Cookie Notice

Last Updated 31 March 2023

This Cookie Notice describes how Turnitin uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and store information when you visit our websites (collectively, “Websites”), and your choices regarding those cookies. For additional information on our data processing, please visit our privacy policy.

About cookies:

A cookie is a small data file that is sent from a website and stored on the browser of your computer or device. Cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you return to Turnitin, to serve certain features, and to better understand how you interact with Turnitin.

Why we use cookies:

We use cookies for a variety of purposes, including to help us administer the Websites, remember your preferences, and diagnose technical problems. We also use cookies to help us better understand the nature of our user base, tailor our content, and to understand aggregate trends about how our Websites are used, and to help improve our Websites.

Types of Cookies and Our Legal Basis for Placing Cookies:

We may place both session and persistent cookies on your device. The difference between a session cookie and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser, or browser session. Persistent cookies will last after you close your browser in accordance with different factors, including your browser configuration and the lifespan of the particular cookie.

Our Website places first party cookies on your browser, and we allow third parties to also place cookies on your device. The difference between a first party cookie and a third party cookie relates to the control of the party who serves the cookie. A first party cookie is a cookie set by the Website or domain you are visiting. A third party cookie is set by a domain other than the one you are visiting, operated by a separate company (not by us). While we may allow third parties to access the website to place these cookies on users’ devices, we do not retain control over the information supplied by the cookies, nor do we retain access to that data. This information is controlled wholly by that third party and subject to their privacy notice.

Cookies are further categorized as follows:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: Strictly necessary cookies are required to browse our Websites and use certain Website features. If you disable strictly necessary cookies, the functionality of the Websites will be affected.

  • Functional cookies: Functional cookies enable us to store the selections and settings made by you (for example, your country or account preferences). If you disable these cookies, the functionality of the Websites may be affected.

  • Analytics cookies: Analytics cookies allow us to collect information on how our Websites are used and the nature of our user base. This includes whether a user has visited the Websites previously, the overall Website usage, and areas that users prefer on the Websites. This allows us to improve the performance of the Websites and your experience.

Contact us

For further information on our use of cookies and similar technologies, please contact us:

2101 Webster St., Suite 1900

Oakland, California 94612

866 816 5046

Our DPO may be reached at