Cookie Policy

Use of Cookies

We may on occasion gather information regarding your computer whilst you are on our website. This enables us to improve our services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website.

Similarly to the above, we may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file.  Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. The cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our website and the service that we provide to you.

If you visit our website when your browser is set to accept cookies, we will interpret this as an indication that you consent to our use of cookies and other similar technologies as described in this website cookie policy. If you change your mind in the future about letting us use cookies, you can modify the settings of your browser to reject cookies or disable cookies completely.

Description of Cookies

The following cookies are used on our website

 

Google Maps (3rd Party)

This cookie is used by Google and are unique identifiers given to each computer to allow traffic analysis to Google Maps.

Google Analytics

Used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors vs. returning visitors. This is only used for our web analytics to help measure traffic and improve the quality of content/service we offer on our site.

Share This (3rd Party)

Unique identifiers given to each computer to allow traffic analysis to ShareThis.

[These do not appear to contain any personal information, and are not being used directly by SportWales.]

ShareThis do include a link on their pop-up box which allows users to select "Do not track" which deletes cookies as required:-

http://sharethis.com/privacy.

Share This (3rd Party)

Additional cookies created by ShareThis - used by ShareThis to analyse how large their audience is.

These belong to a 3rd party system that ShareThis is currently using to analyse their audience use. They do not track/store personal data.

ShareThis do include a link on their pop-up box which allows users to select "Do not track" which deletes cookies as required:

http://sharethis.com/privacy.

Twitter (3rd Party)

Used by Twitter to identify if a user is logged in (or not) to Twitter - then brings up a "Follow" on "UnFollow" button on page.

Not currently active on the Sport Wales site.

Social Buttons

On many of the pages of the site you will see 'social buttons'. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

SportWales Functionality - Lang

Used to store language preference (English or Welsh) on website - system ready cookie and brings back relevant language page for each piece of content.

Essential to provide language options on Sport Wales website.

SportWales Functionality

When a user logs in to MySportWales, the MySCW cookie is created to record they are logged in. 

A session cookie that is essential to provide "logged in" facility for MySportWales.

Umbraco CMS

Session cookie. Essential - standard part of Umbraco - does not record any specific credentials and therefore no risk.

Share This

 

You can find out more about and opt to disable the Share This cookies via this link:-

http://sharethis.com/privacy

 

Google Analytics

Sport Wales uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service, provided by Google Inc ("Google") to analyse the use of our website.

 The information generated by the Google Analytics cookies (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Google will store this information. For more information see Google's privacy policy (www.google.com/policies/privacy/). If you wish to opt out of being tracked, they provide a facility to tracking on all sites using Google Analytics on their Opt-out browser site (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

Third Party Cookies

We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website, for example Twitter. These third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website of the relevant third party. 

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the website, or indeed any other website. You can accept or decline cookies at any time by accessing the preference panels from your browser's main menu (usually found under 'Edit', 'Tools' or 'Options'). Or search your browsers help function for "cookies". However, if you choose to remove cookies parts of the site may not work properly or your use of the site may be impaired.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that by removing cookies, parts of the site may not work properly or your use of the site may be impaired