In order to guarantee the correct functioning of our website, we sometimes use small data files called “cookies” on your computer. Almost all websites do this and it is an automatic process.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file saved onto your computer or mobile device by websites you visit. Cookies, allow the website to memorize your actions and preferences (such as your connexion, screen size, pages you’ve visited, your preferred language, etc.) for a determined duration of time. Thus, if you visit the site, and come back to it later, you may have to accept the cookies policy again if the determined duration of time has expired. The cookie inserted on your device will indicate the website that you have accepted or refused cookies. Accepting cookies ensures you do not have to approve cookies on every page.
What else do we do with cookies?
Cookies on this site allow us to do the following:
Knowing, when you have send in a form to ask a question, if the process has been carried out correctly in order to show you the message “your question has been successfully sent”.
Keeping your visualization preferences between the pages you visit (font sizes, etc.).
Count the number of different visitors on each page in order to figure out which holiday or training tips or blog posts interest most our visitors. This provides us with the information needed to make relevant decisions to improve your experience.
Allowing that the back and forward buttons are functional when you navigate on the site.
There is also a private and controlled section for the site administration and site security. Any user trying to connect to this section is immediately recorded in order to detect and block attacks to the site. Data collected in these instances include login details, IP address, device type, browser type, the time, and location details.
There are different types of cookies which are used as follows:
Once ‘Cookies on’ is selected you will have access to full functionality and navigation of our website. This will make using the site easier, faster, and give you a better experience.
These cookies remember your preferences and improve your experience of our site. Depending on your browser settings, aspects such as form fields will be remembered so you can complete forms faster and easier.
Whatever your cookie choice, it will be remembered for a specified time so the cookie pop up bar will not be shown repeatedly during your navigation on the site. As cookies are browser specific, cookie options will be shown again should you view the site using a different browser.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. SportActive cannot identify you as an individual from the data we have access to.
After conducting the above analysis we can determine which services are popular and tailor our business
Third Party Cookies
The data collected by Google Analytics is stored on Google servers located in the United States and are fully compliant with GDPR, the EU regulations on data privacy.
When IP Masking (IP anonymization) is activated on a site, your IP address will be compressed by Google beforehand. The compression will take place in the countries member of the European Union or Member States of the Treaty of the European Economic Area before your data is send to their servers in the USA. Only in exceptional circumstances will your complete IP address be transferred to Google Inc. server in the USA. In these instances your IP address will be compressed by Google Inc. in the USA.
This site uses ‘IP Masking’ meaning you IP address is kept anonymous.
Google will use this information on behalf of the owner of the site in order to analyse your use of the latter, produce reports on visitor’s activity and supply data to third services linked to the use of the site and Internet.
Google Inc. will not link your IP address information to other Google Services, although it may pass on the data to third party services.
It is possible to disable cookies by adjusting your browser. In these instances, however, functionality of this site may be impaired.
This site operates Google Inc’s. reCAPTCHA service to guarantee valid form submissions. This service is used to differentiate form submission by humans and to block automated abuse submissions (‘bots’).
To enable the form service to work it is necessary to send your IP address and other information to Google’s US based servers to verify your form submission as legitimate.
Your IP address will be compressed by Google beforehand. The compression will take place in the countries member of the European Union or Member States of the Treaty of the European Economic Area before your data is send to their servers in the USA – and, as a consequence, will be anonymous. Only in exceptional circumstances will your complete IP address be transferred to a Google Inc. server in the USA. In these instances your IP address will be compressed by Google Inc. once the data has been received.
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The activation of cookies is therefore absolutely not mandatory but allows displaying the right information on the right pages. You have the option to block or delete these cookies but the site will lose functionality and your user experience may be impaired.
The information stored in cookies is never used to identify you personally but to identify the computer that made the request. Cookies are therefore never used other than what is given in the list above.
How to control cookies on your computer
In addition to the acceptance on our site, you can control cookie use directly on adjusting your browser settings. You can authorise or block cookies and automate your preference. Bear in mind, that internet use will be impaired should you choose to block or delete cookies.
Cookies are device and browser specific. The easiest way to control cookies is to do so via your browser. Below, is a list of popular browsers linking to detailed instructions on how best to do this: