Last updated: May 2023

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.


We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Interpretation and Definitions



The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.



For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.

Business, for the purpose of the GDPR, refers to the Company as the legal entity that collects Consumers’ personal information and determines the purposes and means of the processing of Consumers’ personal information, or on behalf of which such information is collected and that alone, or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of consumers’ personal information, that does business in the Norway and EU territory.

Company (referred to as either ‚Äúthe Company‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúWe‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúUs‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúOur‚ÄĚ in this Agreement) refers to Highered AS (org. number 916 036 043), Madserud all√© 34, 0274, Oslo.

For the purpose of the GDPR, the Company is the Data Controller.

Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

Country refers to: Norway

Data Controller, for the purposes of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), refers to the Company as the legal person which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data.

Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

Do Not Track (DNT) is a concept that has been promoted by US regulatory authorities, in particular the U.S. Federal Trade

Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites.

Facebook Page is a public profile named Highered specifically created by the Company on the Facebook social network, accessible from

Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

For the purposes of GDPR, Personal Data means any information relating to You such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

Service refers to the Website.

Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used. For the purpose of the GDPR, Service Providers are considered Data Processors.

Third-party Social Media Service refers to any website or any social network website through which a User can log in or create an account to use the Service.

Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

Website refers to Highered’s website, accessible from and associated subdomains connected to and

You mean the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

Under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), You can be referred to as the Data Subject or as the User as you are the individual using the Service.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Email address

First name and last name

Affiliated academic institutions and/or companies

Credit card information in order to pay for products and/or services within the Service

Usage Data

While You are filling My Profile, you will choose to share information about Your Motivation, Assets and Skills, Languages, Experience, Education, Associations, and Preferences (Industry, Function and Preferred employers).

When You or the organization you represent pay for a product and/or a service via bank transfer, We may ask You to provide information to facilitate this transaction and to verify Your identity. Such information may include, without limitation:

  • Date of birth or organisation number
  • Other information linking You or the organization you represent to an address

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.

Information from Third-Party Social Media Services

The Company allows You to create an account and log in to use the Service through the following Third-party Social Media Services:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • WeChat

If You decide to register through or otherwise grant us access to a Third-Party Social Media Service, We may collect Personal data that is already associated with Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account, such as Your name, Your email address, Your activities or Your contact list associated with that account.

You may also have the option of sharing additional information with the Company through Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account. If You choose to provide such information and Personal Data, during registration or otherwise, You are giving the Company permission to use, share, and store it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Service. The technologies We use may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless you have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Service may use Cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies can be ‚ÄúPersistent‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúSession‚ÄĚ Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser.¬†

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

Necessary / Essential Cookies

Type: Session Cookies

Administered by: Us

Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.

Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

Type: Persistent Cookies

Administered by: Us

Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

Functionality Cookies

Type: Persistent Cookies

Administered by: Us

Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.

Tracking and Performance Cookies

Type: Persistent Cookies

Administered by: Third-Parties

Purpose: These Cookies are used to track information about traffic to the Website and how users use the Website. The information gathered via these Cookies may directly or indirectly identify you as an individual visitor. This is because the information collected is typically linked to a pseudonymous identifier associated with the device you use to access the Website. We may also use these Cookies to test new pages, features or new functionality of the Website to see how our users react to them.

For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy.

Use of Your Personal Data

The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.
  • To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.
  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.
  • To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application‚Äôs push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
  • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.
  • To deliver targeted advertising to You: We may use Your information to develop and display content and advertising (and work with third-party vendors who do so) tailored to Your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness.
  • For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.
  • For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.

We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

  • With Service Providers: We may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, to advertise on third party websites to You after You visited our Service, for payment processing, to contact You.
  • For business transfers: We may share or transfer Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to another company.
  • With Affiliates: We may share Your information with Our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include subsidiaries.
  • With business partners: We may share Your information with Our business partners including but not limited to Your academic institution and potential employers to offer You certain products, services or promotions.
  • With other users: When You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If You interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media Service, Your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Service may see Your name, profile, pictures and description of Your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of Your activity, communicate with You and view Your profile.
  • With Your consent: We may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.
  • When you activate the ‚ÄúBe Discovered mode‚ÄĚ: on the Opt-in option on My profile. By choosing ‚ÄúON” (Activate), You agree to receive emails with specific Job opportunities and invitation to selected events. You will also potentially receive requests to view Your profile information from a recruiter/company according to the information that You have submitted in My Profile. Then, if You agree, Your profile will be shared with the recruiter/company, making them able to contact You directly.

You can De-activate (Opt-out) or Activate (Opt-in) the ‚ÄúBe Discovered‚ÄĚ feature at any time on My Profile.


  • When you as a talent register and participate in virtual events on our platform, we will track your activities as part of the Highered service. This is necessary for us to deliver a high quality product and experience to our customers, which are the companies and talent attending the event. We will only track your activities when the talent attendee actively click on the booths of the companies. In such cases, we will share your information exclusively with the respective companies.
  • If you choose to use the Chat feature to communicate with recruiters during the virtual events, any personal information you directly share will be subject to our Privacy Policy.


Retention of Your Personal Data

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company‚Äôs operating offices and in any other places, mostly within the European Union, where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to ‚ÄĒ and maintained on ‚ÄĒ computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.



Disclosure of Your Personal Data


Business Transactions

If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, Your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy


Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).


Other legal requirements

The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability


Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Detailed Information on the Processing of Your Personal Data

The Service Providers We use may have access to Your Personal Data. These third-party vendors collect, store, use, process and transfer information about Your activity on Our Service in accordance with their Privacy Policies.



We may use third-party Service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.


Google Analytics 

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: 


Email Marketing

We may use Your Personal Data to contact You with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to You. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from Us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email We send or by contacting Us.

We may use Email Marketing Service Providers to manage and send emails to You.



Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at 



Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at  



We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we may use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect Your payment card details. That information is provided directly to Our third-party payment processors whose use of Your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.



Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at  

When You use Our Service to pay a product and/or service via bank transfer, We may ask You to provide information to facilitate this transaction and to verify Your identity.


Behavioral Remarketing

The Company uses remarketing services to advertise to You after You accessed or visited our Service. We and Our third-party vendors use cookies and non-cookie technologies to help Us recognize Your Device and understand how You use our Service so that We can improve our Service to reflect Your interests and serve You advertisements that are likely to be of more interest to You.

These third-party vendors collect, store, use, process and transfer information about Your activity on Our Service in accordance with their Privacy Policies and to enable Us to:

  • Measure and analyze traffic and browsing activity on Our Service
  • Show advertisements for our products and/or services to You on third-party websites or apps
  • Measure and analyze the performance of Our advertising campaigns

Some of these third-party vendors may use non-cookie technologies that may not be impacted by browser settings that block cookies. Your browser may not permit You to block such technologies. You can use the following third-party tools to decline the collection and use of information for the purpose of serving You interest-based advertising:

You may opt-out of all personalized advertising by enabling privacy features on Your mobile device such as Limit Ad Tracking (iOS) and Opt Out of Ads Personalization (Android). See Your mobile device Help system for more information.

We may share information, such as hashed email addresses (if available) or other online identifiers collected on Our Service with these third-party vendors. This allows Our third-party vendors to recognize and deliver You ads across devices and browsers. To read more about the technologies used by these third-party vendors and their cross-device capabilities please refer to the 
Privacy Policy of each vendor listed below.

The third-party vendors We use are:

Google Ads (AdWords) 

Google Ads (AdWords) remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: 

Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on ‚Äď ‚Äď for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: 



Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.

You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: 

To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads, follow these instructions from

Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioural Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: 



Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at  


Usage, Performance and Miscellaneous

We may use third-party Service Providers to provide better functionality and improvement of our Service such as.


Google Places

Google Places is a service that returns information about places using HTTP requests. It is operated by Google

Google Places service may collect information from You and from Your Device for security purposes.

The information gathered by Google Places is held in accordance with the Privacy Policy of Google: 



Intercom is a messaging platform which allows communication on the website, through social media, or via email.

The information gathered by Intercom is held in accordance with the Privacy Policy of Intercom:



Pipedrive is a cloud-based software company developing the web application and mobile app Pipedrive, a sales customer relationship management tool.

The information gathered by Pipedrive is held in accordance with the Privacy Policy of Pipedrive:



Cronofy is a provider of scheduling tools, embeddable components and APIs.

The information gathered by Cronofy is held in accordance with the Privacy Policy of Cronofy:



TalkJs is a provider of messaging API and SDK.

The information gathered by TalkJS is held in accordance with the Policy of TalkJS:



Wistia is a video hosting platform.

The information gathered by Wistia is held in accordance with the Privacy Policy of Wistia:


Aon Assessment

Aon Assessment is a global professional services firm providing online assessment services.

The information gathered by Aon Assessment is held in accordance with the Privacy Policy of Aon Assessment:

GDPR Privacy



Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under GDPR

We may process Personal Data under the following conditions:

  • Consent:¬†You have given Your consent for processing Personal Data for one or more specific purposes.
  • Performance of a contract:¬†Provision of Personal Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with You and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Legal obligations:¬†Processing Personal Data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Company is subject.
  • Vital interests:¬†Processing Personal Data is necessary in order to protect Your vital interests or of another natural person.
  • Public interests:¬†Processing Personal Data is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Company.
  • Legitimate interests: Processing Personal Data is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Company.


In any case, the Company will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.


Your Rights under the GDPR

The Company undertakes to respect the confidentiality of Your Personal Data and to guarantee You can exercise Your rights.

You have the right under this Privacy Policy, and by law if You are within the EU, to:

  • Request access to Your Personal Data.¬†The right to access, update or delete the information We have on You. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of Your Personal Data directly within Your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact Us to assist You. This also enables You to receive a copy of the Personal Data We hold about You.
  • Request correction of the Personal Data that We hold about You.¬†You have the right to have any incomplete or inaccurate information We hold about You corrected.
  • Object to processing of Your Personal Data.¬†This right exists where We are relying on a legitimate interest as the legal basis for Our processing and there is something about Your particular situation, which makes You want to object to our processing of Your Personal Data on this ground. You also have the right to object where We are processing Your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request erasure of Your Personal Data.¬†You have the right to ask Us to delete or remove Personal Data when there is no good reason for Us to continue processing it.
  • Request the transfer of Your Personal Data.¬†We will provide to You, or to a third-party You have chosen, Your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Please note that this right only applies to automated information which You initially provided consent for Us to use or where We used the information to perform a contract with You.
  • Withdraw Your consent. You have the right to withdraw Your consent on using your Personal Data. If You withdraw Your consent, We may not be able to provide You with access to certain specific functionalities of the Service.


Exercising of Your GDPR Data Protection Rights

You may exercise Your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by contacting Us. Please note that we may ask You to verify Your identity before responding to such requests. If You make a request, We will try our best to respond to You as soon as possible.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about Our collection and use of Your Personal Data. For more information, if You are in the European Economic Area (EEA), please contact Your local data protection authority in the EEA.

Facebook Fan Page


Data Controller for the Facebook Fan Page

The Company is the Data Controller of Your Personal Data collected while using the Service. As operator of the Facebook Fan Page, the Company and the operator of the social network Facebook are Joint Controllers.

The Company has entered into agreements with Facebook that define the terms for use of the Facebook Fan Page, among other things. These terms are mostly based on the Facebook Terms of Service:

Visit the Facebook Privacy Policy for more information about how Facebook manages Personal data or contact Facebook online, or by mail: Facebook, Inc. ATTN, Privacy Operations, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States.


Facebook Insights

We use the Facebook Insights function in connection with the operation of the Facebook Fan Page and on the basis of the GDPR, in order to obtain anonymized statistical data about Our users.

For this purpose, Facebook places a Cookie on the device of the user visiting Our Facebook Fan Page. Each Cookie contains a unique identifier code and remains active for a period of two years, except when it is deleted before the end of this period.

Facebook receives, records and processes the information stored in the Cookie, especially when the user visits the Facebook services, services that are provided by other members of the Facebook Fan Page and services by other companies that use Facebook services.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook Privacy Policy here:



You can opt out of receiving ads that are personalized as served by our Service Providers by following our instructions presented on the Service:


The opt out will place a cookie on Your computer that is unique to the browser You use to opt out. If you change browsers or delete the cookies saved by your browser, You will need to opt out again.


Mobile Devices

Your mobile device may give You the ability to opt out of the use of information about the apps You use in order to serve You ads that are targeted to Your interests:

  • ‚ÄúOpt out of Interest-Based Ads‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúOpt out of Ads Personalization‚ÄĚ on Android devices
  • ‚ÄúLimit Ad Tracking‚ÄĚ on iOS devices


You can also stop the collection of location information from Your mobile device by changing the preferences on Your mobile device.


Our Service does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

However, some third party websites do keep track of Your browsing activities. If You are visiting such websites, You can set Your preferences in Your web browser to inform websites that You do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable DNT by visiting the preferences or settings page of Your web browser.


Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the ‚ÄúLast updated‚ÄĚ date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us:

Highered AS
Madserud Allé 34
0274 Oslo




Cookies Policy

Last updated: August 3, 2020


What are Cookies

As common practice with almost all professional websites, Highered uses cookies. Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This policy describes what information they gather, how we use it, and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent cookies that are not critical to the site’s functionality from being stored on your device.


What are Web Beacons

Web Beacons, in some cases referred to as ‚ÄúTracking pixels‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúJavascript tags‚ÄĚ are small pieces of code that can be loaded as part of a web-page or e-mail in order to monitor visitors and users‚Äô interaction with a service. This policy describes in brief what kinds of beacons we currently make use of, and what information they capture. We will also share how you can limit the amount of data tracked by such beacons.

For a detailed explanation of cookies and web beacons, please refer to these explanatory pages (cookie / pixel).


How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons. A website‚Äôs ability to recognize you as a user and keep you logged in as you navigate the page is dependent on so-called ‚Äúfunctional cookies‚ÄĚ which uniquely identify your user account. Such cookies are crucial for us to deliver our service to you. Intercom is storing cookies on your device in order to help us recognize whether you are a user or not, and which user you are. This can also be categorized as functional cookies. Google Analytics, and our video provider Wistia is also storing cookies in order for us to keep track of new and returning visitors to our service. Such cookies do not identify you directly and are not critical to the functionality of our website.


Disabling Cookies

Unfortunately, Highered does not currently offer the option to select which cookies you want to disable specifically to our pages. However, we do respect browser settings you have enabled. This means that if you enable ‚ÄúDo Not Track‚ÄĚ on your browser or device, Highered will not enable cookies that are used to track your behavior. For information on how to activate this mode, please refer to the guides at We are planning to offer an option to selectively limit specific cookies on our pages only, but this is not ready yet. The ‚ÄúDo Not Track‚ÄĚ mode does, however, cover the same functionality that our internal solution would do ‚Äď it‚Äôs just working across all web pages and not limited to Highered.

An extreme measure you may also employ is to set your browser to ‚Äúdisable all cookies from Highered‚ÄĚ by selectively blocking each of our domains. However, this will severely impact the functionality of our sites as we will not be able to recognize you as a user. Therefore, we do not recommend this and suggest you rather enable the ‚ÄúDo Not Track‚ÄĚ mode.


The Cookies We Set

On the school pages for students and alumni (, the most common cookies are administered by the following entities:

  • Highered (to identify a user): refresh_token, access_token, wpcc
  • Google analytics (analytics): _gid, _ga, _gat_gtag_UA_*
  • Intercom (support): intercom-session-*, intercom-id-*
  • Wistia (to show videos and remember your viewing progress): __distilled

* is used in place of a unique code that identifies you, your session, and/or the Highered web-page you are currently accessing.

We strive to always keep our cookie overview up to date and readable. However, there may in some cases be discrepancies between the list in this section and the actual cookie set-up on our pages. For a full and up-to-date list of the cookies being used on our domains, please reach out to us at


How we use Web Beacons

Highered uses web beacons in order to analyze our visitors‚Äô behavior on our pages and perform retargeting. These web beacons are commonly used in conjunction with cookies in order to keep track of new and returning users. In fact, the cookies themselves are never sending information across the internet ‚Äď this information transfer is being handled by the web beacons, which read the associated cookies.

This means that most of our analytics cookies have one or more corresponding Web Beacons that transfer analytics information to our or a data processor‚Äôs systems. See the ‚ÄúWeb Beacons we use‚ÄĚ section for examples.


Disabling Web Beacons

As with analytics cookies, the only way to disable Web Beacons at Highered‚Äôs services is currently to enable the ‚ÄúDo Not Track‚ÄĚ setting in your browser or device. A guide to doing that can be found here:

We will soon implement a method for you to disable analytics Web Beacons on Highered specifically. In the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Please be aware that disabling Web Beacons at Highered does not disable click and page view tracking when you interact with job ads and companies. This is tracked independently and not through web beacons and is an integral part of how our service is being delivered to you. Therefore it cannot be disabled. Along with a method for disabling these technologies on Highered specifically, we will provide a more clear overview on which beacons and tracking methods are active at a given moment.


Web Beacons we use

On the school pages for students and alumni (, the web beacons currently in use are:

  • Google Analytics Global Site Tag, for anonymized visitor data and event tracking
  • Facebook Pixel, for aggregated demographic data on our visitors and retargeting functionality
  • Intercom widget, for providing support to you in a seamless way
  • Wistia Hosted Videos, for analyzing interactions with the videos on our pages
  • Leadpages Exit pop-up, for analyzing interaction with time-based prompts on our page
  • Sendgrid E-mail Pixel, a pixel used in e-mails we send you through Sendgrid which help us analyze how many of our e-mails are opened by our users.

We strive to always keep our Web Beacon overview up to date-and readable. However, there may in some cases be discrepancies between the list in this section and the actual Web Beacons being used on our pages. For a full and up-to-date list of the Web Beacons on our domains, please reach out to us at


If you have any questions about this Cookies Policy, You can contact us:

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Madserud Allé 34
0274 Oslo