Like many websites we use cookies on the British Softball website.  Cookies are small pieces of data stored by the web browser on the device that you use to access our website (e.g. computer, mobile phone, tablet), to help the website run. Cookies are set separately in each different browser and device you view our website on. Each cookie expires after a certain period of time depending on what we use it for.

When you visit the website for the first time in a particular browser, you will see a message asking you to consent to the use of all cookies or to manage your cookie settings. If you haven't saved your preferences already, you will see the cookie options below on this page. If you clear cookies for this website in your browser, you will see the consent message and options again.

Manage your cookie settings

Essential cookies

There are some cookies that are essential to the functioning of the website and which can't be turned off when you set your other cookie preferences. They do not collect personally identifiable information about users. However, you can clear all or individual cookies saved for the British Softball website via your web browser settings. To do this, please refer to your browser's configuration information since the steps for doing so may vary between browsers. Your browser's Developer Tools will likely also allow you to view what cookies a web page is using. 

Please note that if you clear cookies for the website, it might adversely impact your ability to use our web services effectively.  Enabling cookies ensures a smoother experience when you use our site.

Example cookies names: cookies related to the site's content management system will generally begin with 'exp_'; a cookie called 'cookies_preferences_submit' is used to remember that a visitor has submitted their cookie consent.

More examples of cookies

Besides essential cookies, the site may use functionality cookies that improve user experience or allow user actions like logging into your account to manage you team or league, complete surveys and forms or post comments on an article.

Performance cookies are used to collect information about how visitors arrive at and use our websites, what pages are popular and detect any problems with our website. They help us improve and refine our services and features.  These cookies generally collect information in an anonymous form and store it securely. For example, we use Google Analytics which uses cookies to collect this information (example cookie names: _ga).

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Targeting cookies may be placed by ourselves or third parties such as if we were to use third-party advertising networks. They use information about your website visits to develop a profile of your interests so as to deliver more relevant advertising to you across multiple websites. This may also enable the British Softball Federation's own advertising campaigns to better reach audiences on other platforms that will be interested to hear from us.

The above cookie types can be managed when you first set your cookie preferences.

Other third party cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode.  By using cookies, Google/YouTube may collect information about visitors to our pages that contain embedded videos (e.g. to see what numbers of people are viewing our videos).  These cookies do not identify you personally unless you are logged into your Google/YouTube account.  Additionally, privacy-enhanced mode means that YouTube won’t store any information about visitors on our web pages unless they interact with the video, e.g. play it. (Example cookie names: SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, __utma, __utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE).

We may embed Google Maps on some web pages.  Google sets a number of cookies on these pages to measure the number and behaviour of Google users and to store your preferences such as zoom level. (Example cookie names: N_T, PP_TOS_ACK, SNID, GAPS, NID, PREF, S, SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID). However, where possible, we will embed maps by loading them from Google's latest API that does not set or share cookies (loaded from

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