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About Cookies

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on your hard drive. It is generated by a web server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits a site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tells a web site when the user has returned.

We occasionally store information about our users by using cookies (details below), which we can access when you visit our site. We do this to make the make the interaction between you and our web site faster and easier. Without the use of cookies, it would be very difficult for us to remember your preferences, for example, or to understand the demographic profile of the people who visit us. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at AboutCookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

The Cookies We Set

GG.COM currently sets a total of five types of cookies for various purposes:

  1. Your GG.COM Account

    We set a unique identifier in the form of a cookie so we can recognise when you are logged in with us and to accommodate other associated preferences you have selected, for example; specific bookmaker odds on race cards. We provide a specific opt-in before setting this cookie as part of our registration process.

  2. Betcruncher

    If you use the bet calculator available on our site, we store information in your browser which remembers your inputs making it possible to compile and calculate the return on potential bets across a number of pages. No personally identifiable information is stored and it is automatically deleted when you start a new bet, or close your browser.

  3. Search Results

    Our racing search facility uses cookies to track which result you click on. This information is fed back into our search software to help make our results more relevant for other users. No personally identifiable information is stored in this cookie and it is automatically deleted as soon as we have logged your choice.

  4. A/B Testing

    Sometimes we may want to try out new features of the site on a small group of users before deciding whether to roll those changes out for everyone. In this instance, we will set a cookie on your machine to let us know if you are part of the test group or not. No personally identifiable information is stored in this cookie and it is automatically expired at the end of the test.

  5. Google Analytics

    We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use our site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

  6. Country

    Australian users accessing GG.COM are automatically redirected to our Australian sister site, GG.COM.AU. In the event those users inform us they want to view UK and Irish racing, we set a cookie so we remember not to redirect them to GG.COM.AU again. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information and expires automatically if you do not access GG.COM for 30 days.