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Privacy, Data Retention & Cookie Policy


Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your computer or device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are used to "remember" you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a "session cookie") or for multiple repeat visits (using a "persistent cookie").

They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting ("first party cookies"), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website ("third party cookies").

Cookies used on Running Calendar

Running Calendar sets first party cookies on the following domains:


Cookies that Running Calendar sets are:

  • cookiePolicy: signifying your acceptance of the cookie policy (within Europe) or to prevent the cookie notice being shown (outside Europe); this is stored for up to a year
  • session: contains information about whether or not you are logged into the website; this cookie only persists until you exit your browser
  • PHPSESSID: used temporarily when logging in with a social login; destroyed directly after logging in
  • socialLogin: remembers which social login you used last time to log in with, so it appears at the top; stored for up to a year

Third party cookies set are:

  • _ga, _gid, _gat, _gat_combinedTracker by Google Analytics for statistical purposes

Additional third party cookies are set by Google and associated publishers when we display Google Adsense on the Running Calendar websites. Google Adsense is generally only used when there is spare inventory in our ad schedule. Find out more about Google Adsense Cookies here.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to measure and report on visits to our websites. Google Analytics transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. It does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

We do not use Google Analytics Remarketing.

Social Logins

You can log into this website using a social login (Facebook, Googe, Twitter, Microsoft & Yahoo). We only require the basic information provided by these websites, along with your email address. We do not request the ability to post to your profile, receive your friends list or any other details.

The only information we store from your social login is your email address, name, country, and their internal identification number for you.

We will only email you if you have set up notifcations in your preferences.

Data collection

Your account
If you create an account, the only personal information collected is your first name, last name, email address and country. The country is initially calculated using MaxMind's IP address to country code database and you can then change it manually after account creation.

Webserver logs
Our web server and content delivery network logs all requests to the website and associated files, logging your IP address, the file requested, web browser version and referring page.

Enquiries etc
When you complete the contact forms on this website to add en event, send an avertising enquiry, etc the details you supply on the form, along with your IP address and web browser version are sent via email to us. We log the IP address and web browser version to allow us to debug issues with the website that may affect your location or browser.


This website sometimes uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit it.

These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by these companies click here.