Weekly Lottery cookie policy

How we use cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree (please read the information on how to control and manage cookies on your device below). Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device or computer's hard drive.

We use the following types of cookies on the NSPCC Lottery website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. [We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.]

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Strictly necessary cookies

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This cookie is a temporary cookie that stores the user session id


Analytics and Performance cookies

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Google Analytics

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Used by Google Analytics to provide the site owner with analysis of who uses the site, what they are looking for and other information. This allows the site owner to know what people are searching for. This information can be used in the future to improve the site content.

Google Analytics privacy policy




These are third party cookies (see below)

Targeting cookies

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Tracking pixel which matches users anonymously with their Facebook ID, enabling remarketing, analysis and reporting of NSPCC advertising campaigns

For details on these cookies, please view the Facebook Cookie Policy provided at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/

This is a third party cookie (see below)



We use Google Doubleclick for conversion tracking purposes, to track the performance of our own AdWords and display advertising campaigns. If you visit certain pages on our website, Google and the NSPCC will be able to tell that your visit was a result of a click on one of these ads.

You can view how Google uses cookies in advertising and you can manage the Google ads you see and opt out of Ads Personalisation through Google’s Ads Settings. You can find out more about their privacy policy and get tips and tools on privacy and safety.

This is a third party cookie (see below)


Third Party Cookies

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies and these named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services.  These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies:

We use the following third-party cookies:

  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook
  • DoubleClick

Controlling cookies generally

You can manage the use of non-Strictly Necessary cookies through our Cookie Management tool, including third party cookies. This tool enables you to provide consent for each of these categories of cookies to be set on your device or hard drive and withdraw your consent at any time.  You should also visit the privacy notices of any third parties in relation to the third parties cookies described above.  Details for these privacy policies as shown in our Cookie Policy for further information.

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser.

Please note however that if you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/.