What are cookies and how does EYE Sport use them
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which are sent to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies act as a memory for a website, allowing that website to remember your device on your return visits. Cookies can also remember your preferences, improve the user experience as well as tailor the adverts you see to those most relevant to you.
- identify users
- remember users' custom preferences
- help users complete tasks without having to re-enter information when browsing from one page to another or when visiting the site later.
- Cookies can also be used for online behavioural target advertising and to show adverts relevant to something that the user searched for in the past.
How are they used?
What are the different types of cookies?
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs.
By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
- session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.
As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:
- first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
- Strictly Necessary
Some of the cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.
These cookies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
- Analytics cookies
These monitor how visitors move around the Website and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most, for instance.
These cookies allow websites to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features.
- Personalization cookies
These cookies are used to recognise repeat visitors to the Website and in conjunction with other information we hold to attempt to record specific browsing information (that is, about the way you arrive at the Website, pages you view, options you select, information you enter and the path you take through the Website). These are used to recommend content we think you'll be interested in based on what you're looked at before.Below there is the list of the third parties with which agreements for the installation of cookies have been established.
How to control and delete cookies
The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but you can usually change the web browser's settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your device . In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility). However, please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the website's functionality may be lost. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser - remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html for mobile versions http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677