Cookies Policy

Created: 12 March 2019

Last Updated: 12 March 2019

We use cookies to analyze our site traffic, deliver better content and social media integration, and to enable certain site functionality, such as user login to WattTime’s API and Device UI. This Cookies Policy further explains what cookies are, what kinds of cookies we use, how and why we use cookies, and how you can manage your preferences.

WHAT ARE COOKIES

Cookies are small files containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies may store user preferences and other information—within your current browsing session, across multiple sessions when you return to the site, or both. Cookies also enable certain site functionality, such as login to WattTime’s API and Device UI.

Cookies set by the website owner (i.e., WattTime) are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner (e.g., Google Analytics) are called “third-party cookies”.  Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., analytics, social media integration, content from third-party sites).

TYPES OF COOKIES AND HOW WE USE THEM

We use cookies—both first- and third-party—for several reasons: to analyze our site traffic and improve content based on those insights, to deliver better content and social media integration, and to enable certain site functionality (such as user login to WattTime’s API and Device UI).

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

  • Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

OPTIONS FOR MANAGING YOUR PREFERENCES

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website. though some functionality and access to certain areas of our website (e.g., WattTime’s API, Device UI) may be restricted. Please visit your browser’s help menu for more information.