Our cookie policy

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task

  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested

  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them

Learn how to remove cookies set on your device.

First party cookies - These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies - These are cookies found in other companies' internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

https://lottery.worldwidecancerresearch.org uses third party cookies in a few places - we've listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

We will endeavour to let you know before we store a cookie on your computer.

Cookies set by https://lottery.worldwidecancerresearch.org

Name Purpose Typical content Expires
laravel_session This is a 'Session cookie' which is used to temporarily store the information which you enter when purchasing a lottery ticket from this site.  This temporary cookie stores your personal information such as your name, email, age and address. 1 hour
OptanonConsent, OptanonAlertBoxClosed This cookie is used to alert users about the use of cookies on our website. IP Address, user agent, and the referring URL. This information is provided to us and every other web site that you visit on the Internet by your web browser. 1 year


Third party cookies

We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites' on its behalf. lottery.worldwidecancerresearch.org does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Provider Name Purpose More info
Google Analytics _ga
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use this site. The information is used to compile reports and to help improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Privacy policy
Facebook fr
These cookies are used for Facebook Advertising. To enable us to serve adverts on Facebook based on past visits to our website, using non-personally identifiable information. Facebook Cookie Policy


How to change your cookie settings

Knowing how our site is being used means we can enhance users' experience in the future. Our cookies do not store financial information or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address).

If you prefer not to let us use cookie data in this way, you have two options:

  • You can adjust the settings on your internet browser to prevent cookies being downloaded. How this is done varies according to which browser you are using and we recommend you refer to the appropriate online help guides.
  • You can also opt out of performance and targeting cookies on our website. You can do this by clicking on the Cookies Settings button on the bottom left of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.