This Cookie Policy describes how World Rock Paper Scissors Association of 100 Metcalfe Street, Suite 200 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1P 5M1, (“WRPSA”, “we” or “us”) uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and store information when you visit WRPSA’s websites at and

For more information about our privacy practices and to learn about your privacy rights, please see our privacy policy and GDPR Compliance Statement, which are incorporated into this Cookie Policy.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data set that is stored on your terminal device and contains data such as personal page settings and login information. This record is generated and sent to you by the web server to which you have connected via your web browser.

Below are the most common types of cookies explained for your understanding:

Session cookies: while you are active on a website, a session cookie is temporarily stored in your computer’s memory, which stores a session identifier, for example, to prevent you from having to log in again each time you change pages. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or lose their validity once their session has automatically expired.

Permanent or protocol cookies: A permanent or protocol cookie stores a file on your computer for the period of time specified in the expiration date. These cookies allow the website to remember your information and settings the next time you visit. This results in faster and more convenient access, as you do not have to set your language preferences for our portal again, for example. When the expiration date passes, the cookie is automatically deleted when you visit the website that generated it.

Third-party cookies: Third-party cookies come from providers other than the website operator. For example, they may be used to collect information for advertising, custom content, and web statistics.

Why are cookies useful?

Cookies serve many different purposes, for example, they enable you to navigate our website efficiently, they save your preferred settings and generally improve your visiting experience.

The cookies we use on our websites can be divided into the following categories:

Necessary cookies: these cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the websites; through them you can navigate our websites and use our functional features. An example of this is remembering recent actions (e.g., text entered) when you return to a page within the same session.

This data does not allow us to draw any direct conclusions about you. If you do not accept these cookies, this may affect the performance of the website or parts thereof.

Performance cookies: these cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with our websites by providing data about which websites or search terms bring users to our websites, how long they typically stay on our websites or how many subpages they visit on average.

We use this data to improve the content of the websites and to compile statistics for internal market analysis purposes on individual use of the websites. This data does not allow any direct conclusions to be drawn about your person.

Functional cookies: these cookies allow our websites to remember the choices you make (for example, your username, language, or the region you live in) to provide you with a more personalized online experience. They may also allow users to watch videos and interact with social tools.

Targeting/advertising cookies: These cookies are used to provide content that is more relevant to you and your interests (direct marketing). They can be used to provide targeted advertising or to limit the frequency with which an advertisement is shown to you. They also help us measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on WRPSA and non-WRPSA websites. In addition, we may use these cookies to store which websites you have visited.

Cookies used on our websites

The following cookies are used on WRPSA’s websites:

Cookie Type Description Lifetime
test_cookie Advertisement The test_cookie is set by and is used to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies. 15 minutes
IDE Advertisement Google DoubleClick IDE cookies are used to store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads and according to the user profile. 1 year 24 days
tk_or Analytics The tk_or is a referral cookie set by the JetPack plugin on sites using WooCommerce, which analyzes referrer behaviour for Jetpack. 5 years
tk_r3d Analytics JetPack installs this cookie to collect internal metrics for user activity and in turn improve user experience. 3 days
tk_lr Analytics The tk_lr is a referral cookie set by the JetPack plugin on sites using WooCommerce, which analyzes referrer behaviour for Jetpack. 1 year
_ga Analytics The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors. 2 years
_gid Analytics Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. 1 day
__gads Analytics The __gads cookie, set by Google, is stored under DoubleClick domain and tracks the number of times users see an advert, measures the success of the campaign and calculates its revenue. This cookie can only be read from the domain they are set on and will not track any data while browsing through other sites. 1 year 24 days
_gat_gtag_UA_39553712_1 Analytics Set by Google to distinguish users. 1 minute
_gat_gtag_UA_135106263_11 Analytics Set by Google to distinguish users. 1 minute


If you have any questions or complaints regarding WRPSA’s compliance with this privacy policy, or if you have any recommendations or comments regarding improvements to our privacy practices, please let us know in writing using our Contact Form.


WRPSA reserves the right to change this Cookie Policy at any time in compliance with legal requirements. This may be the case, for example, to comply with new legal requirements or to take into account new cookies and services on our websites. We therefore recommend that you inform yourself about our current data protection practices at regular intervals on the respective websites.