What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

What types of cookies does Sudbury Bowls Club(SBC) use?

There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” SBC uses 'Strictly necessary' and 'Performance' cookies but DOES NOT use 'Targeting' or 'Performance' Cookies', nor do we pass any information on to third parties. You can find out more about each cookie category below.

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as logging in to the member's area.
  2. Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you have used the website. We use Google analytics to monitor our members' acitivites to give us an idea of how long and which pages they have visited and which search phrase they used to find us. This information allows us to experiment with new features and changes on the website. The information collected is used to improve how the website works.
  3. Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow websites to remember how you’re logged in and offer features such as 'Club Info'. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other websites.
  4. Targeting Cookies. Businesses and their third party partners may use these types of cookies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other websites other than their own. This information may be shared with organizations outside the website you are browsing, such as advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, or other business partners for the purpose of providing aggregate Service usage statistics and aggregate Service testing.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies are not used by SBC on this website.

First and third party cookies

We only use First-party cookies that are placed on your device and belong to SBC. We do not use third-party cookies that are cookies deposited on your device by other businesses. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for another company, for example to help them understand how that website is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by a website's business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.

How to control and delete cookies

If you want to delete cookies follow the instructions given by your respective browser help instructions. You will be able to clear existing cookies and even disable cookies is you wish to. Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain website services. You can find out more information about cookie settings at various sites on the internet by searching the many available search engines.