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:
Strictly Necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website and online service to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only 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.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
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 HR Manager function of our website. No information is gathered or stored unless you interact with these features.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance..
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.
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 act to uniquely identify your browser and internet device. 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: