Privacy & Cookies


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 computer, 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 computer 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
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with govt services so we can make them better

To find out what cookies are, visit the BBC article What are cookies?

If you'd like to learn how to remove cookies set on your computer, find out more at All About Cookies.

Bingo News First Party Cookies

Bingo News uses only a few cookies, some of which are only used/created when you create an account and log into the site.

NameTypical contentExpiryPurpose
PHPSESSIDRandom reference hashEnd of sessionTo allow the server to identify you
geolocationRandom reference hash1 weekTo help reduce effort on the server
loginRandom number2 weeksTo note if you have logged into the site
rememberUnique hash refernce1 monthTo remember you if you want to automatically log into the site in the future

Third-party Cookies

Bingo News uses Google analytics to allow us to measure how the site is used and to improve the service, so the following cookies are served:

NameTypical contentExpiry
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_utmbRandom number30 minutes
_utmcRandom numberEnd of session
_utmdRandom numberEnd of session
_utmvRandom number6 Months
_utmzRandom number and referring website6 months

Google analytics opt out

To stop Google collecting this information, use the following link to opt out of all Google analytics.

How to control and delete cookies

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, 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 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 computer as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

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