Some web sites use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in your device memory when you visit a website. Cookies and similar technologies are widely used by websites to make them work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the website operator about how users are using their website. Most browsers allow you to block cookies by adjusting the “settings,” “preferences” or “internet options.” To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please refer to your browser ‘help’ section, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s explanation on its website, or the Washington State privacy resources at

We are not using cookies on any other part of the District Web site. If we decide to implement additional uses of cookies in the future, this section will be updated accordingly.

See the Pierce College Privacy Notice for more information about Web privacy policies at Pierce College.

District Directory

If you choose to use the "personal list" feature of the District directory, a cookie will be set to save your list. This information is not sent to anyone at Pierce College and is only saved to your local computer for your convenience. Use of cookies is not required to access directory information.

Student Online Services

Pierce College District currently uses cookies for the Student Online Services home page to set certain information for the on-campus kiosks. This does not affect the users of any other computers.

Third-Party Advertisers

Pierce College works with an advertising agencies which assists us in advertising our website. In connection with their marketing efforts on our behalf, those agencies utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies and it may also permit selected third parties to do so. For the most part, the agencies only use what are referred to as "session cookies", which are cookies that expire upon the conclusion of your visit to our site. This is the sole use of the Advertising Cookies-they are not being used to track you in any other way.

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