Last updated: 5th April 2022
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, GradTouch are called "first-party cookies." Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third-party cookies." Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.
We use first and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
Essential website cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
|_csrf||Helps GradTouch prevent fraudulent requests on the website.||GradTouch||Session|
|_gtIdentity||Contains a unique identifier so GradTouch knows who you are and you can save or load your job data from the database.||GradTouch||7 Hours|
|gradtouch_sess_sso||Helps GradTouch maintain your authentication status across our platform.||GradTouch||Session|
|gtsso_sess||Helps GradTouch maintain your authentication status across our platform.||GradTouch||Session|
Preferences and Settings:
These cookies are used to enhance your experience by storing your settings and preferences of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
|CookieControl||Remembers your cookie preferences so you don’t have to keep changing your settings.||GradTouch||1 Year|
|gradtouch_signupprompt||Remembers your sign-up pop-up preference so you don't have to keep dismissing the prompt.||GradTouch||3 Days|
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or to help us customise our Websites for you.
|vuid||To store video usage history for statistics purposes.||Vimeo||2 Years|
|player||To save your settings before you play an embedded Vimeo video. This means that the next time you watch a Vimeo video, you will get your preferred settings back.||Vimeo||1 Year|
|_clsk||To store and combine pageviews by a user into a single session so GradTouch can understand how to improve our website.||Microsoft||1 Day|
|_gat_gtag_UA_<number>||Stores a unique identifier to help GradTouch understand how to improve our website.||1 Minute|
|_gid||To store and count pageviews to allow GradTouch to understand how to improve our website.||1 Day|
|_clck||To store a unique identifier to help GradTouch understand how to improve our website.||Microsoft||1 Year|
|_gcl_au||To store and track conversions so that GradTouch can understand how to improve our website.||3 Months|
|_ga, _ga*||To store and count pageviews to allow GradTouch to understand how to improve our website.||1 Year|
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are.
|fr||To improve GradTouch's marketing performance on Meta.||Meta||3 Months|
|_fbp||To track website visits to improve GradTouch's performance on Meta.||Meta||3 Months|
|NID||To provide better performance for GradTouch on Google and store user preferences.||6 Months|
How can I control cookies on my browser?
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit:
- European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance
- Digital Advertising Alliance
- Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enables us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an email including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
We do not serve third party advertising. Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through other websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. They can accomplish this by using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details, or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.
Where can I get further information?