Degreed's use of cookies and similar technologies

Like most websites, Degreed uses cookies and other similar technologies, such as local storage, to provide a better user experience. These cookies are safe and secure, and will never contain sensitive information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text that a website asks your browser to store. 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.

How we use cookies

One of the primary purposes of cookies is convenience: to save you time. One purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Degreed pages or register for services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information (such as username or other preferences). Because of our use of cookies, we can deliver faster and more accurate results, and a more personalized experience.

Further, Degreed may use third party analytics services on the platform (such as Google Analytics) for purposes of gathering information described below. Please note that third party analytics companies use cookies and similar tracking technologies to help us analyze your use of the platform. As such, such third parties may have access to information collected through these means.

Aggregate and non-personally identifiable information collected through cookies is routinely analyzed for purposes of identifying the use of Degreed.com, including but not limited to, information such as employment statistical data, what pages are being visited most, what domains our visitors are coming from (i.e. google.com), when our servers are busiest, and what websites are referring users to us. This information helps us to improve our services and to evaluate our marketing efforts. We only use such data anonymously and aggregately. This information may be shared with third parties, but only in the aggregate. The treatment of non-personally identifiable information is subject to change in accordance with the then applicable law. Degreed owns all rights in and to this anonymous and aggregated data.

Degreed uses cookies to:

  • • facilitate user authentication, including single-sign-on
  • • identify users
  • • remember users' custom preferences
  • • improve Degreed's products and services

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.

We do not utilize cookies to track user activities in any other way. Cookies cannot obtain personally identifiable information such as email addresses, passwords, or any information stored on our user's hard drives.

Further, Degreed may use third party analytics services on the platform (such as Google Analytics) for purposes of gathering information described below. Please note that third party analytics companies use cookies and similar tracking technologies to help us analyze your use of the platform. As such, such third parties may have access to information collected through these means.

Aggregate and non-personally identifiable information collected through cookies is routinely analyzed for purposes of identifying the use of Degreed.com, including but not limited to, information such as employment statistical data, what pages are being visited most, what domains our visitors are coming from (i.e. google.com), when our servers are busiest, and what websites are referring users to us. This information helps us to improve our services and to evaluate our marketing efforts. We only use such data anonymously and aggregately. This information may be shared with third parties, but only in the aggregate. The treatment of non-personally identifiable information is subject to change in accordance with the then applicable law. Degreed owns all rights in and to this anonymous and aggregated data.

What are my privacy options?

You can prevent cookie data from being stored by adjusting your browser settings; however, Degreed will not function properly if cookies are not enabled.

For more information about Google Analytics, and how to opt out, please visit www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

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 computer may receive cookies from other websites and such websites are not subject to Degreed's Privacy Policy. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a User's prior visits to Degreed.com. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads based on your visit to Degreed.com and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Google Ads Settings.

Other sites may place a cookie on your computer for the purposes of ad tracking and presentation. Degreed is in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act, and we are exempt from the requirements of California's "Shine the Light" law because Degreed does not share personally identifiable visitor information with its advertising services for direct marketing purposes.

We do not control third-parties' collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative, a coalition of online advertising networks that provides an opportunity for consumers to opt-out of targeted advertising by member companies. It should be noted that opting out does not mean you will not see advertisements online, but these advertisements will not be targeted based on your online user interest profile.