What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website to the browser on your computer or mobile device. Cookies help sites recognise and remember visitors for various purposes.
What cookies do we use, and why?
We use Google Analytics to analyse our traffic so that we can continue to improve the experience for our readers. Cookies are necessary for this purpose.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please click here. On this website you’ll find information about a browser plug-in that can be installed to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics.
Soccer on Sunday has numerous overheads which we offset through showing our readers adverts, some of which might depend upon cookies.
- Help show ads that are relevant to you based on inferred interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising (OBA)
- Restrict the number of times you see the same ad (frequency capping)
- Create a browsing profile that is used to deliver more relevant ads
- Measure the effectiveness of the ads that are served
- Detect fraudulent traffic
To opt out from online behavioural advertising, please click here. On this website you’ll find information about how behavioural advertising works, further information about cookies and the steps you can take to opt out of such targeting. By turning off ad personalisation, you will still see ads on our site, but they’ll be less targeted to you.
Some of the cookies set on our website are served by third parties and not directly related to Soccer on Sunday or our advertising/analytics partners.
For example, if you are logged into a social media site while you visit Soccer on Sunday, social media widgets on our site might connect your visit and browsing behaviour to your personal data held on the social media site. Third-party cookies are used to facilitate this.
Similarly, we may embed content from third-parties on our pages/articles e.g. video, or perhaps audio. These third parties may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used. This cookie information can only be accessed by the third-party who set it.
These third parties have their own security, privacy and cookie policies. You are advised to review these separately.
Managing your cookie preferences
Cookies are meant to improve your user experience, but some users prefer to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on their device. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to accept different type of cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. Please visit your browser’s help page for more information. It is important to note it may affect your reader experience if you choose to restrict or disable cookies.
Updates to this policy