Personal information is not required for anyone who wishes to use the Good-Sport website. When messages are received via email, or the feedback form, any personal details supplied, such as name and email address, is only used for the purpose of sending a reply, and will never be shared with any third party.
Use of Google Technologies
The majority of the world’s websites, including the Good-Sport, utilize Google technologies. More specifically, Google Analytics is utilized as an aid in the analysis and understanding of how the website is being used, and Google AdSense (or other ads network) helps to make the website economically viable through advertising.
Whenever you visit a website your browser sends certain information, such as your IP address, which can be accessed by the resident Google technologies. Google may then use the IP address to derive your general location so that, for example, only adverts for products and services that are available in the United Kingdom, are shown to visitors from the UK. To find out how Google uses the information it receives, and how you can control the information sent to Google, please refer to the page entitled,
A Cookie may be used by Good-Sport website to store the settings required to calculate your bets, according to your betting preferences, and bookmaker’s rules. This cookie is only generated after changing settings for the first time, so it isn’t present if you have only ever used the default settings.
Each bet calculator will still work if you decide to block cookies in your browser, but you will need to update the settings every time you visit if the website’s default settings don’t match your requirements.
The Google Analytics service is being utilized to collect and analyze website traffic data, on behalf of Good-Sport. The reports generated by Google Analytics, don’t just provide the headline figures, such as how many people visit the website each day, they regularly provide statistics that directly influence decisions concerning the development of the Good-Sport website.
For example, the statistics indicate that there are no longer enough visitors using Internet Explorer 7, to justify the significant additional effort required to support this particular browser, so the latest version of Good-Sport only supports newer versions. Conversely, the reports suggest that the Old Bet Calculators still have a dedicated following, and will, therefore, continue to be supported indefinitely.
The Good-Sport is an affiliate of some bookmakers. This partnership with some world’s leading online bookmakers helps to support the continued operation of this website as a free service.
Please refer to the section entitled
How to Manage Cookies
- Amazon Silk
- Apple Safari (iOS)
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Samsung Internet Browser
Please note that disabling cookies may have undesirable side-effects, that prevent a website from functioning correctly.
Use of Log Files
Web Server Log Files
The web server that hosts the Good-Sport automatically logs certain information about every visit to the website. This is a common feature of web hosting environments, with the data often aggregated to provide website statistics. The logged data is technical, rather than personal, and includes your IP address, the time of your visit, the page that you visited, the type of browser you are using, an indication of the success or failure of each browser request, plus details concerning the number of bytes transferred, and the time taken to process each request.
Since Google Analytics already provides a better system for analyzing website statistics, the statistics derived from log file data are seldom used, other than to monitor the incidence of failed web server requests, that can sometimes highlight potential issues that require further investigation.