You should be aware that when you access or use our content, products and services, we may collect information from your devices through the use of 'cookies' and similar technologies. Cookies perform various different functions, and often to improve your user experience. The purpose of this policy is to give you a clearer understanding of:
What are cookies and similar technologies?
Cookies are text files containing a small amount of information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Your browser makes cookies available each time you visit our websites. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes those cookies.
Web beacons are small graphic images (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) typically used to demonstrate a webpage was accessed or that certain content was viewed. Flash cookies are locally stored browser plug-ins used to add interactive and multimedia content into websites.
In this notice, the terms “cookies” or “similar technologies” are used interchangeably to refer to all technologies that we may use to store data in your browser or device or that facilitate collection of personal information.
Cookies are used by our websites to improve your online experience and to ensure that relevant content and functions are delivered and used more effectively.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies to perform various functions across our sites.
Session cookies are downloaded to your device temporarily for the period that you browse a particular website; these cookies might allow you to navigate between pages more efficiently or enable websites to remember the preferences you select. Persistent cookies can be used to help websites remember you as a returning visitor or ensure the online adverts you receive are more relevant to your interests.
When you visit our websites, Cookies will be placed on your device in two ways. Cookies placed by tombola, as the site operator, are called "first party" Cookies. Cookies may also be placed on your device by a party other than tombola. Such cookies are known as "third party” cookies. Examples of the uses of third party cookies include collecting information about browsing habits and providing tailored content to you.
While there are many different uses for first and third party cookies, the cookies used by us all fall into one of the following four main categories of cookies:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Functionality Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Third Party Marketing / Targeting Cookies
Set out below is more information on these categories of cookies, including their purpose and whether these cookies collect personal data:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to navigate our websites and to use the features you have requested during the course of your playing experience. They are used to provide content to you, as a user, and to provide products and services that you have requested.
Such cookies are essential to help your device download or stream information so that you can navigate around our websites, use its features and allow you to return to pages you have previously visited.
Here are some examples of strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies do not remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit.
Yes, some of these cookies do collect your personal data in order to function. They may collect the following types of personal data:
These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our websites and allow us to remember the choices you make and to enable us to provide improved features. They also enhance the functionality of our websites by storing your preferences. Functional cookies record information about choices you've made (such as language preference) and allow us to provide more personal features.
Here are some examples of the uses of functionality cookies:
Some of these cookies do collect your personal data, to enable us to provide the services as outlined above.
These cookies are used to collect information on website usage. Such cookies are used to provide aggregated statistics on visitors to our websites. These statistics are used for internal purposes to help us to test and improve the performance of our websites, providing a better user experience.
Here are some examples of the uses of performance cookies:
Additionally, we use a number of tools to assess cookie information at an aggregate level to carry out analytical functions on our site.
While these cookies do not identify you personally while you are not logged in, they will collect your browser information and anonymised data, for the purposes outlined above.
In certain cases, some of these cookies are managed by third parties such as Google Analytics. These third parties are not capable of using these cookies for any purpose other than those outlined above and they are unable to identify you with these cookies.
Third Party Marketing / Targeting Cookies
These cookies are used to deliver tombola group advertisements relevant to you, based upon your interests.
They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the products you have selected. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose and to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
Targeting cookies are also used to:
These cookies are placed by third party advertising networks with our permission.
Third party cookies are valid for varying periods. Some cookies expire up to 13 months after they are last updated. Click here to see how you can change your consent settings to the use of these cookies.
You can amend your browser settings to block some or all cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your preferred web browser. For your ease of reference we have provided the links below which provide instructions on how to remove and delete cookies for some of the more common web browsers. Please be aware that if you block cookies from the websites, some or all the website's functions may not perform as intended:
Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to block cookies using their mobile browser. For more information about online behavioural advertising cookies and opt-out controls, please go to http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.
How can you manage your cookie preferences?
You can review your privacy preferences by accessing the Cookie Management link at the bottom of the homepage.
Using Adblocker Technologies?
If you are using adblocker technologies, please note that certain adblockers can block our ability to prompt you to manage your cookie settings or to benefit from the rich user experience we provide. If you wish to enable your experience further, please turn off your adblocking technology and review your cookies settings via our cookie notice.
Version 2.0. Published on 02/10/2023