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This cookie policy covers the services provided by the following websites, the data controller for which is World Rugby Limited having its principal place of business at World Rugby House, 8-10 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland:

("the sites").

The purposes of this policy is to inform users of these Sites about what cookies are used when they visit these Sites, 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 Sites, how this information is used, if it is disclosed and the way in which we protect user’s privacy, please refer to the Privacy Policy applicable to these Sites. Any information submitted via these Sites shall be subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and, in certain circumstances, our Confidential Reporting Policy.

About cookies

In common with many other website operators, we may use standard technology called 'cookies' on these Sites. Cookies are small text files containing pieces of information that are stored by websites on the browser of your computer's hard drive or other access device when you visit websites. Cookies provide website operators with information which enables them to add functionality or to improve the way their websites work.

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

The cookies on our Sites 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 Sites so that we can make our Site services better.

What cookies we use and why we use them

The cookies used on our Sites fall into two categories:

a) On-site cookies: These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our Sites. 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 Sites use cookies in several places and we have listed each cookie below that is set by our Sites, along with details about why we use them and how long they will last:

Cookie: Pages that use cookies: Purpose: Expires after:
PHPSESSID All pages use this cookie This cookie stores a number which uniquely identifies your browser session. This is turn allows us to allow you to register, log in and undertake personalised learning, resulting a personalised certificate. The number is not linked to you and the cookie contains no personal information. End of browsing session (when you click "log out" or quit your browser)

b) Third-party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools, which we are using to enhance our Sites. For example, we use the industry standard Google Analytics package to anonymously track things like the number of people that our using our Sites, 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 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 Sites.
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 website links provided below for more information about these:

Cookie: Cookie name: Purpose: Expires after:
Google Analytics __utma
These cookies are provided by Google and are used to measure traffic on the World Rugby digital platforms. They do not record any personalised information.
Go to https://developers.google.com/analytics/ for more information.
Up to 2 years

Other third party websites

Please note that our Sites also contain links to other sites, such as third parties advertising on our Sites from time to time and/or our Sites 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 Sites, 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 Sites, or to make full use of all of our Sites’ features.