Cookies

How Sporting Futures uses cookies and what they are. What are cookies and how do we use them?

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of data which is downloaded to your computer when you visit one of our websites or see one of our adverts elsewhere on the internet.  The vast majority of websites use cookies and tracking technologies.  Cookies are useful because they help us arrange the content and layout of our websites and recognise those computers that have been to our websites before. They allow us to remember your preference settings and play an important role in helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our websites and your experience using them.  Some cookies are also essential to enable you to move around our website and use its features. They also help us to identify which of our articles are the most popular and the types of journey visitors have to our websites.
 
A list of all the cookies that we, our advertising network and technology partners use can be found in our cookie list:

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name of provider

purpose

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Sporting Futures

Javascript detection

Schedule 2: Third-Party Cookies

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purpose

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Google

Google Analytics Tracking

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Google

Google Analytics Tracking

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Google

Google Analytics Tracking

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Google

Google Analytics Tracking

 
What is a Flash cookie?  
This is a type of cookie which is collected via Adobe Flash media player – a piece of software which you probably have on your computer to help you watch online videos and listen to podcasts.  Have a look at Adobe's website if you want to control Flash cookies on your computer. If you use the Firefox browser you can also get an add-on to detect and delete Flash cookies.

The cookies and tracking technologies we use now and how to delete them

If you use our websites, further cookies will be placed on your computer to maximise your experience on our websites and to help us understand how we can improve them.

If you don’t want us to place cookies on your computer then there are a number of ways you can opt out - setting your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are currently on. 

Please remember – if you do delete all your cookies, some features of our websites, such as remembering your login details, will not work and your experience on our websites may be affected.

We like the website www.aboutcookies.org which is run by the law firm Pinsent Masons. Not only does it have the recipe for ‘the world’s finest cookies’, it also gives you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can then adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection.