At Six Nations Rugby, your privacy is of utmost importance to us. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use, and how you can manage your cookie preferences when interacting with our site. Please read this policy in conjunction with our Privacy Policy, which sets out additional details on how we use personal data.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for various reasons. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; others enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third-party networks. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or notify you when they are being sent; however, you may not be able to use all the features of our site as intended if you choose to reject cookies.

Types of Cookies We Use

  1. Session Cookies: These cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser. We use session cookies to keep track of your activity during a session.

  2. Persistent Cookies: These cookies remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. We use these cookies where we need to identify you over a longer period of time.

  3. Third-Party Cookies: These are cookies set by a third party site or functionality. We use third-party cookies for analyzing traffic and advertising and marketing purposes.

Managing Your Cookie Preferences

You have the option to either accept or decline the use of cookies on our website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Changes to This Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at [email protected]

By using our website, you consent to our use of cookies as described in this Cookie Policy.

Last updated: 18th Dec 2023






Description: A session cookie, also referred to as an in-memory or transient cookie, is a type of digital tool used in web computing. It is designed to manage a user's interaction with a website within a single session, which starts when a user opens the webpage and ends when the browser is closed. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are not permanently stored on the user's device. They temporarily track and remember a user's actions and preferences, thereby enhancing the browsing experience and website functionality. Despite their temporary life span, session cookies play a crucial role in maintaining user privacy and data integrity during a web session.

Lifespan: Session


Description:This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.

Lifespan: 1 year


Description: A __Secure-next-auth.callback-url cookie is an important component in web security and user authentication. This specific type of cookie is used in the context of Next.js applications to securely handle the redirection of users after they have been authenticated. It stores the URL that the user should be redirected to after the authentication process is completed. By prefixing the cookie name with "__Secure-", it ensures that the cookie is only sent over secure (HTTPS) connections, providing an extra layer of protection against potential security breaches.

Lifespan: Session


Description: A NEXT_LOCALE cookie is a unique and vital digital tool often used in Next.js applications. Its primary role is to remember the language preference of a user during their browsing session. By doing so, it ensures that the user experiences the website in their selected language, creating a personalized and more convenient browsing experience. It's a critical tool for multilingual websites, enhancing user satisfaction and accessibility across diverse linguistic backgrounds.

Lifespan: 1 year


Description: he __Host-next-auth.csrf-token cookie is a crucial aspect of web security, primarily designed to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. This cookie is used in conjunction with user sessions on websites that employ the Next.js authentication library. It generates a unique and random value for every session, which is then required to be sent back in a subsequent client request. By verifying this token, the server can ensure that the request is legitimate and not being manipulated by a malicious third party. This cookie is typically tied to a specific host, ensuring that it cannot be sent from another domain. The cookie's secure and host-only flags further fortify its security, ensuring it is only transmitted over secure connections and can only be accessed by the server.

Lifespan: Session


Description:This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.

Lifespan: 1 year

Performance Cookies






Description: The _ga_xxxxxxxxxx cookie is a type of cookie associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. The _ga_xxxxxxxxxx cookie is a crucial component of Google's efforts to collect data that aids in understanding how users interact with websites. It is typically updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Its primary purpose is to help website owners measure visitor interactions, track site usage, and provide personalized experiences to enhance user engagement.

Lifespan: 1 year


Description:This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

Lifespan: 2 years