In common with many other website operators, we may use standard technology called 'cookies' on the above websites.
Cookies are small text files containing pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive or other access device when you visit our Websites. Depending on the services you request, or that are being made available on our Websites, the information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on our Websites, or a unique identification number so that our Websites can "remember" you on your return visit. Cookies can be read by our Websites on your subsequent visits. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have offered such information to our Websites.
The cookies on our Websites are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast;
- Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with services provided on our Websites so that we can make our Website services better.
What cookies we use and why we use them
The cookies use on our Websites fall into two categories:
These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our websites. We may use on-site cookies that are necessary to deliver certain services to you – for example, to do things like save registration information, remember language selection and remember if you have voted in a poll. These cookies do not track your usage.
These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools, which we are using to enhance our Websites. For example, we use Google Analytics to track things like the number of people that are using our Websites, where they are coming from and what content they are viewing. This information is collected for research purposes only, it does not identify any individual and FIH will provide only use aggregated data from these analyses to third parties. This helps us to measure whether we could improve areas of our Websites. We do not control the these cookies and you should check the third party websites for more information about these
We use Google AdWords amongst other remarketing tools to advertise Hockey across the Internet. Remarketing will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the FIH website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your machine. This cookie does not in anyway identify you or give access to your computer. The cookie is used to say “This person visited this page, so show them ads relating to that page.” Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.
How to manage cookies
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change the preferences or settings on your web browser to control and manage cookies. The procedure for changing the preferences or settings depends on the web browser that you have chosen to use. If you wish to manage cookies yourself, or stop your computer or other device accepting cookies, go to the help section of your internet browser (for example Internet Explorer or Firefox) where you will find information on how to do this. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from our Websites, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies.
Please note that by removing our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Websites.