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.

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Functionality Cookies

These cookies help us personalize content and functionality for you, including remembering changes you have made to parts of the website that you can customize, or selections for services made on previous visits. If you do not allow these cookies, some portions of our website may be less friendly and easy to use, forcing you to enter content or set your preferences on each visit.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us measure how visitors use our website, which pages are popular, and what our traffic sources are. This helps us improve how our website works and make it easier for all visitors to find what they are looking for. The information is aggregated and anonymous, and cannot be used to identify you. If you do not allow these cookies, we will be unable to use your visits to our website to help make improvements.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies are usually placed by third-party advertising networks, which may use information about your website visits to develop a profile of your interests. This information may be shared with other advertisers and/or websites to deliver more relevant advertising to you across multiple websites. If you do not allow these cookies, visits to this website will not be shared with advertising partners and will not contribute to targeted advertising on other websites.

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 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.

The league management functions, including the Leagues page where fixtures, results and standings can be viewed, are hosted on a part of the Spawtz website. Those pages are designed to fit with the look of the main British Softball website but use the separate domain. Spawtz may set some cookies on its own pages in order to display the relevant leagues data and to enable users to log into their account to use team and league administration tools. 

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: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz).

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Tracking cookies may be placed by 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.

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

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).

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