The University of Hong Kong collects information while you are using the website in the following functions:
The University of Hong Kong treats your information securely with related guidelines and technology, whilst the security will not be guaranteed absolutely. When you provide personal or non-personal information in the website, that means you agree to The University of Hong Kong to send an email to you regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the website.
Information about your use of the website may be shared as follows:
“Cookies” are small data files of information that a website transfers to your hard drive or mobile device to store and sometimes track information about you. Although “cookies” do identify a user’s device, “cookies” do not personally identify users. Additionally, mobile devices may use other tracking files which are similar to “cookies”.
The website uses “cookies” to distinguish you from other users. This helps to improve the website and to provide you with a better experience when you browse using the website.
Strictly necessary cookies: these are “cookies” that are required for the operation of the website, such as to enable you to log into secure areas.
Performance cookies: these types of “cookies” recognise and count the number of users of the webiste and to see how users move around in each. This information is used to improve the way the website work.
Functionality cookies: these cookies recognise when you return to the website, enable personalised content and recognise and remember your preferences.
Targeting cookies: these cookies record your visit to the website, including the individual pages visited and links followed.
Generally, the strictly necessary “cookies” and some performance and functionality “cookies” only last for the duration of your visit to the website or expire when you close the website: these are known as “session cookies”. The functionality cookies and some targeting and performance cookies will last for a longer period of time: these are known as “persistent cookies”.
Third party cookies: some of the persistent and session “cookies” used by the website may be set by the third parties who are delivering services on our behalf.
Blocking cookies: Most websites, mobile devices and apps automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your device or website settings to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set.
Please note however, that (as with other websites and apps) by blocking or deleting cookies used on the website you may not be able to take full advantage of the website.
If you have any questions about your account or the website, please send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org.