Last updated: 27 April 2020

1. Overview of Cookies

PayGrade does not set cookies on the website; however, our third party service providers use cookies through tracking software on the website (the "Service") to improve your user experience. This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, including, without limitation, the types of cookies used, who set cookies and why, your rights and choices, and the duration of cookies. In most cases, cookies do not collect personal information; however, when the information collected through cookies and other tracking software is combined with other information, it will become personal information. In this case, our Privacy Policy shall apply. By using the Service, you consent to this Cookies Policy. If you do not agree to this Cookies Policy, you may block cookies as described below in section 6.

2. What are Cookies

Cookies are tiny bits of data/information that a website attaches to the browser of its visitors – through a unique code – in order to track some preferences and activities about such visitors. Cookies can either be first party cookies, which means they are set on your browser by the owner of a website (in this case, PayGrade), or it can be third party cookies – meaning that they are set on your browser by third party service providers, who perform certain tasks on the website’s behalf. For example, PayGrade uses Google Analytics on the site, which is a third party application provided by Google Inc. In order to carry out analytics for us, Google Inc. sets its cookies on your browser through Google Analytics.

3. Types and Durations of Cookies

The type of cookies used on the Service is the analytics/performance cookies, which are set by Google Inc. through Google Analytics. This cookie is used to gather behaviors of visitors on the website, including information about how many visitors are on the website, how long each visitor stays on the website, what part of the website each visitor is currently on, and other analytical reports.

The cookies used on the Service are of two different durations: The first is a “session cookie,” which lasts for a session of a visitor’s browsing time. i.e., it expires when the visitor/user closes their browser. The second type of cookie is a “persistent cookie,” which lasts for much longer and does not expire when the visitor/user closes their browser.

Cookies are used for various purposes on the Service. Among other things, cookies are used to improve your user experience and remember your preferences, such as your login details and other profile information. Most importantly, cookies are set by Google Inc. through Google Analytics (described below) to gather analytics reports on PayGrade’s behalf.

4. Other tracking software

As mentioned above, the cookies used on the website are third party cookies, which are set through third party tracking software, Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a tracking software that PayGrade uses to gather analytics information on the website about visitors or website users. The information collected through Google Analytics is anonymous and includes the dimension and metrics of the traffic to the website. As mentioned above, Google Analytics collects anonymous information, such as the source of traffic to the website, the website a visitor navigates to the website from, the location a visitor is currently browsing on the website, and the actions the visitor has taken on the website.

To learn more about Google Analytics, click here. You have the right to opt-out of Google Analytics by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out Add-on extension on your browser.

5. Your Choices regarding Cookies

If you wish to block cookies from being attached to your browser, you can visit the help section of your browser to learn how. However, if you block cookies, some functions on the Service may not be available to you. Therefore, we recommend you to permit the setting of cookies on your browser.

6. Updates

We may update this Cookies Policy from time-to-time due to changes in the Service or applicable law. Updates or changes to this Cookies Policy will be in effect when the Last Updated change above changes. Updates to this Cookies Policy will be communicated to you via your email address (at our discretion). We also recommend you to frequently review this Cookies Policy to monitor updates.