Cookie Policy

Welcome to the AKU website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following cookie policy, which governs AKU's relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

What are cookies?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small text file, served by the web page server and is stored in your web browser while you are browsing a website. The next time you visit a web page on a website the cookie stored in your web browser informs the webpage server that you returned to that webpage.
A cookie is only a text file and not a programme and can be deleted anytime. Cookies do not spread viruses and cannot access your hard drive and will only store information that you voluntarily provide to a website.

Websites use cookies:
  • To collect demographic data about who is visiting the web site. This data is then used to track how often users come to the site and how long they remain on the site.
  • To personalise the user's experience on the web site. Cookies help store personal information about the unique visitor so that when they return to the site users has a more personalised experience.

Types of cookies

Session Cookies: Session cookies are created temporarily when a user visits a website. Once the user leaves the site/closes the browser, the session cookie is deleted.

Persistent Cookies: A persistent cookie file remains on the user’s device and is re-activated when the user visits the website that created that particular cookie. These cookies expire after a certain period (set in the file), or can be removed manually.

Google Analytics Cookies: Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to a website is used to create reports about the use of the website and is stored by Google. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Cookies we use

Aga Khan University website does not use cookies to collect personal information about you. Details of the cookies we use are as follows:

  • Session Cookies: These are used to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website.
  • Persistent Cookies: This cookie enables our website to recognise your regional preference and takes you directly to the regional gateway page next time you visit the site.
  • Google Analytics Cookies: These are used to analyse the use of our website. The table below explains the cookies we use in Google Analytics:
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google privacy policy
Google analytics
Google analytics terms of service


How to disable cookies?

Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do the following:

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

Your rights

No information or data stored through the use of cookies on this website is shared with any third party. We only use this information to evaluate how our website is used and our employees and staff are obliged to keep this information private and confidential. Kindly note that while we take all reasonable precautions to keep the information and data secure and protected, the information is not encrypted and is no more secure than ordinary email. We will only disclose information about you if we are required to do so by law or if it is necessary in connection with any legal proceedings.