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Why are cookies used?

Cookies may be used for many different purposes, including: 

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Unless you have set your browser to block cookies completely, this website will utilise the following cookies on your computer.

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We rely on the basis of explicit consent for our use of cookies. You have the option to refuse to accept analytics cookies each time you visit our website. This rejection only disables tracking of website use and behaviour and has no impact on the performance of any related sites.

Modern web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.


There are some elements of data visible to us as part of your use of the website. The information we have visibility of regardless of your acceptance of analytics cookies is:

  • The internet domain e.g. www.organisation.co.uk and internet protocol address (IP address) from which you access the website. This is made available by your internet service provider
  •  The type of browser (i.e. Safari or Google Chrome) and operating system (Windows, UNIX, macOS etc) that you use
  • The device you use, such as a mobile phone or tablet
  •  The date and time of your visit
  •  The page(s) you visit
  • The address of the website from which you linked to us, known as a referrer (if applicable)

We only use this information above to review website and server performance.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This cookie policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices or use of cookies of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

Contact us

To contact Commonwealth Games Federation with a data protection query regarding the processing of your personal data, please use the following details:

Data Protection Officer,
Commonwealth Games Federation
8 Storey's Gate

Email: privacy@thecgf.com

For more information about the use of personal data within Commonwealth Sport, please visit our Privacy notice.

Changes to this cookie notice

We keep our cookie notices under regular review. This was last updated on 22/11/22.