Last updated: September 30, 2021
We encourage you to read the full policy so that you can understand what information is collected using cookies and how SolarGrade uses that information.
Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies help Us understand how Our Services are being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. We generally treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that IP addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information. If We combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies to improve the security of your personal information, enhance the functionality of certain features and improve the performance of Our Services.
We also use Google Analytics cookies and tags to assist with understanding how you engage with Our Services. Google Analytics uses a set of cookies to collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. ‘_ga’ is the main cookie used by Google Analytics. ‘_ga’ enables Us to distinguish one user from another and lasts for 2 years. These insights allow Us both to improve the content and to build better features that improve the user’s experience.
How long cookies will stay on your browsing device
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device until they expire or are deleted (i.e. after you have finished browsing). The expiration time or retention period applicable to persistent cookies depends on the purpose of the cookie collection and tool used. You may be able to delete cookie data as described below.
How you can manage cookies in your browser
Most browsers allow you to delete existing cookies, allow or block all cookies, and set cookie preferences for websites. Many browser manufacturers provide helpful information about cookie management, including, but not limited to:
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Safari (Desktop)
- Safari (Mobile)
- Android Browser
- Opera Mobile
If you use a different browser, please refer to your browser’s documentation. You can also find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you have any questions regarding SolarGrade’s policy on cookies, please contact Us: