A cookie is a small text-based file placed on your device after you visit a website.
We use different types of cookies to:
First party cookies are cookies that Ohio State sets when you visit our website. We use these to make your experience on our website better and to ensure our website functions as expected. Only Ohio State can access this data.
Third party cookies are cookies from third parties that we place on our website. We use these to track our advertising effectiveness, improve advertising we may deliver to you after you leave our site and support your experience on our site. The third parties do have access to this data, often the pages you visited on our website and your location.
A session cookie is temporarily stored in your browser on your computer, phone or other device. It is deleted after you leave the website or when you close the browser.
A persistent cookie is stored in your browser on your computer, phone or other device. It is active until you delete it or it expires.
These cookies are necessary for our website and services to work as you’d expect.
We use these to ensure our site is working and fix errors. We also use these to try new ideas.
These help us customize your site experience using your previous behavior and choices as our guide.
We place advertising cookies on our site on behalf of third parties we work with. These send information about your behavior on our site to advertisers so we can provide Ohio State ads to you on other websites. Some third parties may pair this with your behaviors outside of the Ohio State website to further personalize the ads you receive. These are third party, persistent cookies. If you’ve already deployed an ad blocker on your browser, you will not receive these cookies.