The Liverpool 2016 website uses cookies to personalise your site visits and to report on how the site is being used.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored by websites on visitors’ computers. Their purpose is to identify visitors as they move around the site, or to recognise them when they return.

How the Liverpool 2016 site use cookies

The Liverpool 2016 website uses cookies in two ways:

  • Analytics
  • Liverpool 2016 site functionality


We use Google Analytics to study how the site is being used, for example how many visitors the site receives, how they arrive at the site and what pages they look at.

Google Analytics cookies gather and aggregate anonymous site use information, which we can view and report upon through our Google Analytics account.

Site functionality

The site creates new cookies when visitors arrive so that they can be recognised as they move from page to page. This allows the site to recognise acts like submitting forms and to present personalised information when visitors log in.

These cookies disappear when the visitor closes their web browser.

Specific cookie information

The following table lists the main cookies that we use. We endeavour to keep this list up to date but we recommend visitors check their web browser content settings to be sure we haven’t missed anything.




Purpose and more information

Google Analytics






To report on anonymous and aggregated use of the Liverpool 2016 site


Google privacy policy

Liverpool 2016 functionality


Varies, but begins with SESS

To provide continuity and personalisation for the visitor as they travel around the site.

How to turn off cookies

Most modern web browsers allow you to block the setting of cookies completely or just for a specific site. Check your browser settings to find out which cookies are already set and to delete or block any that you don't want.