World Rugby Cookies Policy - Women.Rugby

This cookie policy covers the services provided by the following website:– the data controller for this website is World Rugby Limited.

The purposes of this policy is to inform users of these websites about what cookies are used when they visit these websites, 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 websites, how this information is used, if it is disclosed and the way in which we protect user’s privacy, please refer to the privacy policies applicable to those individual websites. Any information submitted via these websites shall be subject to the terms of those individual privacy policies. You should be aware of these privacy policies and we encourage you to read the privacy policies on the websites you visit. 

About cookies 

In common with many other website operators, we may use standard technology called 'cookies' on these websites. Cookies are small text files containing pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive or other access device when you visit our websites.  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

Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of websites.

We use cookies to help make our sites function properly. We would also like to use cookies to continually improve our sites, offer you a better experience and deliver personalised content to you. Examples of functions performed by our cookies include:

  • 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 websites so that we can make our website services better. 

What cookies we use and why we use them

The cookies used on our websites are categorised between “on-site” cookies and “third party cookies.

Cookies can also be categorised between “session” cookies (which are deleted after the end of your browsing session) and “persistent” cookies (which survive after the end of your browsing session for an identified period of time).

On-site cookies: These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our websites. 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.

The on-site cookies used by our sites are identified in the cookie lists provided below , along with details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Third-party cookies: These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools, which use to enhance our websites. For example, we use Google Analytics to track things like the number of people that our using our websites, where they are coming from and what content they are viewing. Such 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 websites.

The third party cookies in existence on our sites are identified in the cookie lists provided below. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the third party websites for more information about these:


Categories of cookies:

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable basic functionality on our sites such as page navigation, access to secure areas, authenticating logins, and the delivery of other core functions. This category of cookies cannot be disabled on our sites. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the sites will not then work.






Ensures that on page load the content is rendered in the user's language


30 days


Contains language the user wants to see the content in


30 days


Supports the Soitic form which is integrated within the Women in Rugby Website. Comes from the embeddable sign up form (3rd party, Sotic)




Analytics Cookies

We would like to use Analytics cookies provided by Google to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited these sites and will not be able to monitor their performance.



Third Party



Google ID. This cookie is used to group the user behavior together for each user


1 Day


Google Analytics. This cookie is the centerpiece among all cookies because it is the one used for visitor tracking. Google Analytics identifies users by a unique identifier they call


2 Years


Stackla Social Hub embed (3rd party, cookie hosted on




Advertising Cookies

We would also like to use advertising cookies, which collect information, and combine it with previously collected information, to select and deliver advertisements for you, and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such advertisements. This includes using previously collected information about your interests to select ads, processing data about what advertisements were shown, how often they were shown, when and where they were shown, and whether you took any action related to the advertisement, including for example clicking an ad.  These cookies may be on-site cookies or third party cookies as identified below.



Third Party



This cookie will help deliver our advertising to people who have already visited our website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising

Y - Facebook

3 months


Other third party websites

Please note that our websites also contain links to other sites, such as third parties advertising on our websites from time to time and/or our websites 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

You can manage the operation of cookies on these sites by adjusting your preferences on our Cookies management tool.

You can also 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 browser where you will find information on how to do this. The following links may be also helpful.

  • Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
  • Cookie settings in Firefox
  • Cookie settings in Chrome
  • Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

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 websites, or to make full use of all of our websites’ features.

Last updated: Sep 30, 2020, 1:55:24 PM