What Are Cookies?
Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to gather statistics by tracking the actions of visitors to our Site. A portion of these is used for advertising purposes, as they allow us to track and target visitor interests. In addition, third parties also serve cookies through our Websites and Services for advertising, analytics, and other purposes, as described in more detail below.
Information Collected Automatically
Whenever you interact with our Services, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or device, which may include your IP address, geolocation data, “cookie” information, the page or feature you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your browser or device that allow us to recognize your browser or device and tell us how and when pages and features in our Services are visited and by how many people. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features.
We may use this data to customize content for you that we think you might like, based on your usage patterns. We may also use it to improve the Services – for example, this data can tell us how often users use a particular feature of the Services, and we can use that knowledge to make the Services interesting to as many users as possible.
Information Collected From Other Websites and Do Not Track Policy
A visit to a page on one of our websites may generate the following types of cookies:
• Necessary cookies: __uid
• Analytics cookies: Google Analytics
• Third-party cookies: PayPal
• Third-party advertising cookies: AdSense, Facebook, Google AdWords, and Twitter
When you register for an account with GrantWatch or one of the other websites listed above, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not.
Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with and recognizes you on returning visits. It also allows us to associate any requests, posts, and comments you post with your username.
While you are signed into our site, we combine information from these cookies with analytics cookies, which can be used to identify which pages you have seen on one of our websites. For account security purposes and fraud prevention, if you register for a GrantWatch account or one of our other websites, information such as your device fingerprint, browser fingerprint, and IP address will be collected.
Without these cookies, you may experience difficulties using our site.
Every time someone visits our website, an “anonymous analytics cookie” is generated.
These cookies tell us whether you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and, if you don’t, we generate new ones.
This allows us to track how many individual users we have, how often they visit the site, how our website is being used, and helps us customize our website for you and enhance your experience.
Without signing into GrantWatch, these cookies cannot be used to identify individuals, only devices. Logging in is what allows us to associate the data gathered by the “anonymous analytics cookie” to the specific user data tied to your GrantWatch account, such as your username and email address.
GrantWatch and our other websites use various third-party tools and services to allow you to have a more personalized experience and enable features like social sharing. These third-party tools and services are primarily used for the following purposes:
• Social sharing • Analytics • Site Optimization and Customization • Advertising
Please see the following section for more information about Advertising cookies.
These cookies are used to make targeted advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also prevent the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensure that ads are properly displayed, and may select ads based on your interests. These cookies are anonymous — they store information about what you are looking at on our site, but not about who you are.