“Group” means any group of RunTogether Registered Users organised by a leader of RunTogether.
"Registered Users" means the users of RunTogether.co.uk (and participants (where applicable), in Group runs) collectively and/or individually as the context admits.
"RunTogether.co.uk" means our website located at www.runtogether.co.uk and its related channels.
"Website" means a website accessible on the internet.
"We/Us" means England Athletics and "Our" shall be interpreted accordingly.
"You" means you, as a Registered User of RunTogether.co.uk and, (where applicable), as a participant in Group runs and "Your" shall be interpreted accordingly.
What are cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit so the website can recognise you and can then tailor what you see on the screen.
Cookies are a key part of the internet. They make your interactions with websites much smoother and power lots of the useful features of websites. There are many different uses for cookies, but they fall into four main groups:
Cookies that are required to provide the service you have requested
Some cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, it may not be possible to provide the services you have asked for. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes or for remembering where you have been on the internet.
Here are some examples of the essential nature of cookies
- keeping you logged in during your visit, without cookies you might have to sign in on each and every page you go to;
- some session cookies which make it possible to navigate through the website smoothly and these are automatically deleted after you close your web browser.
Improving your browsing experience
Cookies allow the website to remember choices you make, such as your language or region and provide enhanced features.
Here are a few examples of just some of the ways that cookies are used to improve your experience on our websites.
- remembering your preferences and settings, including marketing preferences;
- remembering if you have completed a survey, so you are not asked to do it again;
- remembering if you have been to the website before as a first time user might see different content to a regular user;
- restricting the number of times you are shown a particular advertisement. This is sometimes called 'frequency capping';
- showing you information that is relevant to products of ours that you have;
- enabling social media components, like Facebook or Twitter;
- showing "related article" links that are relevant to the page you are looking at; and
- remembering a location you've entered to access or view additional information or resources such as weather forecasts.
We like to keep track of pages and links that are popular and which ones do not get used so much to help us keep RunTogether.co.uk relevant and up to date. It's also very useful to be able to identify trends of how people navigate through RunTogether.co.uk and if they get error messages from web pages.
This group of cookies, often called "analytics cookies" are used to gather this information. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is anonymous and is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies. We can then see the overall patterns of usage rather than any one person’s activity. Analytics cookies only record activity on the website you are on and they are only used to improve website performance.
Some of our web pages and some of the emails you might get from us also contain small invisible images known as "web beacons" or "tracking pixels". These are used to count the number of times the page or email has been viewed and allows us to measure the effectiveness of its marketing and emails. These web beacons are anonymous and don't contain or collect any information that identifies you.
We also use "affiliate" cookies. Some of our web pages may contain promotional links to other companies’ websites. If you follow one of these links and then register with or buy something from that other website, a cookie is sometimes used to tell that other website that you came from one of our websites. That other website may then pay us a small amount for the successful referral. This works using a cookie.
Showing advertising that is relevant to your interests
We may sell space on some of our web pages to advertisers. The resulting adverts often contain cookies. The advertiser uses the browsing information collected from these cookies for two purposes:
- to restrict the number of times you see the same advertisement (frequency capping), and
So how does OBA work? Let's look at an example. Imagine you visit a website about travel. That website shows an advert and with that advert you receive a cookie. Imagine you then visit one of our websites which has an advert from the same advertiser you saw on the travel website. The advertiser will give you a new version of the cookie you received on the travel website. The advertiser can then use that cookie to recognise that you've previously been to a travel website and show you a relevant ad.
Although the OBA data collected uses your browsing activity to understand your interests, the data is anonymous and is not linked to you as a person. Even if you sign in to our websites, the OBA data is still not linked to you or your profile.
Neither we, nor the companies who show advertisements on our websites sell data collected from cookies to any third parties.
It is easy to opt out of behavioural advertising and manage your cookies if you want to.
Other applicable terms and conditions
If you register as a Registered User then you will be subject to our registered user terms and conditions [INSERT LINK].