What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your phone, tablet or computer that uniquely identify your browser or device.
Cookies tell us if your phone, tablet or computer has visited the site before. They help us understand how the site is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience.
Any changes to how your cookie data is processed will be promptly reflected in this policy and will immediately apply to you and your data. If these changes affect how your data is processed, the Gambling Commission will take reasonable steps to let you know.
Cookies 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.
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Last updated: 14 July 2023
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