Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

This website/app is operated by Premier Lotteries Ireland DAC (“we”, “us” or “our”). This page, together with our Data Privacy Statement, details our use of cookies on this website/app. We may update this policy from time to time by updating this page.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to improve your experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

To review your cookie acceptance, please click the link below.

Cookie Settings

 

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer, or mobile device, by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve, or read, the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will usually contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site/app name and some digits and numbers. Cookies can either be session (which are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed) or persistent (which are saved on your computer for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed and are used to manage return visits).

We use the following types of cookies:

Necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

They are also used by our Player Protection team to assist in our obligation to prevent problem gaming in line with our Licence and Participants’ Code of Practice, which is approved by our statutory regulator, the Regulator of the National Lottery.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.

Functional cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.

These cookies are required in order to use the Webchat or HR Manager functions of our website. No information is gathered or stored unless you interact with these features.

Targeting cookies

These cookies allow us to monitor traffic sources so we can identify where and how users enter our site. They help us to know which advertising attracts certain visitors and see how visitors move around the site.

Targeting Cookies are used by our Player Protection team to assist in our obligation to prevent problem gaming in line with our Licence and Participants’ Code of Practice, which is approved by our statutory regulator, the Regulator of the National Lottery.

Because Targeting Cookies also track the effect of our advertising, you can disable them at any time (we keep our default settings under regular review to reflect emerging law and guidance in this area). If you choose to disable these cookies, we will still use Necessary Cookies as outlined above.

Third Party cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.

They do not directly store personal data, but (are based on uniquely identifying) act to uniquely identify your browser and internet device. We do not use these cookies for compliance purposes so they are inactive by default and you can activate them at any time. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Cookies we use

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the drop-down menu below:

Name

Cookie

Purpose

Retention Period and Additional Information

Necessary

Lottery.ie:
Session ID

SID

Used to measure information related to a user's browsing session on our website.

Session

Lottery.ie:
Session Timer

TIMESTAMP

Used to track the length of time that a user spends logged in to our website.

Session (logged in only)

Lottery.ie:
Wallet Balance

LIWB

Used to display a logged in user's wallet balance.

Session (logged in only)

Lottery.ie:
Site Language

defaultLang

Used by the application to determine which language the website will be delivered in to a user, be it English or Irish.

Session

Lottery.ie:
Login

EV_LI

Set after a user has successfully logged in. Used to let the application know to surface logged in content to a user.

Session (logged in only)

Lottery.ie:
Session Authentication

BT
PLAYER_REF_COOKIE

Used to authenticate a user's session when logged in.

Session (logged in only)

Lottery.ie:
Responsible Play

EXCLUDED_GAMES IWG_LOCKED

Set after a user has successfully logged in and used to tell the application to hide games to a user if they have chosen to exclude themselves.

Session (logged in only)

Lottery.ie:
Cookie Consent

OptanonConsent,
OptanonAlertBoxClosed,
cookieconsent_dismissed

This cookie is used to record whether the visitor has been presented with the notice related to our Cookie Policy. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category.

1 year

Cloudflare

__cfduid

Used by the content network, Cloud flare, to identify trusted web traffic.

1 year

Pingdom

__cfduid

Used to monitor a website's availability and performance.

1 year

Google Analytics

_ga,
_gat,
_gid,
collect_utma,
_utmb,
_utmc,
_utmz

These cookies are used to collect and analyse information about how visitors use our website/app. They are also used by our Player Protection team to assist in our social responsibility obligations and to prevent problem gaming in line with our Licence and Participants’ Code of Practice, which is approved by our statutory regulator, the Regulator of the National Lottery. The service also collects anonymous information such as the number of visitors to our website/app, where visitors have come from, and pages visited on our website/app. The information collected will also be processed by Google.

2 years

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google


To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

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Adobe Analytics /
Adobe Target

s_cc
mbox
gpv
s_dfa
AMCV_EBE940175A95520F0A495EC8%40AdobeOrg
AMCVS_xxxxxAdobeOrg
demdex

These cookies are used to collect and analyse information about how visitors use our website/app. They are also used by our Player Protection team to assist in our social responsibility obligations and to prevent problem gaming in line with our Licence and Participants’ Code of Practice, which is approved by our statutory regulator, the Regulator of the National Lottery. These cookies send data to the Adobe Marketing Cloud about the visitor's device and behaviour and keep track of a visitor's identity. They are used to track the visitor across devices and marketing channels and support in the delivery of A/B testing and personalisation.

Functional

Webchat /
Comapi

dnky.co,
cdn.dnky.co

Third party cookies used to deliver web chat functionality to the National Lottery website.

1 year

HR Manager

HRMTS.Session.Candidate,
_hrmts_locationString

Cookies used in the delivery of Candidate HR functionality in the careers section.

1 year

Targeting

Bing

MUID,
MUIDB

Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the user’s preferences.

1 year

DoubleClick

IDE
id

We use DoubleClick (a Google product) to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. DoubleClick surfaces cookies from third party advertisers, such as BidSwitch and Rubicon for example.

If you wish to disable DoubleClick cookies on your browser please visit this website - https://adssettings.google.com

Third Party

Facebook

_fbp,
datr,
fr,
lu

Allows advertisers to measure the effectiveness of advertising by understanding the actions people take on a website. Advertisers can use pixel data to make sure ads are being shown to the right people, build advertising audiences and unlock additional Facebook advertising tools.

Session / 2 Years
If you wish to disable Facebook cookies on your browser, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

YouTube

LOGIN_INFO,
PREF,
APISID,
GPS,
SSID,
YSC,
SAPISID

Registers a unique ID on the mobile device to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location

2 years
Registers a unique ID on the mobile device to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location

Twitter

auth_token,
twll,
secure_session,
guest_id,
_utma,
remember_checked,
remember_checked_on

Twitter collects data that is primarily used for tracking and targeting purposes. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.

2 years

Google

SID,
SAPISID,
HSID

Google tracks users both through various websites and its own products and services. It uses this data to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space. For information visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies 

2 years

 

Managing cookies

Remember that you may, at any time, delete or configure cookies by configuring your internet browser. Please visit the dedicated help sections of your browser for information on cookie settings:

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site or may experience reduced functionality of our site.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie and www.youronlinechoice.eu.

If you have any questions about the use of cookies on our website please contact: support@lottery.ie.  Our registered address is Premier Lotteries Ireland DAC, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland