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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 three 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.sportenglandclubmatters.com], 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
__Secure-3PSIDCC, __Secure-3PSID, __Secure-3PAPISID Two year Targeting cookie. Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising.
SSID Two year This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google’s SafeSearch filter.
SIDCC, SID One day Google / Youtube: Security cookie that protects user data from unauthorized access.
NID Six months Google: The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on..
SEARCH_SAMESITE One year Google: This cookie is used to prevent the browser from sending this cookie along with cross-site requests.
DV 7 minutes Google: This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google’s SafeSearch filter.
1P_JAR One month Google Analytics. Collects website statistics and tracked conversion rates.
OGPC One month Google ads optimisation

 

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.sportenglandclubmatters.com].

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
wp-settings-{time}-[UID] One year WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
__stripe_mid One year Fraud prevention by Stripe

 

 

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
TotaraSession Session

Used in tracking user login. Allows rendering page navigation based on if user is logged in.

EU_COOKIE_LAW_CONSENT One year

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

enableGA One year

Stores the user’s cookie consent whether google analytics will run or not. If it is set to false google analytics cannot run on our site

 

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.sportenglandclubmatters.com] 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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