What are Cookies and how does William Hill use them?
Cookies are small pieces of data which are stored by a website through your browser, to enable an improved experience whilst using or browsing a particular website or to remember your preferences or navigation history/activity (such as pages you have visited within a particular site, language preferences or typical activity) at a particular site. IMPORTANT: Cookies cannot carry viruses and cannot install malware or other malicious software onto your PC
We do not use any cookies which are classed as 'intrusive'. These types of cookies are used to observed your activity whilst browsing the web and to present targeted and specific advertising to you as a user; we do not use these type of cookies.
- Types of cookies which we use which are essential for the operation of your account:
Preference cookies - important for ensuring that you see our site in your language of choice, that your local time-zone is updated to show you markets in your chosen time-zone, that your balance is shown correctly in the various areas of our site and that when you move/access the different areas of our site your balance is shown accurately.
- Remember-me functionality - only used if you select the 'remember me' function which will store your username for ease of use for the next time you return to our site
- Login cookies - this are essential for using our site and we encrypt the details for your security. These are used ensure you can login to the site and that your details are authenticated and that important detail regarding your account is shown to you after login (such as balance, payment details etc)
Should I turn off cookies?
How can I prevent cookies being used on my browser?
What else can I do?
Whilst we would also not recommend this course of action, you can also delete any cookies at the end of each of your sessions on the internet so there are no cookies stored on your computer - to do this please refer to internet browser instructions or click here for guidance. For information about how to check your current internet security settings click here.