What are cookies?
Cookies are files containing small amounts of text-only information which are downloaded to your device (your computer, tablet or phone, for example) via your web browser when you visit a website.
Cookies perform lots of different tasks, like allowing you to complete online forms and remembering the browsing preferences you set on a website.
The cookies used on this site have been categorised based on definitions given in the ICC UK Cookie Guide as 'strictly necessary cookies', 'performance cookies' and 'functionality cookies'.
Strictly Necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential in helping you to navigate the site effectively, and enable services such as online bookings, payments for services and forms you can complete online. These cookies are only used when you request a specific service.
Performance cookies allow us to analyse how much ‘traffic’ (how many visitors) our site receives. Like many websites, Knowsley Council use a service called Google Analytics to allow us to study data about site use. Google analytics provides us with anonymous, aggregated statistics that help us to understand how visitors use our site, enabling us to improve the structure of the website and constantly improve the services we offer. The software does not allow us to identify individual visitors.
By using www.knowsley.gov.uk, you agree that we can place performance cookies on your device.
Functionality cookies allow us to provide user-friendly assistive functions on the site, for example allowing you to alter text size and customise page layout to suit your needs.
By using Knowsley.gov.uk, you agree that we can place functionality cookies on your device.
Cookies from third party sites
In order to provide effective online services, Knowsley Council makes use of popular tools such as Flickr for sharing photos, Youtube for sharing video and Twitter and Facebook for keeping in touch. These sites they may also place cookies on your computer.We use a number of suppliers who may also have cookies set on our website.
While we may have enabled these cookies for data purposes, we do not control the dissemination of information they provide, beyond that used for our own purposes.
How to control and delete cookies
Where to find information about controlling cookies
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Alternatively, you may wish to visit About Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may cause the Knowsley Council website to work incorrectly.
If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
You can find out more about how your web browser works by visiting the appropriate link below, or by looking under the ‘help’ menu option in your browser.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
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