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Cookies Policy


A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Declining cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Scholarcy Website, Scholarcy Library, and the Scholarcy Extension.

Scholarcy may change this Cookie Policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

cookies that we use

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;
  • status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our services;
  • security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;
  • analytics – to gather anonymised statistics on the features that are being used (or not being used), to help us prioritise improvements to the service.

Cookies used by our service providers

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of the Scholarcy Website, Scholarcy Library, and the Scholarcy Extension. None of this data is shared and we do not use this data for marketing or advertising purposes.

Google Analytics gathers information about service use by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of the Scholarcy Website, Scholarcy Library, and the Scholarcy Extension. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Anonymised, aggregated Google Analytics data on Scholarcy Website, Scholarcy Library, and the Scholarcy Extension page views are retained for 14 months and then deleted.