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INSEAD recognizes the need to secure the processing of personal data implemented by using its Site and the protection of the rights and freedoms of persons providing such data. In the interest of transparency, INSEAD’s Cookies Policy contains detailed information about our use of cookies.

  1. What are cookies?
  2. Types of cookies we use
  3. Purpose
  4. Consent
  5. Third-party cookies
  6. Disabling/Enabling cookies
  7. Cookies duration

1- What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our websites and also allows us to improve our sites. By continuing to browse our sites, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

2- Types of cookies we use

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

3- Purpose

You can find more information in the tables below about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in in the following websites


Cookie fromCookie namePurposeMore information

Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitors’ browser has JavaScript enabled

Javascript functionality cookie

This cookie name is associated with the Eloqua platform

Eloqua tracking cookie

This cookie name is associated with the Tealium data platform and is used for web analytics

Tealium performance cookie
insead.eduSimpleSAML SessionID

Drupal uses this cookie to indicate User is logs in and cookie variables are set though the Simple SAML library

insead.eduSSESSd02a e65d6a725f1 a5049a7033 61aec57

Drupal uses this cookie for site session and browsing experience. This cookie created unique session ID in the browser

addthis.comvc, uvc, uid, di2,loc, ouid, _atuvc, _atuvs

These third party cookies provide a social sharing widget, to enable visitors to share Website content with social networking platforms

AddThis Privacy Policy

Cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information

Google Privacy & Terms

Cookie for Consent Prompt & Consent Preferences

Tealium Cookie Policy
crazy egg_ceg.s, _ceg.u

These cookie name is associated with software provided by Crazy Egg Inc., a USA based company providing web analytics that tracks how visitors interact with pages on a site. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

Crazy egg Terms & Policies

_ceg.u cookies

_ceg.s cookies

yandex_ym_uid, _ym_d, _ym_isad, yandexuid, I , yp, yabs-sid

Used to indicate user status (new or returning), the version of the browser used, device make and model, session duration, number of pages viewed, landing pages, and other nonpersonally identifiable information

Yandex Privacy Policy

Yandex Metrica

Knowledge -

Cookie fromCookie namePurposeMore information
Google Analytics__utmc, __utma, __utmb, __utmt, __utmzGoogle Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content.Google Analytics cookies
Gwalletra1_uid, ra1_pd_These cookies are used to show you advertising messages that are more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and selecting advertisements that are based on your interestsGoogle Analytics cookies
Acquiatc_ptid, tc_ttid, tc_ptidexpiry

Randomly generated person identifier (used to associate a visitor with their profile) & Touch identifier

Acquia personalisation cookies

Force for Good -

Cookie fromCookie namePurposeMore information

cookie-agreed, fire_onceTo set the cookie accept/decline 
Twitterpersonalizati on_id

These cookies are set by Twitter for advertising and to identify and track the website visitor.

Personalisation cookie


fr, sb, datr, xs, c_userThese cookies are set by Facebook for advertising and to identify and track the website visitor.Facebook cookies

These cookies allow our websites to remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language

Google Privacy & Terms


Cookie fromCookie namePurposeMore information

Cookie for Consent Prompt & Consent Preferences

Tealium Cookie Policy
crazy egg_ceg.s, _ceg.u

These cookie name is associated with software provided by Crazy Egg Inc., a USA based company providing web analytics that tracks how visitors interact with pages on a site. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

Crazy egg Terms & Policies

_ceg.u cookies

_ceg.s cookies

In the Know -

Cookie fromCookie namePurposeMore information

cookie-agreedThis cookie is to register your consent to the use of cookies in this website. 

Application Online (APOL) -

Cookie fromCookie namePurposeMore information
apply.insead. edu SESSION_IDAPOL uses this cookie to indicate User is logged in and cookie variables are set by APOL site. 
apply.insead. edu BIGipServer PRD_apply.insead.edu_pool

APOL uses this cookie to remember the server number you are connected.

_gat, _ga, _gidThis cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
_gat cookies
_ga cookies
_gid cookies

4- Consent

The use of certain cookies does not require your prior consent, because they do not process any of your Personal Data, or because they are strictly necessary for the provision of the service you request (Strictly necessary cookies).

However, the use of cookies other than those mentioned in the previous paragraph, requires your prior consent, whether by clicking “OK” or by continuing browsing our site. Your prior consent is necessary for:

  • Analytical/Performance cookies
  • Functionality cookies
  • Targeting cookies

You can, at any time, object to the storage and use of some cookies or all, by deleting them from your devices or by modifying your browser settings, as described below.

5 - Third-party cookies

Please note that third parties, including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services, may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

6 - Disabling/Enabling cookies

You may disable cookies on the following sites via the following links:

You may also disable/enable cookies via your browser. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings. Click on any of the browser links below for instructions.

7- Cookies duration

Except for essential cookies, which can be used for the duration of your session on our web site, all cookies will expire after 13 months, then it will be necessary to renew your consent.

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