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Cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use this website. This helps us make our website work as well as possible and improve our services.

Privacy and cookies

When we provide online services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable.

Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer, tablet or smartphone. These include small files known as cookies. 

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What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that's downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g. a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website.

It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions.

We uses cookies on most of our websites and we'll notify you when we do.

Types of cookies

We use four types of cookies:

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about: how you got to the site, the pages you visit on www.sportengland.org, how long you spend on each page or what you click on while you're visiting the site.  

Cookie name

Expiry Purpose
_ga Two years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
_gat One day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
_gid One day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
collect Session Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels
_dc_gtm_UA-# One day Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag
ai_user One year Used by Microsoft Application Insights software to collect statistical usage and telemetry information. The cookie stores a unique identifier to recognise users on returning visits over time

 

Cookies that help with our communications and marketing

These cookies may be set by third party websites and do things like measure how you view YouTube videos that are on www.sportengland.org.

You should be aware that by consenting to the use of third-party cookies on our site, your data may be processed by those third parties on their site.

To opt-out of third parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website (for example, Facebook or YouTube), please refer to their websites for more information as you'll not be able to turn those cookies off through our website.

Cookie name Expiry Purpose
ads/ga-audiences Session Used to re-engage previous visitors
GPS One day Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location, used by YouTube if a video is watched
IDE One year Used by Google to monitor use of the site after visiting it due to clicking on an advertisement, with the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user
test_cookie One day Used to test if the browser supports cookies
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 179 days Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos
YSC Session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen
yt-remote-cast-installed Session Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-connected-devices Persistent Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-device-id Persistent Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-fast-check-period Session Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-app Session Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
t-remote-session-name Session Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
_fbp 30 days Used to track visits from Facebook advertisements
_scid 30 days Used to track visits from Snapchat advertisements
o3j7p 30 days Used to track visits from Twitter advertisements

 

Cookies that remember your settings

These cookies do things like remember your user settings to help personalise your experience of using our website.

Cookie name Expiry Purpose
SSESS One day; two weeks if the user selects 'remember me' Saves the user's session after logging in to the image library

 

Cookies that are strictly necessary

These essential cookies do things like remember your progress through a form (for example a funding application).

These cookies enable core functionality of our website and cannot be disabled.

Cookie name Expiry Purpose
AI_buffer Session

Used in context with the "AI_sentBuffer" in order to limit the number of data-server-updates (Azure). This synergy also allows the website to detect any duplicate data-server-updates

AI_sentBuffer Session

Used in context with the "AI_buffer" in order to limit the number of data-server-updates (Azure). This synergy also allows the website to detect any duplicate data-server-updates

ai_session One day

Preserves users' states across page requests

CookieConsent One year

Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain

rc::c Session

This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots

 

How to control and delete cookies

Please be aware that restricting cookies may have a significant impact upon the functionality of our website and our ability to ensure that the content which we're making available via www.sportengland.org is relevant to what our users want to see and use.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone, you'll need to refer to your handset manual or, alternatively, visit the browser developer's website. Below are some helpful links to the most popular browsers. 

To opt-out of third party’s collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website (for example, Facebook), please refer to their websites below for further information as you'll not be able to turn those cookies off through our website.

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You can find out exactly how we'll look after your personal data, but rest assured we’ll only use it to make sure you receive our newsletter, to understand how you interact with our newsletter, and to provide administrative information about our newsletter.