What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device when you visit a website. Cookies can be used to collect and share data about how you use a website, such as the pages or screens you view and how long you spent on a screen. Some cookies are functional and enable additional functionality when a user accesses the website (e.g., allow users to save user preferences or language suggestions). Other cookies are nonfunctional and allow the website and third parties to tailor messages and advertising relevant to a user’s interests. When we refer to cookies, this includes other similar technologies such as flash cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, or bugs (including transparent or clear GIFs) that are also used to track what you do on a website. You can find out more about each cookie by clicking on our cookie consent manager. We update this list every six months, so there may be additional cookies not yet listed.

Why does Hopelab use cookies?

We deploy cookies to help us identify how users navigate to and around our website; to assist in your use of the website and to enable some of the features within the website that may be beneficial to you (e.g., allow you to adjust language preferences or advertising settings); to recognize you when you return to our website (this speeds up your access to the website); to improve our content, products, and services through research and statistical analysis; to help us better understand your requirements and interests; and to make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable. We also use cookies to analyze audience size and user experience.

Our use of cookies helps us deliver an effective and personalized online service to you.

What types of cookies does Hopelab use?

First, we do not place cookies until you elect to continue using our website after our cookie banner displays.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: Cookies that are required in order to operate our website and to allow you to navigate the website and use certain features.
  • Performance cookies: Cookies that allow us to measure how our website is accessed and used so we may improve performance.
  • Targeting (advertising) cookies: Cookies that are used to build a profile of your interests or show you advertising on other websites that is tailored to your interests.
  • Functionality cookies: Cookies that are used to remember visitor information on a site and remember your preferences, such as your language preference.

For more information about the cookies we deploy, the purposes for which they are deployed, and how to control the use of cookies on your device, click on the “Cookie Settings” tab at the bottom left of the page. You can also learn more about cookies and set cookie preferences from allaboutcookies.org, www.aboutads.info/choices/, and www.networkadvertising.org.

What types of information do cookies collect?

Our cookies and other tracking technologies will collect persistent identification numbers to enable our website to recognize you as a repeat visitor and apply your settings, preferences you set on our website, actions you take on our website, and your browsing history. Your data will be processed in the United States in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which protects against inappropriate or unauthorized disclosures of your data, including data that may be related to your health.

Will Hopelab use cookies to share information with others?

Yes. By consenting to our deploying of cookies, you consent to our sharing information about your use of the Hopelab site with other organizations, such as Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and TikTok. These organizations may be able to see that you visited the Hopelab site and information about what you did on the site.

However, Hopelab will never use cookies to share any information related to your health or mental health, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other similar sensitive topics.

What does agreeing to accept cookies mean?

The data we obtain from our use of cookies may contain your personal information but only where you voluntarily provide it (e.g., by entering your email address into a subscriber box). We will process your personal information for required cookies based on our legitimate interests. For cookies that are not strictly necessary, we will process your personal information based on your consent. To learn more about how we process your personal information and obtain consent as well as how you may withdraw consent, visit our Privacy Policy.

By continuing to browse on our website, you consent to our deploying of cookies as described in this policy. We will place a cookie to remember your selection so that you will not be asked to opt in to our cookie policy again.

How do I manage my cookies on the Hopelab site?

You can exercise control over certain cookies by clicking the “Cookie Settings” tab at the bottom left of the page.

You can also activate or later deactivate the use of some cookies through your web browser. Find your browser below to learn more about how to manage your cookie settings.

  • Firefox: Click here to learn more about “Private Browsing” and managing cookie settings.
  • Chrome: Click here to learn more about managing cookie settings.
  • Internet Explorer: Click here to learn more about “InPrivate” and managing cookie settings.
  • Safari: Click here to learn more about “Private Browsing” and managing cookie settings.

To learn more about cookies or how to control, disable, or delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies or about this policy, you may email us at communications@hopelab.org.