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This Cookie Information statement describes the cookies that Northwestern University (“Northwestern” or “we”) uses to recognize you when you visit the main Northwestern website, which includes the Northwestern homepage at, as well as the following top-level pages:  About, Academics, Admissions, Campus Life, Research, Students, Parents & Families, Faculty & Staff, Northwestern Now, Northwestern Magazine, and COVID-19 and Campus Updates (collectively, the “Sites”).  Those cookies with names such as openAMssoToken or containing SESSIONID and a Northwestern domain are Northwestern cookies.

Third-Party Cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we work with various third parties to help us analyze and optimize our Sites to deliver the best possible experience to visitors to our Sites. For example:

Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our Sites and to measure how different users respond to different content. The information generated by these cookies is transmitted to and stored by Google Analytics servers. Google uses this information to compile reports on website activity. Read more on how Google uses and stores cookie data.

Google cookies are those beginning “_ga”, and include the cookies listed below. You can find more information on, including a link to Google’s privacy policy. To opt out of this analysis by Google, please see the Opt Out section below. Google Analytics collects anonymized demographic and interests data using information gathered by DoubleClick cookies and Android and iOS advertising IDs.

Other Google cookies:

See Google’s privacy policy for more information.

Other third-party cookies used within our sites:


Opting Out

You can change your cookie settings by reviewing your internet browser’s cookie options. We have provided more information below on how to adjust those settings and opt out of the collection of your personal information using cookies or other technologies.

Cookie Settings

You can use the settings within your browser to control the cookies that are set on your computer or mobile device. However, please be aware if you set your browser to reject or block cookies, all or parts of our Sites may not be functional or accessible to you. 


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