Union des Associations Européennes de Football
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The UEFA website and apps (“UEFA Platforms”) are operated by the Union des Associations Européennes de Football (“UEFA”, “we” or “us”).
II. What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files that may – depending on your settings – be stored on the hard drive of your device (be it a computer, tablet, mobile phone or any other device that can access the internet) when you visit a website or click on an advertisement. Cookies are used to identify the device on which they are saved and are operational for a limited period of time.
There are five different types of cookie that may be saved on your device while browsing the UEFA Platforms. The intended purpose of each is described below.
1. Essential cookies
Essential cookies help make the UEFA Platforms work by enabling basic functions required to navigate the website, access secure areas, authenticate logins and use contact forms, as well as other enhanced functionalities. This type of cookie cannot be disabled. You can set your browser to block or alert you to them, but if you block their use some parts of the UEFA Platforms will not work.
2. Session cookies
Session cookies allow the UEFA Platforms to link your actions during a particular browser session. These cookies expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards.
3. Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions. They are used to remember your preferences or actions across UEFA Platforms, such as items you have viewed and added to your basket when browsing the UEFA store. These cookies remain on your device until they expire or you delete them.
4. Performance cookies
Performance cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of the UEFA Platforms. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular, and show us how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and used only to improve how the UEFA Platforms work. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited UEFA Platforms and will not be able to monitor their performance.
5. Targeting cookies
Targeting cookies may be sent through the UEFA Platforms by our advertising partners, to help them build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
IV. What are tracking pixels?
In addition to the five types of cookie described above, the UEFA Platforms may use so-called tracking pixels to monitor the effectiveness of various elements of the UEFA Platforms (including advertising elements). Tracking pixels are very small 1x1 pixel images integrated into the code of the UEFA Platforms.
When you visit UEFA Platforms, tracking pixels send a limited amount of information to the pixel server. This information is used only for statistical purposes in relation to (i) the number of different users of the UEFA Platforms; (ii) the number and type of pages visited; and (iii) the effectiveness of advertising strategies. The information collected may include, for example, match locations browsed, match dates browsed, ticket categories browsed, your browser language, your IP address and your location data (for example, country of residency).
V. The cookies and tracking pixels we use
The table below provides more information about the cookies and tracking pixels we use and why:
We ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies, tracking pixels and any similar technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested (e.g. to enable you to put items in your shopping basket and use the check-out process).
VII. How do I manage cookies and tracking pixels?
1. Adjusting your settings via our Cookie Preference Centre
The Cookie Preference Centre can be used to customise your cookie preferences at any time according to your needs and preferences. This tool records your consents and specifically controls the performance and targeting cookies activated when using the UEFA Platforms.
For ease of navigation, UEFA recommends that you accept cookies on UEFA Platforms and do not delete them. Otherwise, some of the features of the UEFA Platforms may not display or function properly.
2. Adjusting your settings on different browsers
Cookie management varies from browser to browser. Use your browser's help menu to find out how to adjust your cookie settings, or click on the relevant link below:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
- Cookie settings in Firefox
3. Third-party cookies and how to block them
You can also block specific types of cookie without adjusting your browser settings.
a. Blocking audience-measuring cookies
Audience-measuring cookies have been placed on our site by Google Analytics. You can block these cookies by clicking on the deactivation link below, downloading the add-on and installing it on your browser. The add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
Google Analytics deactivation link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Please note that the add-on will save a cookie on your device, but that cookie will be used only to prevent your browser from transmitting data to Google Analytics. For more information on deactivating Google Analytics and installing the browser add-on, click here: Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on
b. Blocking social network cookies
To block cookies used by social networks (e.g. via sharing buttons), follow the instructions in the links below:
4. Tracking pixels and how to block them
Blocking cookies will not automatically block tracking pixels from sending information to the pixel server. You can block this by setting your browser to be as restrictive as possible with external graphics, by adjusting your firewall settings and/or by using certain browser extensions. This may, however, restrict other functions.
VIII. How to contact us