Last updated [March 2023]
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, MatchCoach) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.
A cookie is a piece of information (text file) stored on your device. When you visit our site, we set our own cookies (called first-party cookies) to store information on your device, such as your language preferences or login information. We also use 3rd-party cookies, which are cookies set (such as Facebook, Google, Zoom, YouTube, Stripe, etc.).
The duration of a cookie depends on its function. “Session cookies” are only active during your online session, while “persistent cookies” will stay active on your device after closing your browser.
What Types of Cookies do we use?
1. Essential website cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
2. Performance and functionality cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable. These can be used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
3. Analytics and customization cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us for our legitimate purposes to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
4. Advertising cookies
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing and help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
5. Social networking cookies:
These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
6. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets the following third party cookies through this website in order to evaluate your use of the site and compile reports for us on activity:
Google stores the information on servers in the USA. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
By using our Websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Where can I get further information?