Here is a brief list of the cookies we use and their purpose:
- Analytics - To store information such as the time you visited our website, whether or not you have visited the site before and sometimes the website you visited prior to our website.
- Personalisation - Tailoring the website based on how you interact with it so you are presented with more relevant and useful information.
- Social Media - These types of cookies are set by social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and recognise which visitors use social media sites when viewing content on our website. They allow users to easily share content to social networks via the use of share buttons.
- ASP Session ID - This is a temporary cookie that contains a randomly generated anonymous identifier and expires at the end of your visit to our website.
The majority of cookies will expire within 30 days although the Google Analytics cookies may remain for longer.
The following content provides more detailed information about cookies and how they are used:
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a very small piece of information that is stored on your computer or device. When you visit a website, that website will ask your computer for permission to store a cookie which often contains an anonymous unique identifier. The cookie, amongst other things, can be used to improve your experience by displaying information on the website which is considered to be most relevant to you.
On the Results Checker page we use a cookie that remembers which lottery numbers you entered so that the next time you visit our website you can check the same numbers quickly and see if you have won a prize.
What if you don't want to accept cookies?
You can choose to delete cookies from your browsing history at any time by using the options provided in your web browser. You also have the option to disable cookies altogether but it is worth noting that doing so may restrict of inhibit certain parts of our website.