This Cookie Policy applies in addition to our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy informs you on how we collect, share and process your personal data. This Cookie Policy applies to the use of cookies when you are visiting our website (the “Website”) or using our FIDE Online Arena (the “Platform”) by different means (e.g. by using applications). Our Cookie Policy is a part of our Privacy Policy (available here) and includes the following information:

  1. What are cookies;
  2. Use of cookies by World Chess;
  3. What type of cookies we use;
  4. Third party cookies;
  5. How to control cookies;
  6. More information;
  7. Amendments to this Cookie Policy;
  8. Contact details.

For the purposes of this Cookie Policy, the term “cookies” will cover both – the cookies and methods similar to cookies in browsers (such as pixels, beacons, tags and others).

1. What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are widely used to ensure functionality of websites, to make websites more efficient, as well as to provide useful information to website owners, such as the number of visits to websites.

The use of cookies and has become standard practice on most websites and applications. However, if you do not want to use the features provided by the cookies, you can manage and control them without consenting to the use of certain cookies or by using your browser to not accept or delete them from your browser history.

You can find more information about cookies, as well as how they can be managed or deleted, at

2. Use of cookies by World Chess

Our Website and Platform uses cookies managed by us (first-party cookies) as well as third party cookies. Cookies are stored on your device based on your consent unless the use of respective cookie is necessary for the provision of our services.

Mostly, the cookies are used to ascertain whether you have consented to the use of certain cookies, to identify registered user, to ensure security of the Platform, ensure fair provision of services (e.g. to detect and prevent cheating), to analyze visitors’ use of Platform and Website, to improve, as well as to ensure general functionality of the Platform and Website.

If you are a registered user of the Platform, certain information acquired from the cookies may be linked to your account and combined with other information we hold about you. Otherwise, information acquired from cookies are not used to identify unregistered visitors of our Website and Platform.