Data Freelance Hub Cookie Policy

This notice supplements our privacy policy and provides information about how we use cookies and similar technologies and how you can manage them. 

1. Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or other device by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites and other applications work, or work more efficiently, and help them remember certain information and recognize your internet browser. Cookies may last until you close your browser (“session” cookies) or over repeat visits (“persistent” cookies).

We use cookies and similar technologies to:

a) Assist you in efficiently and safely navigating and experiencing our services;

b) Enable you to register, login, provide feedback and otherwise interact with our services;

c) Store and honor your preferences and settings;

d) Measure and analyze usage and performance data; and

e) Assist us with promotional and marketing efforts (including interest-based advertising).

If you access any of our services subject to a subscription agreement or other contract between us and your organization, cookies and similar technologies will be used as necessary for the performance of that contract and for our legitimate business operations related to providing the service.

2. Types of Cookies We Use

a) 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.

b) Preference cookies. We use preference cookies to help us remember the way you like to use our service.

c) Functionality cookies. These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.

d) Social media cookies. These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

e) Anonymized analytical cookies. These cookies ensure that anonymous data about your surfing behavior is collected every time you visit the website. This way we can see how visitors use the website and improve on that basis. We use anonymized analytical cookies for:

i. tracking the number of visitors to our web pages;

ii. tracking the amount of time each visitor spends on our web pages;

iii. keeping track of the order in which a visitor visits the different pages of our website;

iv. assessing which parts of our site need updating;

v. measuring and optimizing the performance of our marketing campaigns;

vi. redirecting traffic from different channels.

Details about the cookies set by our website and by third parties, including service providers acting on our behalf, are listed directly on the site or in the cookie control tool.

3. Consent

By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies as described in this Cookie Policy. You will be prompted to accept our use of cookies when you first visit the site. 

4. Cookie Duration

Cookies may be sessions cookies (temporary) or persistent cookies (lasting longer). The duration varies based on the specific purpose of each cookie.

5. Third-Party Cookies

We may use third-party cookies for analytics, advertising, or social media integration. The identity of these third parties and the purposes for which their cookies are used are detailed in our Privacy Policy.

6. Data Collected

Cookies may collect various types of personal data, including IP addresses, browsing behavior, and preferences. For more information on the data collected, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

7. How to Manage Cookies

You can manage the use of certain types of cookies, including targeting cookies used for personalized advertising, also known as interest-based advertising (IBA), by amending your cookies settings in the cookie control tool made available on the site. You also may be able to block or delete cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser privacy preferences menu.

You can also opt out of IBA by turning off targeting cookies used for IBA via the consumer choice tools created under self-regulation programs in many countries. 

Certain content and features in our services depend on cookies to function. For example, authentication cookies are used to identify and recognize registered users and to enable them to gain access to requested content or features. If you choose to block cookies, you cannot sign in or use certain content or features. If you choose to delete cookies, any settings and preferences dependent on those cookies will be lost.

8. Use of Web Beacons and Other Technologies

Some of our websites, applications and electronic communications contain electronic tags known as web beacons, gifs or pixel tags, unique identifiers and similar technologies that help deliver cookies, measure online activity, provide more relevant advertising, or analyze the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or other operations.

We may also use technologies from third-party data security providers to maintain online security and protect our websites and other services against fraud and abuse.