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GrantWatch Cookie Policy: 

This Cookie Policy explains how we use cookies and similar technologies in the course of our business, including our websites that link to this Cookie Policy, such as: GrantWatch.comYouHelp.comGrantWriterTeam.comGrantNews.comMWBEzone.comGWI.education or any website or mobile application owned, operated, or controlled by us (collectively, “Websites” or “websites”). It explains what these technologies are, why and how we use them, as well as your rights with regards to controlling how they are used.

To turn off cookies, please see the "How do I turn cookies off?" section.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data stored by a website on your computer. Like many other sites, we use cookies to optimize your browsing experience. They allow us to maintain user preferences, provide reporting information, and personalize your content and experience. For example, if you have previously logged into your GrantWatch account on your device, a cookie is what allows us to log you in automatically the next time you visit!

Why Do We Use Cookies?

We use cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for proper usage of our Websites and Services, which we refer to as “necessary” cookies. These cookies help us remember your preference for tools on our site.

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 are 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.

How Do the GrantWatch Websites Use Cookies?

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

Necessary Cookies

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.

Analytics Cookies

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.

Third-Party Cookies

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.

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.

How Do I Turn Cookies Off?

How to provide or withdraw consent to the installation of Cookies

When accessing our site, you have the right to accept or reject all cookies apart from those listed under the “Necessary Cookies” section, which are integral to proper site functionality. The full list has been copied below for your convenience:

  • Necessary cookies
    • __uid, Auth Token, Device ID,
  • Analytics cookies
    • Google Analytics, Tag Manager
  • Third-party cookies
    • PayPal
  • Third-party Advertising cookies
    • AdSense, Facebook, Google AdWords, Twitter

 

Analytics

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Some of the services listed below collect statistics in an anonymized and aggregated form and may not require the consent of the User or may be managed directly by the Owner - depending on how they are described - without the help of third parties.

If any third party operated services are listed among the tools below, these may be used to track Users’ browsing habits – in addition to the information specified herein and without the Owner’s knowledge. Please refer to the privacy policy of the listed services for detailed information.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, though disabling them means you may be unable to use our site or will experience issues when using our site. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand and adjust these settings, the following links may be helpful:

 

In addition to what is specified in this document, the User can manage preferences for Cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing Cookies.

Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete Cookies installed in the past, including the Cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of Cookies by this website.

Users can, for example, find information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Regarding Cookies installed by third parties, Users can manage their preferences and withdrawal of their consent by clicking the related opt-out link (if provided), by using the means provided in the third party's privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

Notwithstanding the above, the Owner informs that Users may follow the instructions provided on the subsequently linked initiatives by the EDAA (EU), the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. Such initiatives allow Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. The Owner thus recommends that Users make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.

Since the installation of third-party Cookies and other tracking systems through the services used within this Application cannot be technically controlled by the Owner, any specific references to Cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered indicative. In order to obtain complete information, the User is kindly requested to consult the privacy policy for the respective third-party services listed in this document.

Given the objective complexity surrounding the identification of technologies based on Cookies, Users are encouraged to contact the Owner should they wish to receive any further information on the use of Cookies by this Application.

Changes to This Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Cookie Policy on our Site. You are advised to review this Cookie Policy periodically for any changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact the GrantWatch support team.