About Cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is automatically saved on your computer or device when you visit a website. University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education uses cookies on our website (pce.uw.edu). 

Website Functionality and Performance

We use the following cookies to improve the experience of visitors to our website.

seen-cookie-messageUsed to indicate you have seen the cookie message.30 days
hasConsentRemembers the user's consent to the use of cookies on the website1 year 25 days
ASP.NET_SessionIdStores a temporary unique identifier for your session – no other information is stored. This cookie is removed when you close your browser.Expires on exit of browser
CMSPreferredCultureStores the visitor's preferred content culture.1 year
ai_session, ai_user

Tracks users as they navigate the website; this data is used predominately for infrastructure performance insights.

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Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track the behavior of site visitors, to better understand our audience, to improve user experience, and to identify potential website performance optimization opportunities. 

_gaUsed to distinguish users26 months
_gatUsed to throttle request rate30 minutes
_gat_UA-15561707-1, _gat_UA-43669722-1These cookies allow us to count user visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the site performance using Google Analytics services.1 year
_gidUsed to distinguish users.1 day

Advertising and Social Media Cookies

We use the following cookies to facilitate sharing of our content social media and for the purpose of showing ads to site visitors based on pages they may have visited on our website. Information on the use of advertising cookies and tracking technologies is available at www.youronlinechoices.eu (for visitors located in Europe) or at www.youradchoices.com


Learn more about how Google Ads work and manage your Google Ad Settings


Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes

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DV, NIDwww.google.comGoogle advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes2 years
IDE.doubleclick.netGoogle advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes 2 years
UULEwww.google.comGoogle advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes1 day


Read more about LinkedIn cookies and how they are used. 

lang.linkedin.com, ads.linkedin.comRemembers the user's selected language version of a websiteExpires on exit of browser
lidc.linkedin.comUsed for routing, share buttons and advertising.1 day
UserMatchHistory.ads.linkedin.comUsed for LinkedIn Ad analytics179 Days
BizoData, BizID, BizoUserMatchHistory.ads.linkedin.comLinkedIn insights and ads tags, LinkedIn Ad analytics6 months
bcookie.linkedin.comBrowser ID cookie Share buttons and ad tags1 year


For more information, see Facebook's cookie policy.

datr.facebook.comFacebook cookies link the website with Facebook and count the number of likes or detect if the user is logged on.90 days
fr.facebook.comCookie set by Facebook that tracks the browser ID and user ID.90 days


VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEyoutube.comTries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.179 days
YSCyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.Expires on exit of browser

Managing cookies

To learn more about cookies, including how to remove cookies from your browser, please visit All About Cookies.