Cookie Policy

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What are Cookies?

Like most other websites, uses cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device by your browser. They are used for many things, such as remembering whether you have visited our site before, matching content to your preferred interests or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month.

No cookies used by the University of Miami store personally identifiable data such as:

Phone numbers
Email addresses
Mailing addresses
Bank account numbers
Credit card information

This policy explains how cookies are used on UM websites, what cookies may be set when you visit the UM websites and how to manage and delete them.

About this cookie policy

This cookie policy applies to all UM websites and mobile applications.

By accessing our website, you agree that this cookie policy will apply whenever you access our website on any device.

We reserve the right to update this cookie policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted within this page and shall become effective as soon as they are posted. Continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to all such updates.

University of Miami use of cookies

We may collect information automatically when you visit the website, using cookies or local storage in the case of a mobile device. This allows us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.

Cookies help us recognize you as a unique visitor when you return to our website, allowing us to tailor your online experience.

They enable us to measure and understand how visitors use our site, driving improvement.

We might temporarily store information entered in tools, such as calculators or demonstrations on our website in order to deliver these types of services efficiently and such information is not used for any other means.

If you choose not to allow cookies, the quality of your browsing experience may be reduced.

Information collected by cookies does not personally identify you, but it does identify your computer and your connection to the Internet. We only collect general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, browsing patterns and interactions with our sites.

For more information on cookies please visit these useful sites: –

Wikipedia –

Information Commissioner’s Office –

Types of cookies University of Miami uses

The cookies used on the University of Miami websites are based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide. †

These categories are:

Performance cookies
Functionality cookies
Targeting or advertising cookies

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used to measure browsing activity, in order to learn about how you use our website. For example, which pages you go to most frequently, how you link to our site and whether you have any issues or error messages from web pages.

These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. Any information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use this information to improve how our website works and to provide you with a better online experience.

Performance cookies are used to:

Measure the performance of our website and collect information on how you use it in order for us to provide you with the best possible online service Help us improve our website by measuring any errors you may experience Measure the effectiveness of our onsite adverts and online marketing campaigns Help us test different designs on our website in order to improve your online experience Here are examples of cookies that we have defined as "Performance:"

Name Function Supplied By
__utma, __utmb, _utmc, __utmz, __utmx__utmxx Analytics Google


Google Analytics Premium

This website uses Google® Analytics Premium, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”). Google Analytics Premium uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website and your current IP-address will be transmitted by your browser to and will be stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address collected through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may also stop the transmission of information generated by the cookies about your use of the website and of your IP address to Google, by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here: 

Google is a registered trademark of Google, Inc. Google, Inc. is not affiliated with the University of Miami, nor does it sponsor or endorse the University of Miami products or services.

Using our website indicates that you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies. If you prevent them it affects our ability to improve our site for our users.

If you would like to opt-out of these cookies follow the links below:


Google Analytics:

Google Analytics (GA) is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. that provides statistics about visitors to our website.

Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies †

Infinity Call Tracking

Infinity is an advanced call tracking platform that closed the loop between paid search media campaigns and contact centers.

More information on Infinity cookies †


Functionality cookies

Functional cookies allow us to remember certain selection or preferences you have made in order for us to tailor our website to you.

Functional cookies are used to:

Remember if you have previously accepted terms and conditions to prevent repetitive pop-up messages or disclaimers.

Share information with partners to provide a service on our website. The information shared is only to be used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose.

Here are examples of cookies that we have defined as "Functionality:"

Name Function Supplied By idleCookie_S Google


Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties – where this is the case you can follow the links below and manage their service directly.

You can view their privacy policies or opt-out of these services if you want from the links below.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we can’t offer you some services or promotions. It’s also possible that preventing these cookies stops us from remembering that you didn’t want a specific service.


Infinity is an advanced call tracking platform that closed the loop between paid search media campaigns and contact centers.

More information on Infinity cookies †


Targeting or advertising cookies

Targeting or advertising cookies are used to deliver adverts relevant to you. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

Google Remarketing

This website uses Google Remarketing to display advertisements across similar third party websites on the Google Display Network. This utilizes the first-party cookie from Google Analytics and the third party cookie from Doubleclick. If you would like to opt-out of this, please see the following guide as a reference: 

Targeting cookies are used to:

Understand what University of Miami adverts you might be interested in on our site.

Understand what University of Miami adverts you might be interested in on other sites.

As part of this, we use several third-party services to help us understand what adverts you might be interested in. These cookies hold information about your computer and they might hold a record of what other websites you’ve looked at — so we can show you promotions while visiting other websites.

Here are examples of cookies we have defined as "Targeting:"

Name Function Supplied By
id Ad Serving Google Display Network
beacon Ad Serving Turn


These are the services we use and how you can control those cookies. Please note that turning off advertising cookies won’t mean that you are not served any advertising, merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.

Provider Function
Google Display Network & Floodlight

Google Display Network platform provides digital advertising on websites to promote your business, easy and effective.

Opt-out of Google Display Network & Floodlight cookies †


YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, view and share videos.

More information on YouTube cookies †


Turn provides advertisers and publishers access to a set of technologies and processes designed to display advertisements to consumers viewing a publisher’s website(s).

More information on Turn cookies †


The University of Miami also embeds video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The University of Miami does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should use the links above to check the relevant third party website for more information.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services.

How to control your cookie settings

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser – remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites, not just this one:

Internet Explorer: Information for different versions of IE can be viewed at   † or for mobile versions   †
Chrome:   †
Safari:   † or for mobile versions   †

Firefox: †
Android: †
Opera:   †


† By clicking on this link you will be leaving the University of Miami’s website and entering an external website. University is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

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