Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy and Settings

Aarhus University uses cookies in connection with the website's technical functionalities.

Cookie Policy

When you visit our website, information is gathered about you in order to optimise the user experience of the website. Cookies will be set in order to discover any irregularities on the website, such as dead links and accessibility errors. In addition, cookies are set from third-party services, such as YouTube, Google, and Facebook and LinkedIn, in connection with advertising. Cookies mostly collect anonymous data, but IP addresses, which are personally identifiable data, are also collected.

If you do not wish this information to be collected, you should delete your cookies (see instructions) and make no further use of the website. Below are more details of which information is collected, its purpose and which third parties have access to it.


The website uses ‘cookies’, which are text files stored on your computer, mobile or similar device for the purpose of recognising the device, remembering settings, collecting statistics and targeting ads. Cookies cannot contain malicious code such as virus.

It is possible to delete or block cookies. See this guide:

If you delete or block cookies, the website may not function optimally and there may be content that you cannot access.

The lifetime of cookies may vary. Some cookies disappear as soon as you close the browser window (session cookies), while others may exist for several years (persistent cookies). Note that cookies are renewed at each visit. The information that is collected is stored for the period permitted by law, and we will delete the information when it is no longer needed. The storage period depends on the nature of the information and the reason for storing it. It is therefore not possible to state a general time frame for when information is deleted.

On this website, cookies are used for:

Technical functionality, so that we can remember your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies or not.

  • Traffic measurement and visitor statistics, which we primarily use to improve the website’s content and navigation. We use our own cookies, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Crazy Egg and, periodically, questionnaires to get input on the use of Both session cookies and persistent cookies are set. Anonymous information is registered, such as for how long you visit the website, which pages you view, whether your computer has visited us before, which website you came from, and which browser and operating system you use. In certain cases, personally identifiable data is also stored, namely your IP address, but this is switched off when possible.
  • Display of content from social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Both session cookies and persistent cookies are set. Anonymous information, such as which page you visited, is registered. In certain cases, personally identifiable data is also stored, namely your IP address, but this is switched off when possible. If you are logged into one of the services during your visits, it is possible for them to combine this data with your profile.
  • Links to third-party sites: Our site includes links to other web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of AU. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any web site you visit.
  • We also use third-party services for various functionalities:
    • Video playback: YouTube. Both session cookies and persistent cookies are set. Saves the user’s preferences for embedded videos.
    • Social Media Widgets: Our web site includes social media features, such as the ‘Share This’ button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our web site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.


We have taken technical and organisational measures to protect your data from accidental or unlawful deletion, publication, loss, impairment or disclosure to third parties, misuse or other processing in conflict with legislation.

For more information on how we process personal data, see Aarhus University Privacy Policy.


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Aarhus University,
Birk Centerpark 15
7400 Herning

Tel: +45 8716470