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.
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.
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.
|_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.
|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.
|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.
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
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
Preserves users' states across page requests
Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain
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.