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.

Name Description Expiration
seen-cookie-message Used to indicate you have seen the cookie message. 30 days
hasConsent Remembers the user's consent to the use of cookies on the website 1 year 25 days
ASP.NET_SessionId Stores 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
CMSPreferredCulture Stores 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.

1 day

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. 

Name Description Expiration
_ga Used to distinguish users 26 months
_gat Used to throttle request rate 30 minutes
_gat_UA-15561707-1, _gat_UA-43669722-1 These 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
_gid Used 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

Name Provider Description Expiration
1P_JAR www.google.com

Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes

1 week
DV, NID www.google.com Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes 2 years
IDE .doubleclick.net Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes  2 years
UULE www.google.com Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes 1 day


Read more about LinkedIn cookies and how they are used. 

Name Provider Description Expiration
lang .linkedin.com, ads.linkedin.com Remembers the user's selected language version of a website Expires on exit of browser
lidc .linkedin.com Used for routing, share buttons and advertising. 1 day
UserMatchHistory .ads.linkedin.com Used for LinkedIn Ad analytics 179 Days
BizoData, BizID, BizoUserMatchHistory .ads.linkedin.com LinkedIn insights and ads tags, LinkedIn Ad analytics 6 months
bcookie .linkedin.com Browser ID cookie Share buttons and ad tags 1 year


For more information, see Facebook's cookie policy.

Name Provider Description Expiration
datr .facebook.com Facebook cookies link the website with Facebook and count the number of likes or detect if the user is logged on. 90 days
fr .facebook.com Cookie set by Facebook that tracks the browser ID and user ID. 90 days


Name Provider Description Expiration
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE youtube.com Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 days
YSC youtube.com Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Expires on exit of browser

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