The Fanblock website and apps ("Fanblock Platforms") are operated by Fanblock AG, Zug, Switzerland ("Fanblock")
1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files that may - depending on your settings - be stored on the hard drive of your device (be it a computer, tablet, mobile phone or any other device that can access the internet) when you visit a website or click on an advertisement. Cookies are used to identify the device on which they are saved and are operational for a limited period of time.
There are different types of cookie that may be saved on your device while browsing the Fanblock Platforms. The intended purpose and settings of each are described below.
|This cookie is set by Fanblock as a security measure.
|This cookie is set by Fanblock when you log in order to remember you as the current user.
|Related to Shopify's storefront or theme settings.
|Used to remember user choices related to the functionality of the site.
|Used to remember user choices regarding cookie preferences.
|_shopify_y, _shopify_s, _shopify_sa_t, _shopify_sa_p
|Used for managing shopping sessions and analytics.
|Session, up to 12 months
|Tracks user consent for analytical cookies. Duration can vary, often lasting a year.
|Tracks user consent for marketing cookies.
3. What are tracking pixels?
In addition to the five types of cookie described above, the Fanblock Platforms may use so-called tracking pixels to monitor the effectiveness of various elements of the Fanblock Platforms (including advertising elements). Tracking pixels are very small 1x1 pixel images integrated into the code of the Fanblock Platforms.
When you visit Fanblock Platforms, tracking pixels sends a limited amount of information to the pixel server. This information is used only for statistical purposes in relation to (i) the number of different users of the Fanblock Platforms; (ii) the number and type of pages visited; and (iii) the effectiveness of communication and advertising strategies.
The information collected may include, for example, football club browsed, type of blocks browsed, engagement activities browsed, your browser language, your IP address and your location data (for example, country of residency).
4. The cookies and tracking pixels we use
The list available under each cookies details provides more information about the cookies and tracking pixels Fanblock uses and why.
Fanblock asks for your permission (consent) to place cookies, tracking pixels and any similar technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested (e.g. to enable you to purchase blocks and use the check-out process).
6. How do I manage cookies and tracking pixels?
a. Adjusting your settings via Fanblock's Cookie Management Hub
The Cookie Management Hub can be used to customise your cookie preferences at any time according to your needs and preferences. This tool records your consents and specifically controls the performance and targeting cookies activated when using the Fanblock Platforms.
For ease of navigation, Fanblock recommends that you accept cookies on Fanblock Platforms and do not delete them. Otherwise, some of the features of the Fanblock Platforms may not display or function properly.
b. Adjusting your settings on different browsers
Cookie management varies from browser to browser. Use your browser's help menu to find out how to adjust your cookie settings, or click on the relevant link below:
c. Third-party cookies and how to block them
You can also block specific types of cookie without adjusting your browser settings.
i. Blocking audience-measuring cookies
Audience-measuring cookies have been placed on our site by Google Analytics. You can block these cookies by clicking on the deactivation link below, downloading the add-on and installing it on your browser. The add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
Google Analytics deactivation link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Please note that the add-on will save a cookie on your device, but that cookie will be used only to prevent your browser from transmitting data to Google Analytics. For more information on deactivating Google Analytics and installing the browser add-on, click here: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
ii. Blocking social network cookies
To block cookies used by social networks (e.g. via sharing buttons), follow the instructions in the links below:
iii. Tracking pixels and how to block them
Blocking cookies will not automatically block tracking pixels from sending information to the pixel server. You can block this by setting your browser to be as restrictive as possible with external graphics, by adjusting your firewall settings and/or by using certain browser extensions. This may, however, restrict other functions.
7. How to contact us