Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
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.
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 or 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 are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
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.
Anonymous cookies used to randomly serve variants of content and to maintain a visitor’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.
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. 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
How can I control cookies?
Web browser cookies
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.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why:
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.
|Click here for an overview of privacy at Google|
These cookies are used to collect and analyse information about how visitors use our website/app. They send data to the marketing platform Hubspot 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.
|Click here for an overview of the cookies that Hubspot uses|
The utag_main cookie is a cookie set by Tealium to enable us to use their tag management solution.
Third party cookies used to deliver web chat functionality to the National Lottery website.
Used to deliver experimental site content to users in order to test their effectiveness and therefore improve user experience.
|Session ID||SID||Used to measure information related to a user's browsing session on our website.||Session|
|Session Timer||TIMESTAMP||Used to track the length of time that a user spends logged in to our website.||Session (logged in only)|
|Wallet Balance||LIWB||Used to display a logged in user's wallet balance.||Session (logged in only)|
|Session Authentication||BT||Used to authenticate a user's session when logged in.||Session (logged in only)|
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.
If you wish to disable Facebook cookies on your browser, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
|Third Party Cookies||
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.