Privacy and Cookies Policy

We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our site visitors.

Privacy Policy

The information that is collected when you:

  1. contact us
  2. enter a competition
  3. sign up as a race organiser
  4. leave a comment on a news story
  5. sign up for our newsletter

is used for the sole purpose of responding to your specific query. We respect your privacy and we do not sell your personal information to third parties. One exception to this is for race organisers where we work with key partners.  This is highlighted when race organisers register and you can opt out of communications easily at any stage.

Cookies Policy

When you visit our site we may need to use cookies to bring you the best possible experience. A cookie is a small text file that is saved to your computer by your web browser, and in that text file is some simple data, like your current session identifier. We never store information in a cookie which could be used to identify you personally.

You can manage cookies yourself and learn more about them here: Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them.

Cookie Types

There are two types of cookies:

  1. First-party Cookies - the cookies we set to make the site work
  2. Third-party Cookies - the cookies set by third-parties, like Google and Facebook, to track your usage of their services
First-party Cookies
Name Purpose Typical content Expires
PHPSESSID For race organisers, maintains a reference to your race details while your browser session lasts 32 character string generated by the web browser Expires on exit
remember_organiser For race organisers, remembers your log in details and pre-populates the sign in form Hashed data of username and authentication status Expires after 12 months
Third-party Cookies
Provider Google Analytics
Name GoogleAccountsLocale_session, N_T, S, GAPS, WMC, __utma, __utmb, __utmz, SNID, khcookie, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, PREF, NID, SID, __utmd, __utma, __utmb, __utmz, MPRF, PREF, SNID, SID, HSID, SSID, NID, khcookie
Purpose These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site (including Google Maps). 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.
More info Google Privacy policy

Please note that this list is manually maintained. We aim to keep this list of cookies up-to-date, but we cannot guarantee that additional third-party cookies won't exist when you visit pages in the future.