Explanation of cookies used by this website

Cookies are stored on your computer and can be deleted by you at any time. If you do not want websites to store cookies on your computer, you can change your browser settings to alert you whenever a website attempts to send you cookies. You can also adjust the settings so that your browser rejects all cookies or only third-party cookies. Cookies already stored on your computer can be deleted. Note that you will have to change these settings individually for every browser on each computer you use.

Please realise that if you do not want cookies from our website, we cannot guarantee that the site will work as intended. Certain functionalities or pages may be disabled or even disappear completely.

On this website we use the following cookies:

  • Comparison session cookie: ensures visitors do not have to add the names of Bachelor's programmes every time they visit the page; added only if the user clicks on 'compare'.
  • Admissions period session cookie: ensures that visitors do not have to repeat their prior selections each time they visit these pages; added only if the user clicks on the 'submit' button.
  • Homepage 90-day period cookie: ensures that visitors can click on previously accessed Bachelor's programme pages directly from the homepage; added when the user visits a Bachelor's page.


To ascertain which parts of our website interest visitors most, we use third-party software to keep constant track of how many visitors access our site and which elements are viewed most often. Cookies are used for this.

The resulting data is used to generate statistics. These statistics provide insight into how often our website is visited, where exactly visitors spend the longest time and so forth. Using this information, we can ensure that the website structure, navigation and content are as user-friendly as possible. Statistics and other reports are never traced back to individual users.

We use a Google Analytics cookie to:

  • Keep track of the number of visitors to our web pages
  • Keep track of the amount of time each visitor spends on our web pages
  • Ascertain the sequence in which visitors visit various pages on our website
  • Assess whether parts of our site need modification
  • Optimise the website

Social media

The articles and film clips you can read and view on our website can be shared using the social media buttons. For this feature to work, we use those social media's cookies, enabling them to recognise you whenever you wish to share an article or clip.

For information about cookies sent by social media pages and any data they gather this way, please refer to the statements on their websites (see the links below). Please also note that these statements are subject to regular changes. Utrecht University has no influence on this.

Other cookies

Due to the way in which the Internet and websites work, the university cannot always know which third-party cookies are sent via our site. This applies mainly to pages on our site that contain what are known as embedded elements: texts, documents, images or film clips that are stored at a third party but are displayed on, in or via our site.

By using Utrecht University's website, you agree to the terms of the policy as outlined above.