WebDCU™ Cookie Policy

About cookies and cookie consent

At WebDCU™, accessible from WebDCU.musc.edu, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our participants and visitors. This Cookie Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by WebDCU ™ and how we use it.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, WebDCU ™ uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including users' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing information. With cookies, sites can keep you logged in, remember your site preferences and give you personalized content. Cookies can also be used to establish statistics about the browsing experience and to show target ads.

Different types of cookies


In general, cookies can be classified by:

  1. Provenance:
    • First-party cookies are issued by a website that a user views directly
    • Third-party cookies are not created by the website being visited, but by a third party like Google Analytics, DoubleClick, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Vimеo, etc.
  2. Duration:
    • Session cookies which is erased when the user closes the browser
    • Persistent cookies which remains on the user device for a some period of time
  3. Purpose:
    • Strictly necessary cookies are required for website to work properly
    • Preferences cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past
    • Statistics cookies help website owner to collect statistic data and understand how visitors interact with website
    • Marketing cookies track user's online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant ad. These are almost always third-party persistent cookies, WebDCU does not use Cookies for marketing purpose.

Consent to use cookies

Many jurisdictions require that website owners obtain opt-in user consent before using cookies that are not strictly necessary. This is needed to be GDPR compliance and you give such consent when you sign in on the website.

How to manage cookie settings

Most web browsers allow you to manage your cookie preferences through the browser settings. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, or delete all cookies. To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers please contact local IT/IS support.

By loging in and using our website, you hereby consent to our Cookie Policy, agree to enable us to use and store cookies and agree to its Terms and Conditions.

WebDCU™ is a web based clinical trial management system developed by the Data Coordination Unit at the Medical University of South Carolina. WebDCU™ Copyright 2020-2021 MUSC. All rights reserved.