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
analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our website so we can make it better
- 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.
lottery.macularsociety.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 lottery.macularsociety.org
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Third party cookies
We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites' on its behalf. lottery.macularsociety.org does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.
|Google (doubleclick.net)||IDE||To measure the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns including (but not limited to) remarketing, interest categories, similar audiences, other types of interest- based advertising, demographic and location targeting.|
How to control and delete cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help' function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org.uk which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality 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.