A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (eg a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions. It enables UniPupil features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to UniPupil and our sites generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also help us serve relevant ads to you.
Cookies exploit the idea of exchanging information between the parties involved and keeping track of them, identifying them in an univocal way. We could similarly think of a supermarket, in which it is necessary to book at the counter by taking a number: it has no other meaning than to identify the correspondence between the purchase turn and the number disconnected. In the specific case of the interaction between server and client, the small strings passed between the parts are created and sent by the server in response to a client (usually a web browser) to memorize the status and some parameters, in order to improve the user experience on the site.
We use two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to UniPupil or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by UniPupil when you return to our site or a partner site that uses our services. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
Here is a list of the most used Browsers with the links to the instructions to delete or manage cookies:
For more information about cookies, how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, you can visit: