Cookies and Similar Technologies

Last updated: February 11, 2019

Capitalized terms used herein have the meaning given to such terms in our Privacy Policy.

Why do we use cookies and similar technology?

We use cookies on our Websites to provide you a great online experience. In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, tags, and scripts on our Websites or in our emails to help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness, and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our applicable analytics providers.

What type of cookies do we use?

  • Essential or Necessary Cookies

    These cookies are needed to help you access and move around our Websites. Without these cookies, our Websites would not work, and you would not be able to use some critical features.

  • Functionality Cookies

    These cookies are used to remember the information you have entered or choices you make on the Websites, such as whether you’re logged in with your PayScale account. These preferences are remembered using persistent cookies so that the next time you visit our Websites you will not have to set them again.

  • Analytics Cookies

    These cookies help us understand how our Websites are being used so that we make improvements. These cookies can provide us with anonymous information to help us understand which parts of our Websites interest our visitors and if they experience any errors. We use these cookies to test different designs and features for our Websites and also use them to help us monitor how our visitors reach our Websites.

  • Advertising Cookies

    These third-party cookies ensure that advertisements shown to you on our Websites and other web sites are as relevant to you as possible. These third-party cookies record information about your use of advertisements to help us improve your experience. For example, these third-party cookies are placed by third-party advertising platforms or networks to deliver ads and track ad performance and enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be appropriate to you based upon your activities on our Websites. They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in on our Websites and other web sites.

Third-Party Features and Widgets

Some pages of our Websites include third-party plugins or other features such as the LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or other share buttons through a third-party social media or email service. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Websites, and set a cookie to enable the feature to function correctly. Your use or interaction with these plugins and features is governed by the privacy policy and terms of use of the third-party company providing it.

List of Cookies used on the Website

Website Name(s) Cookie Name Cookie Purpose Cookie Duration Category
AdRoll __adroll, __consent Tracking cookies are used to identify your device when you move between different Digital Properties, to serve targeted advertising. AdRoll may also use cookies from their advertising partners which will vary depending on the advertisers. 2 years Targeting/Advertising
Bizible _biz_flagsA, _biz_nA, _biz_pendingA, _biz_sid, _biz_uid Bizible unifies behavioral and ad data with sales outcomes and machine learning so you can make the right marketing decisions. 1 year Analytics
DoubleClick for Publishers (Google) __gads DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google's purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue. 2 years Targeting/Advertising
Google Analytics _ga, _gid, _gali, _dc_gtm_* Google Analytics collects information on how our visitors use our website. 2 years Analytics
Marketo _mkto_trk Marketo allows a website to link visitor behaviour to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness. 2 years Analytics
Microsoft Application Insights ai_user, ai_session Microsoft Application Insights collects statictical usage and telemetry information for apps. 1 year Analytics
Microsoft Bing ads _uetsid Microsoft Bing ads tracking cookie 1 year Targeting/Advertising
Mouseflow mf_user, mf_* Mouseflow analytics software is used to record user interactions for analysis. 90 days Analytics
PayScale PHPSESSID Session ID generated by our marketing pages hosted on WordPress Session Necessary
PayScale jarLong Session information stored over a long period of time. 10 years Necessary
PayScale cookieVersion Tracks version of PayScale jar cookies. 10 years Necessary
PayScale client-origin Helps us determine origin of client. Possible values include eu and non-eu. Session Necessary
PayScale accept-cookie Tracks whether the user has accept cookie policy. Session Necessary
PayScale researchCenter-page-count Tracks number of PayScale research center pages visited by the user. 1 year Functionality
PayScale vid Unique ID that helps us identitify a user's session. Session Necessary
PayScale rcVisits Tracks PayScale research center pages visited by user within a single session. 30 days Functionality
PayScale jarSession Session information stored only throughout the single session. Session Necessary
PayScale CookiesEnabled Temporary cookie to help us direct a user into the survey Session Functionality
PayScale hasBusinessAccount Tracks if the user has a business account. 30 days Functionality
PayScale src Tracks where marketing leads originate. Session Functionality
PayScale hasReport Tracks if the user has completed the salary survey. Session Functionality
PayScale isLoggedIn Tracks if the user is logged in with a PayScale account. Session Functionality
PayScale __AntiXsrfToken Temporary cookie to help us prevent cross-site request forgery. Session Necessary
PayScale jar30 Session information stored for 30 days. 30 days Necessary
PayScale profilecountflag Tracks how many PayScale salary reports the user has generated. 2 weeks Functionality
PayScale af Tracks affiliate ID when visiting site through one of our affiliate partners. 10 years Functionality
PayScale b2b-marketing Tracks if user has visited a B2B marketing page. 30 days Functionality
PayScale b2b-pain, b2b-recommender, b2b-role, b2b-size Tracks user selections in Compensation Software Recommender tool. 1 year Functionality
PayScale rctngguiderstep Tracks if a user has seen a helpful tooltip on the Research pages. 1 year Functionality
Snowplow _sp_id.3c6c, _sp_ses.3c6c Snowplow collects information on how our visitors use our website. 2 years Analytics
Visual Web Optimizer _vis_opt_s, _vis_opt_test_cookie, _vwo_uuid_v2, _vis_opt_exp_*, _vwo_ds, _vwo_uuid Tracking for A/B testing and other experiments. 1 year Analytics