Last updated and effective date: March 22, 2023
Identity and contract details of the data controller
The data controller responsible for processing of the personal data is Bitly Inc.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy on our Site or services, please send us a detailed message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.
You may also contact us at DPT 5006, 601 W. 26th St., 3rd Floor, Suite 357, New York, NY 10001-1101.
What cookies are
Cookies are pieces of text placed to your computer or mobile device through your web browser when you access a website. Your browser stores cookies in a manner associated with each website you visit. Please note that certain essential cookies are already stored as soon as you enter our website.
Cookies can be stored for different periods of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are temporary cookies which are deleted from your computer or device when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will be saved on your device until the cookie expires according to its expiration date or removed by you before that date. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies, as identified in our cookie banner. The cookies on our Site can be placed by us and by third parties, such as our service providers, who provide additional functionalities to our Site.
Essential cookies are necessary for our Site and Services to function properly and provide you with some of the features. The use of these cookies does not require your consent and they are automatically installed on your devices. We process personal data collected by the essential cookies based on our legitimate interests to ensure functionality and security of our Site and Services.
The essential cookies in our Site and Services are described in the cookie banner incorporated to the Site.
These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our websites to be able to tailor advertising based on your interests and behavior on our website. These cookies identify your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less tailored advertising.
The marketing cookies available in our Site and Services are described in the cookie banner incorporated to the Site. We use only marketing cookies, to which you have consented. Please see below how to review and manage your consents.
We process personal data collected by the marketing cookies based on your expressed consent.
Performance cookies collect data regarding how the Services are used, for example, which pages have been visited, which keywords have been used and which links have been clicked. The purpose of this processing is to provide, improve and optimize Bitly products and services. Performance Cookies connect our Services to Bitly Connections Platform and third-party platforms to help us to track the usage across Bitly products and services and in connection with third-party platforms. More information about third party cookies may be found below under the headline ‘Third party cookies’.
We install the performance cookies only based on your consent. Please see below how to review and manage your consents.
Cookies associated to Bitly Link
We process personal data collected by the cookies associated to Bitly Link based on our legitimate interests to provide our Services, including to ensure their functionality and security.
Third party cookies
If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising click here (https://preferences-mgr.trustarc.com/) or if located in the European Union click here (https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/).
Managing your cookie settings
When entering our website, you can choose through the cookie banner which cookies you want to enable in addition to essential cookies.
You can withdraw your consent and change your cookie preferences anytime.
You may ask Bitly not to associate your web browser or IP address with visits to the Bitly.com website or Bitly Links that you create or click by clicking on the appropriate links below. If you would like to opt-out of the Bitly Links, please click on the opt-out choice for Bitly Links below. This will install a cookie on your browser that instructs our servers not to associate your IP address and browser with Bitly Links you create, click, or view. If you clear your cookies in your browser, you will need to click on the opt- out choice again after each time you clear your cookies. To be clear, these cookie-based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted-out. Cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, on many mobile devices, application users may limit tracking via their device settings. Please note that if you use these opt-out mechanisms, we will still automatically collect the IP addresses of computers or mobile devices that click on or create Bitly Links; we just won’t associate them with your browser or Bitly account.
Cookies on Bitly.com: Click here (https://bitly.com/a/optout)
Cookies on Bitly Links: Click here (https://bit.ly/a/optout)
Cookies for Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
Cookies for Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies
Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use some features of the Services. We do not currently recognize do-not-track signals. The following links provide information on changing your cookie preferences in some of the most used browsers:
Updates to this policy
If we introduce new cookies or other changes, we’ll inform you and request your consent accordingly, as required by data protection laws.