The data controller for these websites is World Rugby Limited, which its principal place of business at World Rugby House, 8-10 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland.
The purposes of this policy is to inform users of these websites about what cookies are used when they visit these websites, how the cookies are used and the ways in which the cookies can be managed.
For details about what information is collected about you when you visit these websites, how this information is used, if it is disclosed and the way in which we protect user’s privacy, please refer to the privacy policies applicable to those individual websites. Any information submitted via these websites shall be subject to the terms of those individual privacy policies. You should be aware of these privacy policies and we encourage you to read the privacy policies on the websites you visit.
In common with many other website operators, we may use standard technology called 'cookies' on these 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 websites, the information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on websites, or a unique identification number so that the websites can "remember" you on your return visit. Cookies can be read by the websites on your subsequent visits. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the websites.
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of websites.
- recognising that you may already have given an e-mail address or username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested;
- 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 used on our websites are categorised between “on-site” cookies and “third party cookies.
Cookies can also be categorised between “session” cookies (which are deleted after the end of your browsing session) and “persistent” cookies (which survive after the end of your browsing session for an identified period of time).
On-site cookies: 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.
The on-site cookies used by our sites are identified in the cookie lists provided below , along with details about why we use them and how long they will last.
Third-party cookies: These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools, which use to enhance our websites. For example, we use Google Analytics to track things like the number of people that our using our websites, where they are coming from and what content they are viewing. Such information is collected for statistical purposes only, it does not identify any individual and World Rugby will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties. This helps us to measure whether we could improve areas of our websites.
The third party cookies in existence on our sites are identified in the cookie lists provided below. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the third party websites for more information about these:
Categories of cookies:
Strictly Necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies enable basic functionality on our sites such as page navigation, access to secure areas, authenticating logins, and the delivery of other core functions. This category of cookies cannot be disabled on our sites. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the sites will not then work.
|PHPSESSID||PHP session cookie associated with embedded content from this domain.||Y||Session|
|__cfduid||Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.||Y||30 days|
|__RequestVerificationToken||This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.||Y||Session|
|ARRAffinity||This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.||Y||Session|
|ARRAffinitySameSite||This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.||Y||Session|
Performance cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited these sites and will not be able to monitor their performance.
|Cookie Name||Description||Third Party||Expiry|
|__utmt||This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes||1 minute|
|__utmb||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.||1 minute|
|__utma||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.||2 years|
|__utmz||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||6 months|
|__utmc||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors.
When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.
|_utmv#########||This is an optional addtional cookie set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customising what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. It has a default lifespan of two years, although this can be customised by site owners.||2 days|
|cf_ob_info||Provides information on the HTTP Status Code returned by the origin web server, the Ray ID of the original failed request, and the data center serving the traffic.||Cloudflare||Session|
|cf_use_ob||Informs Cloudflare to fetch the requested resource from the Always Online cache on the designated port||Cloudflare||Session|
|_ga||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.||2 years|
|_gid||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.||1 day|
These cookies enable the websites to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
|Cookie Name||Description||Third Party||Expiry|
|vuid||This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing||vimeo.com||2 years|
|player||This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing||vimeo.com||1 year|
We would also like to use advertising cookies, which collect information, and combine it with previously collected information, to select and deliver advertisements for you, and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such advertisements. This includes using previously collected information about your interests to select ads, processing data about what advertisements were shown, how often they were shown, when and where they were shown, and whether you took any action related to the advertisement, including for example clicking an ad. These cookies may be on-site cookies or third party cookies as identified below.
|GPS||YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.||youtube.com||1 minute|
|IDE||This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange||doubleclick.net||390 days|
|YSC||YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.||youtube.com||Session|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos||youtube.com||180 days|
|test_cookie||This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange||doubleclick.net||1 minute|
|Google Analytics||Onsite||1 minute|
Other third party websites
How to manage cookies
You can manage the operation of cookies on these sites by adjusting your preferences on our Cookies management tool.
You can also 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 browser where you will find information on how to do this. The following links may be also helpful.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS
In addition to the procedures detailed above, we have below, suggested links to websites to provide you with further information and procedures to follow to manage cookies. If you want to remove all tracking cookies from all of the websites you visit, here are links to three programmes that allow you to do this:
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, or to make full use of all of our websites’ features.