Information on the use of cookies

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions. Most browsers support cookies and allow users some control over them; users are generally able to set their browsers to decline cookies and can delete them whenever they like.

How are cookies used?

On University Admissions Finland’s website, we measure the number of visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This enables us to track what pages you view on our website, see how you arrived at our site, and gain some basic information about your computer.¬†All the collected information is anonymous; no personal information is stored in the cookie that is issued by the site.

For more information on Google Analytics’ data privacy and security, you can visit the Google support forum (

Third party cookies

UAF has also integrated a social media button from a third party website, Facebook. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from Facebook over which UAF has no control. These possible third party cookies should be completely harmless, but you can check the relevant third party website for more information about how these cookies are controlled.