Cookies and Privacy Information for Blackboard Collaborate Plan

Date Published: 6-15-2012
Versions:                    2.1, 2.2.x

Blackboard Collaborate Plan makes use of the following cookie and related technologies for the described purposes below.   These disclosures are made consistent with Blackboard privacy policies and regulations such as the EU Privacy directive.  For more information visit our Privacy Center at

About Cookies

A cookie is a file issued from a issued from a website, Internet based application or Internet delivered content to a end user’s connected device (e.g. web browser, smartphone, etc.).  Cookies may be used to uniquely identify a user.  They may be used to track individual preferences and other information about a web user. Blackboard products use this technology to provide secure learning experiences, track usage and manage application performance.  Third party content may be embedded on pages within Blackboard products.  This third party content may include cookies from the content issuer.

This product is not a web application and does not use cookies. 

Storage of User Preferences and Personal Information

            Users Preferences and Personal Information Stored Locally on your Computer or Terminal Device

[Choose the one that best describes your application]
___X__This application stores user preferences and/or personal information on the terminal device or computer that accesses this product.  The preferences and information are stored in 1 file, located in the users personal directories.  The location varies depending on the operating system.  The file is:

  • Elluminate Plan.preferences
ItemDescriptionPotential for Disclosure to Other UsersRemoval
Persistent layout informationThis application stores the screen location of various windows, and other configurable layout optionsNo privacy concern.Remove “Elluminate Plan.preferences“
Last load/save folderThis application stores the last folder that a Plan was loaded from or saved toMight reveal something about previous activity.Remove “Elluminate Plan.preferences”
UpdatesThis application checks for the latest software updatesNo privacy concernRemove “Elluminate Plan.preferences”
Recent documentsThis application stores a list of Plan documents worked onMight reveal something about previous activityRemove “Elluminate Plan.preferencese”

____This application does not store user preferences and / or personal information on the terminal device or computer that accesses this product. 

Requesting Removal of Private Information

To remove stored materials from this service contact your local institution.