Cookie Policy

About Laureus and this Cookie Policy
Laureus World Sports Awards Limited has its registered offices at 15 Hill Street, London, W1J 5QT, United Kingdom.  In this Cookie Policy, we use the term Laureus (and "we", "us" and "our") to refer to the head office of Laureus World Sports Awards Limited at the registered address above and our affiliates.  
Please take a moment to read the following policy that explains how we use cookies and similar technologies on our websites, mobile applications and other digital platforms (together referred to as the “Platforms”).  
Like most platforms, Laureus logs IP addresses and uses cookies and similar technologies that allow us to recognise you and to customise your experience, and provide us with information about the way our visitors access our Platform. You can find out more about how we use cookies and related technologies below.  
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or mobile application. They are used to recognise your computer as you move between pages on a website, or when you return to a website or mobile application you have visited previously. Cookies are widely used in order to make platforms work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the platform.  
We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors (for example, by remembering your language and/or product preferences) and to better understand how our Platform is used. Cookies will tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Platform before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
•  First party cookies, served directly by Laureus to your computer or mobile device. They are used only by Laureus to recognise your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Platform.  
•  Third party cookies, which are served by a third party service provider on our Platform, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other platforms. Third party cookies are most commonly used for platform analytics or advertising purposes.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Laureus uses both 'session cookies' and ‘permanent cookies’. Session cookies exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Permanent cookies survive after your browser is closed, and can be used to recognise your computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.  
What cookies does Laureus use?
The Platform serves only the following types of cookies to your computer or mobile device:

Type of Cookie

Purpose

Technical Cookies

These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through this Platform and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies serve a variety of purposes related to the presentation, performance and functionality of this Platform. Their overall purpose, however, is to enhance visitors’ experience and enjoyment of this Platform. 

For example, some of these cookies enable visitors to specify language, product or other platform preferences. 

Analytical Cookies

These cookies, including those from third parties, are used to collect information about how visitors use our Platform.

The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor and is aggregated. It includes the number of visitors to our Platform, the platforms that referred them to our Platform and the pages that they visited on our Platform. 

We use this information to help run our Platform more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Platform.

Advertising Cookies

These cookies, including those from third parties, are aimed at creating profiles related to you and are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests in line with your preferences expressed while surfing the web. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help to evaluate the effectiveness of advertising and promotion.

They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a platform and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. 

Social Cookies

These cookies are third party cookies (e.g. Facebook) that allow you to interact with social media platforms. The companies that serve these cookies may also use your information to serve targeted advertising on other platforms

We also use a Facebook Pixel (fbevents.js). This Cookie is placed by Facebook. It enables us to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular it enables us to see how our users move between devices when accessing our web site and Facebook, to ensure that our Facebook advertising is seen by our users most likely to be interested in such advertising by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on our web site.  To opt-out please see https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences

Third Party Vendors & Cookies

 

We also benefit from data provided by third parties where you provide us with your consent to set the relevant cookies and/or other tracking technologies. We set out below a summary of the key data sources.

 

Facebook: We use a number of Facebook services on our Platform, including through the use of the Facebook pixel and other Facebook business products. In some circumstances, Facebook acts as our data processor and in other circumstances, Facebook is a joint data controller.

a.   We sometimes share your contact information with Facebook to benefit from their matching services. In these circumstances, Facebook are our data processor.

b.    We sometimes share information with Facebook about your actions on or off our Platforms for measurement and analytics services. In these circumstances, Facebook are our data processor.

c.    We sometimes share information with Facebook about your actions on or off our Platforms for the purposes of targeting personalised ads to you. In these circumstances, Facebook jointly control this data with us.

d.    We sometimes share information with Facebook about your actions on or off our Platforms to deliver commercial and transactional messages to you. In these circumstances, Facebook jointly control this data with us.

e.    We sometimes share information with Facebook about your actions on or off our Platforms to improve ad delivery, personalise features and content, and to improve and secure various Facebook products. In these circumstances, Facebook jointly control this data with us.

Further details of how Facebook processes your personal information, the legal basis it relies on, your rights and Facebook’s contact details can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.  

How to control or delete cookies
The use of cookies does not always require your express consent. In particular, technical cookies do not require such consent. On the other hand, your prior consent is required for functionality cookies, analytical cookies, advertising cookies and social cookies.
You have the right withdraw your consent and refuse the use of cookies at any time and we have explained how you can exercise this right below. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Platform.  
You can set your cookie preferences by using our cookie consent tool or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this Platform cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility).  
Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
About Advertising
The Platforms use third parties such as network advertisers and ad exchanges to serve you ads on third party platforms after you leave our Platforms, and we use third party analytics and other service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of the Platforms and viewing of ads and of our content. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements, which are based on your visits to the Platforms and other apps and sites you have visited. Third party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services that you might be interested in.
Third party tracking technologies are not controlled by us, even if they are associated with our Platforms or our ads. Statements regarding our practices do not apply to the methods for collecting information used by these third parties and others or the use of the information that such third parties collect. The relevant third party’s terms of service, privacy policy, permissions, notices and choices should be reviewed regarding their collection, storage and sharing practices. We make no representations regarding the policies or practices of third party advertisers or advertising networks or exchanges or related third parties.
You have choices in respect of the delivery of ads. You can opt-out of receiving certain types of behavioural ads by visiting the third party websites described in the section headed “How to control or delete cookies” above. We are not responsible for effectiveness of or compliance with any third parties’ opt-out options.
IP addresses
We will collect information about your computer or mobile device, including where available your IP address, operating system, log-in times and browser type. We use this information to better understand how visitors use our Platform and for internal reporting purposes. We will anonymise and share this information with advertisers, sponsors or other businesses.
Contact us
If you have any questions or comments about this Cookie Policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us at the address provided below. 
Laureus World Sports Awards Limited 
15 Hill Street
London
W1J 5QT