Columbia University Press Blog Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice

Information Collected on this Website

We collect user information only when a user signs up for a newsletter or RSS feed, or submits the Web feedback form.

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We collect information regarding only the referrer page, the user agent (browser) and operating system, and such information as is voluntarily provided by the user. This information is used to better respond to the user’s request.

This information may be retained for statistical, record-keeping purposes and to improve and better maintain our online services.

We do not share any user information with third parties.

What is a “Cookie?”

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to be stored on a web browser so that it can be read back later from that browser. The cookie is a text file saved in the browser’s directory and stored in RAM while the browser is running. The cookie may also be stored on the computer’s hard drive once a user logs off from that website or web server.

How Do We Use Cookies?

Columbia University Press and authorized third-party service providers collect information about users’ activities and experiences while visiting the Columbia University Press website. Examples of tools that collect such information include but are not exclusive to: browser cookies, web beacons, flash cookies, tracking pixels, and similar technologies.

Columbia University Press uses data gathered about website activity (e.g., demographic data, browser type, IP address, pages visited, the day and time of visit) to target users for certain types of content, or to match up with email subscriber lists and/or to provide a better user experience. For example, to recognize new visitors to CU websites, recognize past users, better understand the interests of users and website visitors, and to improve the website to enhance the visitor experience.

Managing Cookies

Cookies can be managed through browser settings. To learn more, refer to the support instructions for each browser (FirefoxChromeSafari, or Internet Explorer). Be aware that disabling or deleting cookies may impact your ability to use certain features of that website. If disabling or deleting cookies, repeat this process for each browser and computer used. Note that cookies used by Adobe Flash cannot be controlled by browser settings.

Columbia University Press will treat any personally identifiable information that is collected on this website in a secure manner.