In this policy, we explain how SportsAble makes use of a variety of tracking technologies. The UK data protection legislation refers to these as cookies and similar technologies as well as on-line identifiers. For the purposes of this policy, however, such technologies will only be referred to as cookies regardless of whether they do or do not contain and personal data.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files containing specific information relating to the way a user views our website. These are downloaded onto the device used for that purpose. Depending on the type of cookie, they can be read, updated or deleted by the same servers. Some cookies are session specific and get deleted automatically when you leave the website. Others, such as those used for tracking or authentication, may be saved for longer. Some of these cookies are put in place by us whilst others are put in place by third parties.
It is important to stress that SportsAble makes no attempt to identify the individual that is associated with the device used to view our website.
Cookies fall into the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies i.e. for the correct operation of the website such as secure log-in functionality, for which consent is not needed.
- Analytical/ performance cookies set up by our analytical providers are used to record pages visited and the frequency of any links used. In setting up such a cookie, the provider may collect other information about your device such its IP address, its type and even its geographical location. Using this information, a unique ‘fingerprint’ can be created to help identify you on other websites. This, in turn, can be used to create a profile of your activities and interests.
- Functional cookies are used to add features to the website to give users a better experience
- Marketing cookies are used to track your on-line activities with the aim of getting a better understanding of your interests.
Non-essential cookies and consent
It’s really important to understand that you have a choice regarding the use of non-essential cookies. This means that non-essential cookies will only be placed in your web browser with your consent. We use a management platform to help you opt-in or to opt-out of our use of non-essential cookies.
In the interests of transparency, we have listed the non-essential cookies below, but the same list is also viewable on the management platform by clicking the down arrow next to the opt-in, opt-out button is for each category.
Cookie Type Duration Description GPS 0 30 minutes This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location IDE 1 2 years Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile. VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 1 5 months This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website. YSC 1 This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos. _ga 0 2 years This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. _gat 0 1 minute This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites. _gid 0 1 day This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
Cookie Type Duration Description uvc 0 1 day The cookie is set by addthis.com to determine the usage of Addthis.com service.
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