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Cookies: GDPR and Cookie Policy

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force across the EU from 25 May 2018 which will apply to all the websites that you visit which are in the EU including the UK.

In order to be compliant we have put together a short guide to help you understand more on cookies and what cookies we use on GlitzyBingo.co.uk.

Cookies and the law

Most websites today use cookies in some way, and it is unlikely that the majority of those browsing the net even notice cookies working away in the background as they browse the net.

With the GDPR, the user consent must be given before a cookie is set on your computer/mobile device, so that only strictly necessary and performance cookies are initially set.

What are Cookies

If you are wondering what a cookie is, first it isn't the type you eat! A cookie is a term given to a simple text.

When you visit a website that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie file will be downloaded onto your PC or Mobile. The next time you visit that website, your device checks to see if it that a cookie that is relevant and sends the information stored in that cookie back to the website that you are browsing. This site then ’knows’ that you have been here before, and in some cases, will tailor advertising, pops up and more which can potentially enhance your experience on the site for the better.

Some cookies might also monitor how long you have spent on each page on the website, what pages you visit, or even your preferences for page layouts and colour schemes. They can also be used to store data on what is in your ‘shopping cart’, adding items as you click.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from webpages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Cookies from Glitzy Bingo:

On Glitzy Bingo we only use performance cookies to collect non-identifiable information for statistical purposes to monitor how many users visit the website, what keywords were used, which sites sent the user, and which pages were visited. These cookies also help us see if visitors have arrived at any broken pages. As they are non-identifiable cookies, we do not keep any personal information about you. All information is anonymous.

List of Cookies set by GlitzyBingo.co.uk

Cookie nameDescriptionDuration
DYNSRV This cookie is added by our load balancer to track which web server to send the visitor to. Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website. Session
MintAcceptsCookies Cookie set by the Mint Analytics software used on a site to record visitor activity on the site. Used for measuring and improving site performance. Session
MintUnique Cookie set by the Mint Analytics software used on a site to record unique visitor all time activity. Used for measuring and improving site performance. 10 Years
MintUniqueDay Cookie set by the Mint Analytics software used on a site to record unique visitor unique per day. Used for measuring and improving site performance. Session
MintUniqueHour Cookie set by the Mint Analytics software used on a site to record unique visitor unique per hour. Used for measuring and improving site performance. Session
MintUniqueWeek Cookie set by the Mint Analytics software used on a site to record unique visitor activity per week. Used for measuring and improving site performance. 4 Days
MintUniqueMonth Cookie set by the Mint Analytics software used on a site to record unique visitor activity per month. Used for measuring and improving site performance. 1 Day
Third PartyDescriptionDuration
Google Analytics The purpose of this cookie is statistical to improve the performance of the website. You can out here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout Session

Third Party Affiliate Links

Glitzy Bingo does not use any marketing cookies.

Glitzy Bingo is an affiliate marketing website which generates revenue through third-party affiliate links which earn us commission based on sales / other user activity. These third-party affiliate links contain tracking cookies, which are bound by the linked websites own strict privacy/cookie policy. We have no control on third-party cookies, and they have no access to ours.

Glitzy Bingo does also have a Facebook / Twitter page - @GlitzyBingo - Cookies and Privacy is subject to the terms and conditions set on Facebook / Twitter.

How to Manage Cookies?

Most sites will draw your attention to their cookie policy by a popup when you first visit the homepage but don't be put off by this, this is to inform you that there are cookies on the website. With options to either accept, close or deny the cookies (this is different between websites).

You can, of course, manage how cookies are stored on your machine within your browser, but generally, the role of cookies can be beneficial especially when shopping online, as disabling cookies could prevent a website from working. But at least with the GDPR law, any concerns that you have about privacy and your personal data has been addressed.

As all our cookies are statistical to monitor visits anonymously, in accordance with the latest guidance from ICO we have adopted an ‘implied consent’ policy. (ICO Cookie guide). If you are not happy for cookies to be set on your device you can:

  • Discontinue use of this site
  • Delete the cookies following your visit within your browser
  • Browse the site using your browser’s anonymous setting (Incognito in Chrome, InPrivate for Internet Explorer, Private Browsing in Firefox, Safari, etc)

Please note that deleting our cookies or disabling our future cookies means that you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website in the future.

You can find out how to manage, block and delete cookies at AboutCookies.org.

Further information

For more information on the cookie directive please visit the Government’s regulatory body that is in charge of overseeing and enforcing the directive https://ico.org.uk