Cookie Policy


World Curling Federation websites are predominantly populated with editorial content, specific documentation for users to access easily, the storage of images and registration forms for various services.  


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies the World Curling Federation uses and why:


AWSELB World Curling Federation websites use a “load balancer” to direct web page requests to multiple servers. This cookie ensures that a visitor always gets directed to the same server, which ensures correct website behaviour.
_ga, _gat, _gid These cookies are set and used by Google Analytics (as described above).
wfvt_, wordfence_verifiedHuman World Curling Federation websites use “Wordfence”, a security plugin. These cookies help it distinguish between malicious visitors to the website and genuine people.
_cfduid World Curling Federation website use “Cloudflare”, a performance and security system. This cookie helps it determine trusted visitors to the website.
PHPSESSID Users of the application management system may see this cookie, it is used to allow a user to log in and stay logged in for a period of time. It is essential for the function of the application management system.


Please note the World Curling Federation only uses cookies to optimise user experience and it does not use cookies to attempt to identify you for the purposes of processing your data in any way.

Web browsers should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies.

Google Analytics

When someone visits a World Curling Federation website the Federation uses a third-party service, Google Analytics, to review trends, collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. The Federation does this to find out information such as the number of visitors to a certain page of the website.

This information is processed in a way which does not identify you as a user and the Federation does not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting its websites.

Cookie control via your web browser can be used to prevent this.


Any e-mail you send to the World Curling Federation via its websites is stored securely by the e-mail provider, GSuite

Sharing data

Under no circumstances will personal identifiable information be sold or past to third parties without your permission.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).  Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

The World Curling Federation only uses trusted sponsors and affiliates who have a high standard of user privacy and security; however, it is important to note the Federation takes no responsibility for their privacy policies.

Distribution lists

Users can sign up to various distribution links via third party Mailchimp. The World Curling Federation only uses personal identifiable information that is voluntary provided and this information is handled confidentially and only used for legitimate purposes. Users can opt-out at any time.

What rights have you over your data

For users who register on World Curling Federation websites, the personal information provided in their user profile is stored. Users have full access to information held about them. Users can opt-out or ask to see what information is being held about them at any time. Also, users can ask for out-of-date or inaccurate information to be updated or for all information being held to be deleted.

Additional information

If you need more information the World Curling Federation privacy policy can be found here. Otherwise, contact the Federation’s headquarters.