website.

Third Party cookies

Google:

Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. 

Click here for a link to the full Google cookies policy.

HubSpot:

We also use HubSpot’s website analytics to evaluate how our website is meeting the needs of our customers (current and prospective).

Click here for a link to the full Hubspot cookies policy.

Chat/Messaging providers:

We use a variety of tools as part of our chat/messaging services to offer an alternate method of communication with our admissions team.

Click here for a link to the full SnapEngage privacy policy.

Click here for a link to the full Quiq cookies policy.

Click here for a link to the full Help Scout cookies policy.

How can I manage cookies in my browser?

Disable cookies

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. You may find more information about removing or restricting cookie use at allaboutcookies.org.

What happens if I stop allowing cookies

If you delete cookies or disable cookies this could mean that the particular feature or service associated with a part of the NOLS website may not be available to you or may not function as expected.