Cookies - British Gymnastics


What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your PC, phone or other web-enabled device when you visit the site. They are not harmful and do not contain any personal or confidential information such as your home address, date of birth or credit card details.

How are cookies used?

Cookies are an essential part of how our website works – they are needed to help provide you with a quick, responsive and personalised web experience.  Cookies allow the website to remember actions that you have performed on the site, your preferences and the pages you have visited. They also tell the site that you have returned. Some aspects of the website cannot function effectively without using cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use all the different features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.

Performance cookies

These help us understand how people are using our website. This information allows us to get to know how you use the website, which in turn can help us to improve the way the website works, making it more user-friendly, which should help enable you to find what you are looking for.

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Google Analytics

This is a web analytics service provided by Google. It stores information about:

  • How you got to the site
  • The pages you visit
  • How long you spend on each page

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies

These cookies allow us to test and analyse how you use the British Gymnastics website.

We do this to make informed decisions about how to provide a better experience for you.

If you do not allow these cookies we will not be able to analyse how you use the British Gymnastics website.

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Third party cookies

Third party cookies are cookies set by another organisation’s website. Some pages on the British Gymnastics website contain content embedded from a third-party organisation e.g. YouTube, Fresh desk. We also provide you with the opportunity to share information with others using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. British Gymnastics does not control these external cookies and would advise you to check the relevant third-party websites for more information about their use of cookies.

If your browser is blocking third-party cookies, some features on our website may not work. We will notify you if this happens. If you have chosen to block third-party cookies on your browser and want to avoid issues on our website you can set exceptions for

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