- What is a cookie?
- What are cookies used for?
- What are third party cookies?
- What cookies does World Athletics use?
- How do I block or delete the cookies?
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small temporary files stored in your browsing device (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc) when you visit a website. Cookies enable the website to recognise your device and preferences, and provide information to the owner of sites which can be used to improve your online experience and may be necessary for certain website features to work.
You can find more information about cookies and similar technologies at www.aboutcookies.org.
WHAT ARE THIRD PARTY COOKIES?
Many websites incorporate features/functions provided by third parties, like:
- Analytics on website usage.
- Interactive maps.
- Videos and multimedia elements.
- Social-sharing buttons.
Third party providing the function
Google features (Maps, Youtube, etc)
Twitter social sharing features
WHAT COOKIES DOES WORLDATHLETICS USE?
We use essential cookies to operate the core functions of our website, so that you can visit and move around it, and use its features. We do not require your consent to use these cookies but you may be able to block these cookies yourself on your device/browser (see section 5 of this policy). However, without these cookies, our site is unlikely to work as you would expect and certain services that you may ask for, for example, signing into your online account, cannot be provided.
We use certain cookies to give you the best experience that we can as you move around the website and use its features. For example, these cookies allow us to recognise you when you return to our site and enable us to personalise content for you and remember your preferences, such as your choice of [language or region]. These cookies also record your visit to our site, the pages that you have visited and the links that you have followed. We use this information to make our site and information displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
Help us to improve – 'analytics' cookies
Analytics cookies are used by us for statistical analysis purposes. This helps us to understand how visitors use and move around our website, which inform improvements and adaptions to our website to best meet our visitors' needs by, for example, making the most popular features the easiest to find and access or ensuring that our site works properly on the devices and technologies our visitors use.
Social media plug-in cookies
- provide us with anonymised demographics and browsing activity information of the logged-in visitors to our own website;
- help us to tailor our advertising on the websites of those third parties to previous logged-in visitors to certain pages of our own site; and
- help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising.
Marketing Preferences Cookies.
We use Facebook Pixels and Google Remarketing Pixels to measure, optimise and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook and the Google Content Network. This enables us to display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the World Athletics website you have viewed and helps us ensure our ads match your interests and are not annoying. This does not share to us personal details from your Facebook or Google accounts nor give access to your computer.
These pixels will allow Facebook and Google to match your browsing activity to your account if you are logged in on those platforms. In addition, they will transfer common browser data such as device, browser software used as well as IP address which may be used to deliver location specific adverts.
To opt out on Facebook, please see: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences
To opt out on Google, please see https://adssettings.google.com/
HOW DO I BLOCK OR DELETE THE COOKIES?
The information is also covered in web browser’s online support pages:
- Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, you may download it here
To get help regarding the cookies used by this website, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember: if you block cookies, it is possible that certain services or functions do not work properly.
NOTE: this information was updated in February 2021 and we regularly check it to ensure correctness, but we can't assure it is 100% accurate at all the times.