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What are cookies?

Cookies are small files sent from a website which are then stored by your web browser. When you return to the website, the cookie information is used to recognise your last session. Cookies are simple text files, which are safe and secure and do not contain any personal, sensitive information.  Cookies can’t install malicious software such as viruses on your device(s).

Where do cookies come from?

  • First-party cookies are sent from the website to your device, which can be used to remember your preferences when visiting the MVRP website or to maintain your browser connection.
  • Third-party cookies are sent by a third party that provides functionality through MVRP’s website. This can help the third party to remember your preferences when you visit this website and others.

How long do cookies stay on your device?

Cookies stay on your device for different periods of time:

  • Session cookies generally only last whilst your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, they’re automatically deleted from your device.
  • Persistent cookies generally stay on your device after you close your internet browser unless your browser is set up to automatically delete them. They can be used by websites to remember your preferences the next time you open your browser.

What cookies do we use?

The Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership website uses cookies to manage and maintain authorised subscribers’ web sessions, and to provide a personalised, responsive service. Cookies are small pieces of information placed on your hard drive. They are simple text files, which are safe and secure and do not contain any personal, sensitive information. Cookies created by the MVRP website are only used by the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership and its trusted partners.

CookieName (s) Purpose
Google Analytics



These tracking cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The only information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

MVRP Session Cookie



This cookie is used to track acceptance or rejection of the MVRP website setting cookies on a user’s browser after the user chooses an option in the cookie banner
Google reCAPTCHA_GRECAPTCHAUsed by reCAPTCHA on forms
YouTubeCONSENTYouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
YouTubeYSCYSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.