Cookie Policy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What Are Cookies

​Like most websites, American University of Beirut 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 a 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 to help you shop with us online. They are also used to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to you, both on our websites and elsewhere.

Information collected

​Some cookies collect information about browsing behavior when you access this website with the same computer or device. This includes information about pages viewed and your journey around a website. We don’t use cookies to collect or record information about your name, address or other contact details. American University of Beirut can use cookies to monitor your browsing behavior.

What are cookies used for?

The American University of Beirut uses cookies on the website for the following purposes:

Technical

Cookies are used for technical reasons to enable the efficient working of the website to:
  • balance website traffic to ensure our customers receive a consistent and reliable service
  • limit traffic to key parts of the website in order to maintain performance levels

Ease of use
Cookies are used to enhance the ease of use of our website for customers. For example, to:
  • ​remember your language and country of choice and present relevant content
  • remember which web pages you have previously visited

Tracking
Cookies are used to gather statistics on how visitors use our site, to:
  • ​gather feedback on customer satisfaction through our website survey
  • gain insight into how visitors use the website so that we can make improvements to its usability

Login related cookies
We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
Forms related cookies
When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third party cookies
In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these buttons or plugins to work sites like Facebook and Twitter will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

How do I disable cookies?

You can prevent sites from saving and reading cookie data on your device, but please note that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and other websites that you may visit. Disabling cookies may result in a loss of certain functionalities and features of this site, therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The steps to disable cookies vary per browser, and generally you can refer to your browser “Help” for how to do this, but below are some links that might help:

What happens if I disable cook​ies?

This depends on which cookies you disable, but the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.​

More Information

​For more information please contact us using one of the below methods: