Cookie Policy – How We Use Cookies at Gamble Ontario


Gamble Ontario (the “Site”) uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers stored on your computer. Cookies allow us to discern you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a personalized experience when you browse our website and, thus, enable us to improve our Site.

You can individually control cookie use from your browser’s settings. Each browser offers a “help” tool which explains the cookie use and to what extent you can accept or decline certain types of cookies. Here are some examples:

You can also visit gives instructions on how to do this and manage cookies. Moreover, Google Analytics provides its opt-out options:

For mobile devices, it is advised to consult the dedicated manual on how cookies are used on your device and effective ways to manage them.

How We Use Cookies

  • The Site uses cookies and other technologies to assist in recording non-personal statistical information. This statistical information could be related to the amount of time spent reading the content of a particular page or which banner promotions receive the most clicks by our users. With the help of these tools, we are able to improve our Site, its performance, our marketing techniques, and overall your experience. You shall know that most web browsers accept cookies by default. Having said that, you can choose to set your browser to remove cookies and reject cookies. If you decide to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could impact specific features or services of our Site. By using or accessing the Site, you agree to the Site’s use of cookies, as defined further in Clause 6.
  • Cookies are text-only pieces of information that the Site transmits to your hard drive or other website-browsing equipment for record-keeping objectives.
  • Information collected through cookies delivers us no personal data, such as your name and surname. However, it does allow us to serve ads and other content tailored to you based on the information stored by the cookies. This can enclose articles, customized advertisements, and targeted services. Cookies are used to improve your online experience, web analytics and marketing. Precisely, we use Cookies on the Site for the purposes described in the table at Clause 6(d) below.
  • We may combine information from cookies to your account profile from the personal data you provided us, for example, during the user account creation process.

You can disable cookies, but this comes with a number of circumstances. The useful and interesting content value will be diminished, and specific browser customizations will be lost. Your opt-out preferences from sites that use cookies to record opt-outs/unsubscribe preferences will also be removed.

Cookie Classification

Classification Description
Strictly Necessary Cookies Cookies essential to allow you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure website areas. Blocking these cookies might prevent registration/authentication to the site and might make some content/functions unavailable.
Performance Cookies These cookies collect information about how customers use a website, for instance, which pages customers go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Functionality Cookies They record data, such as your username, language, and location, and provide improved personalized features. These cookies also remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages you can customize. Some other potential functions are providing services you have asked for, such as watching videos or commenting on a blog. Collected information may be anonymized.
Targeting/advertising cookies Cookies record your visit, previous pages you visited, games played, financial transactions made, and user behaviour on the Site. These cookies deliver advertisements more suitable to you and your interests. They are also employed to limit the number of times you see an ad. They also assist in measuring the effectiveness and performance of advertising campaigns. We will use this information and ads depicted or received more pertinent to you. For analytic purposes, we may also share this information with third parties.

Cookies Behaviour

Session Cookies: They are created temporarily when a user visits the Site. The session cookie is deleted once the user leaves the Site/closes the browser.

Persistent Cookies: They remain on the user’s device and are re-activated when the user visits the Site that created the particular cookie. These cookies expire after a specific period (set in the file) or can be cleared manually.

Cookies Used

Cookie Name Expiration Date Third-Party? Reason for Use Classification
fr 1 Minute Yes Used by Facebook for advertising purposes. Targeting/Advertising
__cfduid 1 Year Yes Used for security and threat detection purposes ( Functionality
_delighted_fst 20 Years Yes Used for security and threat detection purposes ( Targeting/Advertising
_delighted_lrt 20 Years Yes The last time a user responded to a delighted questionnaire with their user token. ( Targeting/Advertising
_delighted_lst 20 Years Yes The time the delighted banner (for customer feedback) was last shown to the user ( Targeting/Advertising
_ga 2 Years Yes Used to distinguish users (Google Analytics). Performance
_gat 1 Minute Yes Used to throttle request rate (Google Analytics). Performance
_gid 1 Day Yes Used to distinguish users (Google Analytics). Performance
btag Never No Affiliate referrer. Targeting
btag_data 14 Days No Affiliate tracking, set with arbitrary data sent to us in a query string parameter when a user visits the page from an affiliate. Targeting/Advertising
BVImplmain_site Never Yes See cookie policy, the specific names and what they achieve is not listed however there is a general overview. Bazaar voice is used to provide reviews for various games on the Gamble Ontario site. i/Advertising Cookies AND Functionality
clickID 14 Days No Affiliate tracking, set with arbitrary data sent to us in a query string parameter when a user visits the page from an affiliate. Targeting/Advertising
firstTimeLoginVisit Never No Once the user logs in to the site this cookie is set to detect whether in the future we should show the user the signup page or login page when they visit a page that requires authentication. Functionality
LaRunningChat Never Yes The status of the running chat ( Functionality
LaSID Never Yes Used to identify the session in the chat ( Functionality
LaUserDetails Never Yes Set the email and name that the user input when opening a chat ( Functionality
LaVisitorId 1 Month Yes Used to identify the visitor ( Functionality
LaVisitorNew 1 Day Yes Used to check if is a new visitor who opens the chat ( Functionality
sly-ckd 365 Days No Once the user has accepted and confirmed our use of cookies (via the cookie disclaimer) this is set in order to not re-show the cookie disclaimer. Functionality
sly-lng Never No Stores the user’s current language to keep the site in the language they selected. Functionality
sly-pyld 14 Days No Same as above another parameter that can be seen. Targeting/Advertising
LastGames 30 Years No Stores the user last played games. Functionality
__insp_identity Never Yes Session cookie, deleted when the visit is over ( Targeting/Advertising
__insp_nv Never Yes Session cookie, deleted when the visit is over ( Targeting/Advertising
__insp_ref Never Yes Session cookie, deleted when the visit is over ( Targeting/Advertising
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