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Cookie Policy

Last revised on January 20, 2015

At the West Virginia Lottery we believe in being clear and open about how we use your information. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies.

 

Does the WV Lottery use cookies?

We use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who participates in our customer surveys has the best possible experience.

By continuing to use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.

 

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables certain features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to our website for certain functions

 

When does the West Virginia Lottery use cookies?

We use cookies on our websites (www.wvlottery.com) and mobile applications. Any browser loading our customer survey module will receive cookies from us, these will not be used to store any personally identifiable information (PII) but will assist the survey software in managing surveys.

 

What types of cookies does the WV Lottery use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it's easier to return without providing information that was obtained during a previous session. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a web site or a browser session).

 

Controlling cookies

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen you overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.

 

What to do if you don't want cookies to be set

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device you're using to access our services. Please note that you cannot participate in our user satisfaction survey without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.