We use cookies to record and analyze your activities on the website for the purposes of statistics, security, system monitoring and performance, management, content personalization and compliance with legal obligations. Cookies are pieces of data which are stored in your browser when you visit a website or interact with certain types of electronic communications. These pieces of data can be set and received by the EPFL Extension School as well as our service providers and generally serve to help us better understand user activity.

Our Privacy policy details the services which may be setting cookies in your browser, and this dedicated page seeks to define those cookies in detail.

Types of Cookies

We have three kinds of cookies that we use on the website:

  • Essential cookies These are necessary for the operation of the website. We use this type of cookie to authenticate learners and to prevent fraudulent use of learner accounts.
  • Functional cookies These are used to remember you when you come to the learner platform, primarily to ensure that the currency you are shown is always the one you chose when you enrolled, regardless of your current location.
  • Analytical cookies These allow us to understand use of the site by our learners on an aggregate basis, including when and how people come to the learner platform and how they move around within it.

Cookies Table

Cookie Name Purpose Expiration Essential at end of browser session
_exts_session Essential at end of browser session
wooTracker Essential 24 months
__stripe_mid Essential at end of browser session
__stripe_sid Essential at end of browser session
default_currency Functional at end of browser session
_ga / _gid Analytical varies; minimum of 24 hours