What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files containing text that a website asks your device to store. Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, including enabling websites to provide functionality (like remembering that you are logged in) or enabling them to work more efficiently. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes.

Cookies served by a website operator are called "first party cookies". Only the website operator can access the first party cookies it sets. 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. like advertising, interactive content and social sharing). The parties that set these third party cookies may be able to recognise your device both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits other websites that have partnered with the third party.

Some cookies only persist on your device whilst you are visiting a website or using a service. These are known as "session" cookies. Other types of cookies can remain on your device after you have left a website or stopped using a service. These are known as "persistent" cookies.

Cookies are not the only way to recognise 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 enable us to recognise when someone has visited the Degreed site or opened an email that we have sent. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our 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 often impair their functioning.

Degreed's use of cookies

The Degreed site uses cookies when you view the site from a computer browser, a mobile browser, or when using any of the Degreed browser extensions. Additionally, the Degreed platform uses cookies when you access and use the Degreed platform.

Degreed uses cookies to:

  • facilitate user authentication, including single-sign-on
  • identify users
  • remember users' custom preferences
  • provide users with website or platform services and features
  • improve Degreed's products and services

Essential Cookies

When you visit the Degreed site or use the Degreed platform, some cookies are required for technical reasons that are necessary for the Degreed site or Degreed platform to operate. We refer to these as "essential" cookies.

The essential cookies served to your device when you use the Degreed platform are as follows:

Name Provider Duration Purpose
identity.v3.degreed.com Degreed Session Stores encrypted identity-related information to maintain site authentication.
session.v3.degreed.com Degreed Session Stores session-related information, including the unique session ID, in a hashed, randomly generated number.
sso.v3.degreed.com Degreed Persistent (90 days) Stores one way hash of the last IdP used for single sign-on ("SSO") to facilitate SP-initiated SSO when the user's session expires.
antiforgery.v3.degreed.com Degreed Session Anti-forgery token used to prevent Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF).
antiforgery-request.v3.degreed.com Degreed Logout Used to prevent CSRF attacks.
isNonEU Degreed Session Used to control display of policy banners.
isEU Degreed Session Used to control display of policy banners.
sessionTimeout Degreed Session Stores a session expiration date/time based upon system session timeout settings.

Non-essential Cookies on the Degreed site

When you visit the Degreed site, in addition to essential cookies, certain non-essential cookies may also be served to your device. These cookies may be:

  • Personalization cookies to enhance the performance or functionality of the Degreed site but which are non-essential to their use.
  • Analytics cookies that help us understand what pages are being visited most, what domains our visitors are coming from (i.e. google.com), when our servers are busiest, what websites are referring users to us, how the Degreed site is used, how effective our marketing campaigns are or to help customise the Degreed site for you.
  • Marketing cookies enable you to share pages and content through third party social media and other websites or to see Degreed's activity on social media or other websites.

Information about the cookies served to your device, and your options to accept or reject such cookies, are set out in the cookie banner displayed to you when you visit the Degreed site. This information is also available in the cookie management centre here. If you want to change your mind regarding the non-essential cookies you have or have not accepted, or if you want to revisit your cookie selections, you can do so here.

Non-essential cookies on the Degreed platform

If the Degreed platform is provided to you under an enterprise arrangement with your employer, your employer may require that certain other non-essential cookies are served to your device. These cookies may be served by third parties analytics services (such as Google Analytics and Amplitude) for purposes of gathering information.

It is your organisation's responsibility to inform you of the details of any such cookies that are served to your device. If you have any questions concerning cookies served to your device that are mandated by your employer then you should speak with your employer about such cookies.

What are my privacy options?

When visiting the Degreed site you can control what non-essential cookies are served to your device using our cookie consent management platform here. Additionally, you can prevent cookie data from being stored by adjusting your browser settings; however, if you disable essential cookies or certain non-essential cookies, the Degreed site may not function properly.

Cookies on other websites

Users may be directed to other websites through links within Degreed. Degreed has no control over the practices of other websites not owned or controlled by Degreed. Your device may receive cookies or other similar technologies from other websites and such websites are not subject to Degreed's Privacy Policy or Cookie Notice. Third-party vendors, including Google, may use cookies to serve ads based on a User's prior visits to Degreed.com.