World Athletics Cookies Policy

COOKIE POLICY

Using this website with your browser’s cookies and local storage settings enabled requires the acceptance of our use of cookies according to this policy. To avoid cookies, it is possible to disable them in the web browser.

This policy is part of our privacy policy and explains the following:

  • 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 configure your web browser at any time to block the use of cookies by certain websites. You may delete previously stored cookies as well.

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.
  • Advertisements.

The providers of these functions may use cookies to track your browsing behaviour in order to create a profile to show you advertisements targeted to your interests.

When you browse this website with cookies enabled, you must accept the privacy policy of the providers of the following features/functions:

Website feature/function

Third party providing the function

Privacy policy of the third party

Google Analytics

Google, Inc

http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Google features (Maps, Youtube, etc)

Google, Inc

http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Facebook features

Facebook, Inc

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Twitter social sharing features

Twitter, Inc

https://twitter.com/privacy

WHAT COOKIES DOES WORLDATHLETICS USE?

Essential

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. 

Customisation Cookies

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

Connections to social and other networks, such as Facebook, may be available through our website.  We have configured the social media plug-ins on our website to only set cookies on devices used by logged-in members of those social media platforms. For example, we may advertise the services that we provide and job opportunities on certain third party websites such as LinkedIn.  We use cookies from those third parties sites on our own website to:

  • 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. 

 

HOW DO I BLOCK OR DELETE THE COOKIES?

The majority of web browsers allow you to disable completely the use of Cookies. They also allow you to delete cookies created by specific domains/websites. To find out how to do it, please refer to your browser’s help page.

The information is also covered in web browser’s online support pages:

To prevent the use of cookies by Google Analytics:

  • 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 info@worldathletics.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.