IRB Cookie Policy

 

This cookie policy covers the services provided by the following websites: 

  1. irb.com – the data controller for this website is IRFB Services (Ireland) Limited;
  2. rugbyworldcup.com, rwcsevens.com and rwcwomens.com – the data controller for this website is Rugby World Cup Limited;
  3. irbsevens.com – the data controller for this website is IB Tournaments Limited;
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. 

Privacy Policies 

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.  

About cookies  

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. 

How we use cookies

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.

The cookies on our websites are used to improve services for you through, for example:
  • 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 fall into two categories:

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.

Our websites use cookies in several places and we have listed each cookie below that is set by our websites, along with details about why we use them and how long they will last: 

 Cookie  Pages  Purpose 
Expires after 
 
User management  activateAccount.aspx.vb
CaptchaCode.aspx.vb
changePassword.aspx.vb
IRBLogin.xslt
login.aspx.vb
loginTeaser.xslt
MediaUsers.xslt
newsletter.aspx.vb
Profile.aspx.vb
profile.aspx.vb
recoveryPassword.aspx.vb
service.aspx.vb
service.xslt
services.aspx.vb
signup.xslt
success.aspx.vb
success.xslt 
unsubscribe.aspx.vb
UserSummary.aspx.vb
UserSummary.xslt
These cookies allow you to be presented with information relevant only to you (such as profile details, including username and password) without having to enter your credentials each time you move to a different page. End of session
There is also an opt-in cookie that remembers your details, so that you don’t need to enter your credentials the next time you visit the relevant pages.
1 year
Language selection  

IRBCOMmasterHeader.xslt
LanguageSelector.aspx.vb
LanguageSelector.xslt
masterHeader.xslt
RWC2011fullPageMaster
ExtranetTemplate.xslt
RWC2011masterHeader.xslt



These cookies remember the language of the last page viewed in a session and displays that language homepage the next time you go to that page in a new session. 1 year
Polls  poll.aspx.vb  This cookie is used to remember that you have already voted in a poll and does not permit you to vote again. End of session
Live match slot  liveheader.js 
timezoneconverter.js

This allows us to remember your local time zone and show you match times according to that time zone.
1 year
Team selector
 teamselector.source.js This allows us to deliver more relevant content to you, based on your selection of preferred teams
1 year

 
Third-party cookies: 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 our using our websites, where they are coming from and what content they are viewing. This information is collected for statistical purposes only, it does not identify any individual and IRB will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties. This helps us to measure whether we could improve areas of our websites. 

Further details of third party cookies are set out below. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the third party websites for more information about these: 

 Cookie  Cookie name  Purpose 
Expires after 
 
Google Analytics __utma
__utmb
__utmz
__utmv
__utmx

These cookies are provided by Google and are used to measure traffic on IRB digital platforms. They do not record any personalised information.  
Go to https://developers.google.com
/analytics/resources/concepts/
gaConceptsCookies#cookiesSet
for more information.





Up to 2 years

DoubleClick  

Id

These cookies are provided by Google. They are used to track which websites you visit and from where, and this information to match relevant advertisements to you.
Go to http://www.google.com
/policies/privacy/ads/
#toc-doubleclick
for more

Up to 2 years
Facebook
(facebook.com)
datr lsd
reg_ext_ref
reg_fb_gate
reg_fb_ref

We use Facebook buttons to link to our promotional Facebook pages. The buttons use cookies to keep themselves updated with sharing statistics. 2 years
Twitter
(twitter.com)
__utma
__utmz
guest_id
k
pid


We use Twitter buttons to allow you to follow our promotional Twitter feeds, and sometimes embed feeds on our website.
2 years
YouTube
(youtube.com)
 demographics
dkv
LOGIN_INFO
PREF
SID
use_hitbox
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 
We sometimes embed videos from YouTube, using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on a YouTube video player

10 years

 

Other third party websites 

Please note that our websites also contain links to other sites, such as third parties advertising on our websites from time to time and/or our websites may contain links to other websites, over which we have no control and are not covered by the terms of our cookie and/or privacy policies. If you access other websites using the links provided, the operators of those websites may use cookies and/or otherwise collect information from you in accordance with their privacy policies, which may differ from ours.

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.


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.