A cookie is a small text file implanted by an online provider (for example, a website operator or an online advertising network) on the hard disks of visitors to the site. Cookies collect information about internet users, such as their names, emails, passwords, user preferences and browsing trends.
Below is further information explaining the different types of cookies our website uses:
- Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. They include, for example, cookies that enable users to log into secure areas of our website. FINA’s service provider utilizes one cookie, PHPSESSID, for this purpose.
- Analytical/Performance cookies
We use Performance cookies across our website for internal purposes to help us to provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by cookies (Google Analytics) helps us to understand how our visitors use the website so that we can improve how we present our content to you. These types of cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it.
Additional Third Party Cookies
Third Party Cookies are cookies created by other websites, such as ad serving partners, social network sharing options and content embedded from other sites (such as YouTube or Flickr).
For example, if you click on a hyperlink from our website to any third party websites (e.g. if you 'share' content from our website with friends or colleagues through social networks), you may be sent cookies from these third party websites.
We cannot control the dissemination of such cookies, and third party websites will have their own privacy and cookie policies. Please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
How can I manage cookies?
By using our website you agree that we can place cookies on your device.
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a third party. For example, you may object to being served advertising which is targeted to your interests based on your browsing history. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that. You are not obliged to accept cookies. If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so
Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site. To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu within your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.
Last Update made on March 2016