Cookie Policy

This website/app is operated by Premier Lotteries Ireland DAC (ā€œPLIā€). This page, with our Data Privacy Statement details our use of cookies on this website/app.

This website/app uses cookies as described in this Cookies Policy. By using this website/app you indicate that you accept this Cookies Policy and our Privacy Statement. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.

Most websites use cookies in order to improve the visitor experience by enabling that website to ā€˜rememberā€™ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ā€˜session cookieā€™) or for repeat visits (using a ā€˜persistent cookieā€™).

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (ā€˜first party cookiesā€™) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (ā€˜third party cookiesā€™).

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 websiteā€™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.

First party cookies

First party cookies are set by the website/app you are visiting.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website/app you are visiting. For example, the website/app might use a third party analytics or advertising company who will set a cookie to perform this service. The website/app you are visiting may also contain content embedded from services such as YouTube orĀ Hubspot for example, and these services may set their own cookies.

A website/app may use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website/app, these may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites and apps.

Session cookies

Session cookies are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the userā€™s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period and is not deleted when the browser is closed. We use persistent cookies when we need to manage return visits. For example, we use this type of cookie to know how many repeat visits the site/app receives compared with new visits.

Testing Cookies

Anonymous cookies used to randomly serve variants of content and to maintain a visitorā€™s view of that content. It may also be used to record a variant's performance in achieving goals such as helping visitors to register.

Advertising Cookies

These are anonymous identifiers used to serve ads of third parties. These cookies allow us to advertise and communicate more relevant messaging on third party websites. 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.Ā 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

Managing cookies

How can I control cookies?

Web browser cookies

Some people find the idea of a website/app storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly if this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. Although this is generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising targeted to your interests. It is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some of the functionality of the website/app by doing so. If you donā€™t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser settings so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block the web browser cookies set on your device, you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser explains how to change these settings.

Visitors to our website/app

When someone visits www.lottery.ie or lottery.ie sub-domains, we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to ascertain information such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site/app. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website/app.

We use information gathered from cookies to help improve your user experience on our website/app, for security and to personalise content and advertising. For example, they help us to identify and customise the experience for you, or to determine the most relevant products to show you when you're browsing.

Use of cookies by PLI

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Google
Analytics

_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz

These cookies are used to collect and analyse information about how visitors use our website/app. The service 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 used by Google.

Adobe
Marketing
Cloud

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. They sendĀ 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 trackĀ the visitor across devices and marketing channels and support in the delivery of A/B testing and personalisation.

Comapi

ARRAffinity
__cfduid

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

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Session ID

SID

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

Session

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

Cloudflare

__cfduid

Used to prevent malicious visitors and to minimize blocking legitimate users.

The _cfduid does not allow for cross-site tracking. It also does not allow for Cloudflare to follow users from site to site by merging various _cfduid identifiers into a profile.

Session Timer

TIMESTAMP

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

Session (logged in only)

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)

Wallet Balance

LIWB

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

Session (logged in only)

Session Authentication

BT
PLAYER_REF_COOKIE

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

Session (logged in only)

Responsible Play

EXCLUDED_GAMES
IWGS_LOCKED

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

Session (logged in only)

Cookie Consent

OptanonConsent

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

Facebook

Facebook Pixel

The Facebook pixel is an analytics tool that 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/.

Third Party Cookies

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Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website/app you are visiting. We use these cookies to allow us to advertise and communicate more relevant messaging on third party websites. 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.

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.youronlinechoices.eu.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you have questions or concerns about our Cookies Policy, please contact us at: info@lottery.ie. Our registered address is Premier Lotteries Ireland DAC, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Glossary of technical terms used

Cookies: Small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a web site/app. Cookies can be read by the website/app on your subsequent visits so that you can access information in a faster and more efficient way. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website/app can "remember" you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have separately furnished such information to the website/app.

IP address: The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company's computer), expressed in "internet protocol" code (for example 192.168.72.34). Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.

Personal data: means information about you which can identify you and which is within the possession of PLI (e.g. your name and address)

Web browser: The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari.