Cookie Policy

THE POPPY LOTTERY

Cookie Policy

  1. Summary
  2. What is a Cookie?
  3. What Cookies Do We Use?
  4. First and Third-Party Cookies
  5. How do I Manage Cookies?
  6. Cookies used by The Poppy Lottery
  7. Changes
  8. Further Help Required

 

1.   Summary

Like most websites, The Poppy Lottery uses cookies. This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how The Poppy Lottery (“we,” “us” or “our”) uses them on our websites. We encourage you to read the policy in full so that you can understand what information we collect using cookies and how that information is used.

2.   What is a Cookie?

Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognised by the website that downloaded them — or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like helping us understand how our website is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

When you first visit our site, you are given the option to opt-out of cookies, but please be aware that by doing so this may negatively impact on your ability to view and use content on our website. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Further information on managing your cookies is provided in section 5.

3.   What Cookies Do We Use?

The types of cookies used on our site can generally be put into one of the following categories: strictly necessary; Performance; functionality; and advertising. You can find out more about each of the cookie categories below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies      

These cookies are essential to make our website work. They enable you to move around the site and use its features. Without these cookies, services that are necessary for you to be able to use our site such as accessing secure areas cannot be provided.

Performance Cookies   

These cookies collect information about how people are using our website, for example which pages are visited the most often, how people are moving from one link to another and if they get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather personally identifiable information. All information these cookies collect is grouped together with information from other people’s use of our site on an anonymous basis. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our websites overall, these cookies provide us with analytical information about how our site is performing and how we can improve it.

Functionality Cookies   

These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember language or other local settings and customise our websites accordingly.

Advertising Cookies      

These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations such as advertising partners. This means after you have been to our site you may see some advertisements about our services elsewhere on the Internet.

These cookies are also used to build a profile of potential supporters that might be interested in our services.

We use both session and persistent cookies on our websites and we use different types of cookies to run our websites. Permanent "persistent" cookies remain on your browser until you clear your cookies and temporary "session" cookies get deleted when you leave our website.

You can see a list of some of the specific cookies which are most frequently used by us in section 6 below.

4.   First and Third-Party Cookies

“First party cookies” are cookies that belong to us and that we place on your device. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your browsing device when you visit our site. Third parties setting cookies from our website will be providing a service to us or a function of the site, but we do not always control how third-party cookies are used. You should check the third party’s website for more information about how they use cookies. Details of third parties that set cookies through our website can be found in section 6.

5.   How do I Manage Cookies?

In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from a website at any time by activating settings on your browser.  Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings).  

You may also wish to refer to:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Some third parties may use Advertising Cookies to help gather information about your browsing activity so that they can deliver website advertising to you that is relevant to your interests. The advertising industries in the European Union have developed schemes to help you opt-out of receiving cookies used for these purposes. You can find out more about the scheme from http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/

If you want to clear all cookies left behind by the websites you have visited, here are links where you can download three programs that clean out tracking cookies:

1.1  http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php  

2.1  http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html  

3.1  http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/spysweeper/.

 

6.   Cookies used by The Poppy Lottery

 

Full table of cookies used:

Cookie name

Description of purpose

Expiry

_cfduid

Necessary: Used by the content network, Cloudfare to identify trusted web traffic

1 year

AITR_InvalidBackendResponse

Necessary: Used by Microsoft Application Insights to determine the health and performance of the website

Session

AITR_OnError

Necessary: Used by Microsoft Application Insights to determine the health and performance of the website

Session

ARRAffinity

Necessary: Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.

Session

ASP.NET_Sessionld

Necessary: Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests.

Session

dc_gtm_UA-#

Performance: Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of Google Analytics script tag

Session

ga

Performance: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses a website.

2 years

gat

Performance: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

Session

gid

Performance: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses a website.

Session

pk_uid

Performance: Used by Piwik Analytics Platform to identify the visitor on repeat visits to the web site.

2 years

ai_user

Performance: Used by Microsoft Application Insights software to collect statistical usage and telemetry information. The cookie stores a unique identifier to recognize users on returning visits over time.

1 year

ai_session

Performance: preserves users states across page requests

Session

ads/user-lists/#

Advertising: Used by Google Adwords to build lists of users that are likely to convert

Session

ads/ga-audiences

Advertising: Used by Google Adwords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites

Session

c

Advertising: Used by the Rubicon Project

Session

collect

Advertising: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels

Session

Fr

Advertising: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third party advertisers

3 months

i

Advertising: Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited web sites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on web sites that use the same ad network

1 year

i/adsct

Advertising: Used by Twitter for conversion tracking

Session

IDE

Advertising: Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s action after viewing or clicking one of the advertisers’ ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad to present targeted ads to the user

2 years

khaos

Advertising: Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

1 year

MUID

Advertising: Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains

1 year

MUIDB

Advertising: Used by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking across Microsoft domains

1 year

personalization_id

Advertising: Used by Twitter to enable personalisation of ads

2 years

pk_uid

Advertising: allows the TV Squared collector to identify individual users, in order to establish lag between response activities, and to confirm continuity of campaigns being responded to. To opt-out click here.

2 years

PUBMDCID

Advertising: Registers a unique ID that identifies the user's device during return visits across web sites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.

3 months

Put_#

Advertising: Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geo graphical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad

29 days

rpb

Advertising: Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geo graphical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad

29 days

r/collect

Advertising: Used by Doubleclick for statistical tracking

Session

test_cookie

Advertising: Used by DoubleClick to check if the user’s browser supports cookies

Session

Tr

Advertising: Used by Facebook for website performance tracking

Session

uetsid

Advertising: Microsoft Bing Ads Universal Event Tracking (UET) tracking cookie

Session


7.   Changes

Information about the cookies used by us may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes.

8.   Further Help Required

If you have any further queries, please contact us by email at dataprotection@britishlegion.org.uk, or contact us at the following address:

The Data Protection Officer, 

The Poppy Lottery,

Haig House,

199 Borough High Street,

London

SE1 1AA.