FIBA Cookie Policy

The FIBA website and apps (“FIBA Digital platforms”) are operated by The Fédération Internationale de Basketball, Route Suisse, 5, PO Box 29, 1295 Mies, Switzerland (“FIBA”).

When you visit FIBA digital platforms, information relating to the pages you look at may be saved in so-called cookies that are stored on the device that is being used to access the FIBA digital platforms, or using similar technologies such as tracking pixels. This cookie policy explains what cookies and tracking pixels are, the cookies and tracking pixels we use, what we use them for, and how you can adjust your settings in relation to the cookies and tracking pixels we use.

This cookie policy should be read together with our FIBA Privacy Policy, which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and the relevant supervisory authorities if you have a complaint.

We may change this cookie policy from time to time and publish updated versions to the applicable FIBA digital platforms, together with notices of changes where appropriate.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts.

Why do we use cookies?

There are different types of cookies that may be saved on your device while browsing the FIBA digital platforms. The intended purpose of each is described below.

What are tracking pixels?

In addition to the different cookies described below, the FIBA digital platforms may use so-called tracking pixels to monitor the effectiveness of various elements of the FIBA digital platforms (including advertising elements). Tracking pixels are very small 1x1 pixel images integrated into the code of the FIBA digital platforms.

When you visit FIBA digital platforms, tracking pixels send a limited amount of information to the pixel server. This information is used only for statistical purposes in relation to (i) the number of different users of the FIBA digital platforms; (ii) the number and type of pages visited; and (iii) the effectiveness of advertising strategies. The information collected may include, for example, match locations browsed, match dates browsed, ticket categories browsed, your browser language, your IP address and your location data (for example, country of residency).

The cookies and tracking pixels we use

For more information about the cookies and tracking pixel we use, please refer to the below list:

Important note: 

By using, you agree to be bound by the YouTube Terms of Service available here:

The API Client uses YouTube API Services.

Consent to use cookies or tracking pixels

We ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies, tracking pixels and any similar technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.

There is a notice on FIBA digital platforms that describes how we use cookies and requests your consent to place cookies on your device.

How do I manage cookies & tracking pixels?

Adjusting your settings via our Cookie Preference centre

The Cookie Preference Centre can be used to customise your cookie preferences at any time according to your needs and preferences. This tool records your consent and specifically controls the performance and targeting cookies activated when using the FIBA digital platforms.

If you wish to restrict or block the use of cookies in general, you can configure your browser to display a warning message each time a cookie is about to be stored, or you can block all cookies. You can also manually delete any cookies already sent through your browser. For information about how to do this, please refer to sections 2 and 3 below.

For ease of navigation, FIBA recommends that you accept cookies on FIBA digital platforms and do not delete them. Otherwise, some of the features of the FIBA digital platforms may not display or function properly.

Adjusting your settings on different browsers  

Cookie management varies from browser to browser. Use your browser's help menu to find out how to adjust your cookie settings, or click on the relevant link below:

3rd party cookies and how to block them

You can also block specific types of cookie without adjusting your browser settings.

Blocking audience-measuring cookies

Audience-measuring cookies have been placed on our site by Google Analytics. You can block these cookies by clicking on the deactivation link below, downloading the add-on and installing it on your browser. The add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

Google Analytics deactivation link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

Please note that the add-on will save a cookie on your device, but that cookie will be used only to prevent your browser from transmitting data to Google Analytics. For more information on deactivating Google Analytics and installing the browser add-on, click here: Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on

For more information on Google Analytics' privacy policy, click here: Safeguarding your data

Blocking social network cookies

To block cookies used by social networks (e.g. via sharing buttons), follow the instructions in the links below:

Tracking pixels and how to block them

Blocking cookies will not automatically block tracking pixels from sending information to the pixel server. You can block this by setting your browser to be as restrictive as possible with external graphics, by adjusting your firewall settings and/or by using certain browser extensions. This may, however, restrict other functions.

Changes to this Cookies Policy  

We reserve the right to amend this Data Protection Notice at any time without providing reasons. If we amend this Data Protection Notice, any changes will be immediately posted on the FIBA Website and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Data Protection Notice on your first use. We shall place an updated version on this page of the FIBA website. The FIBA website and/or the FIBA Apps may also provide notices of changes to this Data Protection Notice or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices.


Should you have any questions or comments on our Data Protection Notice, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Jurisdiction & application law

In the event that the provisions of this Data Protection Notice conflict with the provisions of third-party similar documents, the provisions of this Data Protection Notice shall prevail.

This Data Protection Notice and all matters arising out of or related to this Data Protection Notice shall be governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, without regard to conflicts of laws and principles thereof.

Any controversy, claim or dispute between you and FIBA arising out of or relating to this Data Protection Notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent Court of Arbitration of Sports of the City of Lausanne, and each party hereby irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction and venue of such Court.