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What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device, such as computer or mobile by websites that you visit. They can store information and serve a number of important functions. In other words, they are used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies can be first party when they are set by the owner of the website you are visiting or in some cases third party when they are set by a domain other than the one you are visiting.

Social Media Buttons

We have included icons/buttons for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on our website to enable content sharing services on social media. Cookies are used by these social media providers to make these buttons work.

Please find below the privacy policies of Twitter and Facebook/Instagram to find out how they are processing your personal data.



Payment Processing

In order to process the payment of the products or services you buy through our website, we have partnered with some business associates (processors) which are PayPal and Stripe. These business partners are payments infrastructures and they may set cookies on your device to ensure this processing (payment).

Please find below the privacy policies of PayPal and Stripe to find out how they are processing your personal data.



Google reCAPTCHA

We use API Google reCAPTCHA which is a verification tool that may analyse traffic with the purpose of filtering the parts of traffic recognized as spam. This tool may set cookies on your device. They are certain standard Google targeting cookies and a necessary cookie when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis. 

Please find below the privacy policies of Google to find out how it is processing your personal data.



Which cookies does Sports Fans Pics use?

– Strictly Necessary Cookies:

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

OptanonConsentThis cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies our site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. 
OptanonAlertBox Close CookieThis cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on our website. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
wp_wpfileupload_0This cookie enables you to log into secure areas and use a shopping cart.
ngg_pro_cartThis is a cookie that tracks the cart contents and if the customer gets to the checkout page.
mThis cookie is set for fraud prevention purposes. Fraud detection uses technology that helps to assess the risk associated with an attempted transaction that is enabled on the Stripe User’s website or the application that collects information.
_GRECAPTCHAThis cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service which identifies bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.

– Functional Cookies:

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

__EC_TEST__This cookie is used to remember if the user is accessing the website on a computer or mobile device.
Stripe is used to making credit card payments. Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable the website to process payments without storing any credit card information on its own servers
Google cookies. Security cookie to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.

– Targeting Cookies:

These cookies may be set through our site by our partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Used by Google for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalized Google advertising. 
These Google cookies carry out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
CONSENTThese cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
These cookies, provided by Google Inc., are used in conjunction with the Google+1 button to enable you to share information publicly, as part of your Google Profile. This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.
OTZGoogle uses cookies, like the OTZ cookies, to help customize ads on Google properties, like Google Search
These Google cookies are used for advertising served across the web and stored in google.com. 
SEARCH_SAMESITEGoogle cookie that prevents the browser from sending this cookie along with cross-site requests. The main goal is to mitigate the risk of cross-origin information leakage. It also provides some protection against cross-site request forgery attacks.
OGPCThis cookie is used by Google to store preferences and user information each time they visit web pages containing geographical maps of Google Maps. It enables the functionality of Google Maps.
_fbpUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

How do I change my Cookie Settings?

You can change the cookie preferences you selected when you first visited our website and interacted with our Cookies Banner by clicking on the link “Cookies Settings” available on each page of our website. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, you can have some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Most web browsers allow this control.

How can I contact Sports Fans Pics to know more about its cookies?

You can contact our Data Protection Representative to know more about our cookies by the email info@sportsandfanspics.com or by writing to 12 Hanbury Hall, Hanbury Lane, Dublin 8.

This policy was last updated on 11th April 2021.