Volleyball World


The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (“FIVB”), Château Les Tourelles, Edouard-Sandoz 2-4, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland and VW Volleyball World SA, with registered office in Lausanne, Switzerland, and registered with the commercial register of the canton of Vaud under no. CHE-334.506.517, (“Volleyballworld”) (FIVB and Volleyballworld are hereinafter jointly referred to: “we” or “us”) are the joint responsible authorities and joint data controllers (in the meaning of sec. 4 para. 7, 26 GDPR) of the data processed and collected from our stakeholders, mainly via www.FIVB.org, www.FIVB.com and the Volleyballworld-websites www.welcome.volleyballworld.tv, www.volleyball.world (hereinafter the "Websites") as well as applications (apps) and further digital and analogue services conducted by FIVB and/or Volleyballworld at the current stage and in the future (hereinafter jointly “Platforms”). Volleyballworld is a majority owned affiliate of FIVB and together with FIVB has access to the personal data collected by FIVB and vice versa.

When you visit our Websites and Platforms, we store data collectors such as cookies, tags, pixels, tag containers, beacons, among others, in your browser to obtain certain information about your current browsing session. These technologies are generally referred to as “Cookies” collectively by other websites. Cookies are placed on your device by us (“first party cookies”) or by third parties providing certain services to us such as analytics and advertising (“third party cookies”). Cookies also enable our website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period, so you do not have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. We use Cookies for different purposes, which also mean they have different legal bases.

This Cookie Policy (the "Cookie Policy") describes the different types of Cookies that are used in connection with your use of the Websites and Platforms.


We use different types of Cookies, including:

a) “NECESSARY” – site functionality and business operation.

We use “Necessary Cookies” to operate our site. This includes storing a unique identifier to manage and identify you as a unique visitor to our site, to provide a consistent and accurate service to you, e.g. to remember your language preferences. These Cookies are stored for the duration of your browsing session. Without these Cookies, you will not be able to view our site properly. The legal basis for this kind of Cookies is the performance of the legal relationship with you and our legitimate Interest.

b) “STATISTICAL/FUNCTIONAL” – website improvement and performance

We use “Statistical/functional Cookies” to continuously improve our website performance. This includes using the data we collected from you to do the following:

  • Web analytics — Based on your browsing behaviour, we will analyse the data to improve the functionality and design of our site.
  • Ad response rates — Based on how you come to our site, we will measure our ad response rates by analysing our ad click-through rates to improve the effectiveness of advertising purchased on a site external to ours.
  • Affiliate tracking — We need to let our affiliate marketing partners, or service providers have certain information if you came to our site, and purchased products, through a visit to theirs. This is required as we may need to provide them a fee for such services. For this purpose, we will share information about your visit, including the products you have purchased.
  • Error management — We measure errors presented on a website, to make sure we fix bugs or any issues promptly.
  • Testing designs — We need to use A/B testing or multivariate testing, to ensure a consistent look and feel is maintained for the user of the site in the current and subsequent sessions.

The legal basis for this kind of Cookies is your consent.


We use “Marketing Cookies” provided by our advertising partners to make sure our advertising messages are shown to you at the right time and the right place. These Cookies are persistent but time-limited cookies. These Cookies contain a unique key to distinguish individual users’ browsing habits. We also use these Cookies to limit the number of times a user sees a particular ad on a website and to measure the effectiveness of a particular campaign. The identifier stored by these Cookies are provided by our partners. We cannot use the same identifier in our own systems. We also use these cookies to serve ads that are relevant to your immediate geo-location, for example to provide you with the nearest store where the product you are browsing may be available. The legal basis for this kind of Cookies is your consent.

The data collected by the use of Cookies based on your consent may be shared with our sponsors and partners; Advertising Agency Partners; Social Media Platforms; Data Analytics Solution Providers; Targeted Marketing Service Providers; see also our Data Protection Information [https://en.volleyballworld.com/privacy-policy] under 9.

The details of the Cookies for each category are also available in the Cookie banner on the respective Website or Platform.


Cookies may be kept stored on your browser or computer hard drive for as long as you keep such browser active, for session cookies, or for a longer period, for persistent cookies(for more information see the Cookie list available on each Digital Platform).


Cookies are placed on your device by us (“first party cookies”) or by third parties providing certain services to us such as analytics and advertising (“third party cookies”) (for more information see the Cookie list available on the respective Website or Platform).

Any data collected by these third-party cookies will be managed and controlled by these third-party providers according to their privacy policy. We do not control or have any access to these data. Please visit the websites of third-party providers to obtain further information on how they use cookies.

If you deny the use of all cookies (except the Strictly Necessary ones), neither first-party cookies nor third-party cookies will be used. There will be no differentiation between both types of Cookies.


You have the possibility to disable all the cookies (except the Strictly Necessary ones) or manage them through the cookies settings available on the Cookie banner on each Website or Platform.

Alternatively, and/or in addition, you can manage your cookie settings within your internet browser. More information is available here:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Cookies

GoogleChrome: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Adobe (flash cookies): http://www.adobe.com/privacy/policies/flash-player.html

GoogleChromeApp: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en

These websites will also help you understand more about how Cookie-based advertising works and how you can manage your Cookie Settings:



Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1

You can learn more about the laws governing the use of “Cookies” here: http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm


We reserve the right to modify this Cookie Policy, at any time. When we make changes, we will revise the "last updated" date at the bottom of the Cookie Policy and any change will be effective immediately upon posting. When we make changes to this Cookie Policy, we will adequately inform you in advance where such changes impact your rights as a user of our Websites and Platforms or where required by law, for example by posting a notice on our Websites and Platforms. However, your continued use of our Websites and Platforms following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. We encourage you to review the applicable version of this Cookie Policy whenever you use our Websites and Platforms.

This Cookie Policy was last updated on 16 April 2021.


If you have any question or doubt regarding the information included in this Cookie Policy, you may contact us through at the following address: data.privacy@volleyball.world

For information on how we process your personal data, please consult our Data Protection Information [https://en.volleyballworld.com/privacy-policy].