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A cookie is a file that is stored on your device (desktop, laptop, tablet or other IT equipment). It allows a website to recognise your computer and collect information about which pages you visit and which features you choose with your browser. Cookies cannot detect who you are, what your name is, where you live or if one or more persons use your device. Neither can they spread viruses or other malware.

Statistical cookies

The first time you visit, you will notice two buttons at the bottom of the page: "Decline" and "Accept". If you press "Decline", no statistical cookies will stored by Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland). If you press "Accept", you consent to our cookie policy. You can change your selection at any time by clicking on the cookie icon at the bottom of the page. If you do not want to store cookies, you will have to turn cookies off in your browser’s settings.

Below we have provided instructions on how to configure your browser depending on which browser you are using:

  • For Google Chrome, click here to open their instructions
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To continuously improve, Ilisimatusarfik uses Google Analytics: a web analytics service that uses cookies to collect data about how users move around Among other things. It provides Ilisimatusarfik with details about which pages are the most visited and how many visitors the page has had and so on.

The collection of data is anonymous and is used for the express purpose of optimising the user experience on

To view the Google Analytics Personal Information Policy, click here.

Ilisimatusarfik does not use other cookies than those described above.

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You can always delete stored cookies in your browser. The procedure differs from browser to browser. If you need help, please consult the above-mentioned instructions for your browser.