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What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a small text file that is generated and set by our website and placed on your computer’s hard drive.

Cookies make your interaction with our website faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for our website to remember your preferences or registration details between each web page you use and between each time you visit the site.

They are not computer programs, and they can't be executed as code. Cookies cannot access any information on your computer - so a cookie cannot read any other information saved there such as your email address for example.  We do not use cookies for identifying shopping habits or targeting advertising.

We use cookies mainly because they save you time and make your browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable. Without cookies you will have to reset your preferences on each page you visit.  We also use cookies to record anonymous statistics on which parts of the website are popular and how many different people visit the site.

What cookies are used on this site?

  • Google Analytics cookies: _ga, _gid
  • __RequestVerificationToken (expires when your browser closes): This cookie helps to prevent Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF). This cookie expires when you close your browser.
  • __sharethis_cookie_test__ : Cookie used by ShareThis for social share buttons. Find out more about ShareThis’s privacy and cookies policy.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

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Session Cookies

A session cookie stores your browsing information and is active until you leave the site and close your browser after which it is deleted.


Read about how information is handled the our website along with our disclaimer and copyright information.

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits the Story of Leicester site a third party service, Google Analytics, is used to collect information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  This is to enable us to analyse information about how the website is used and find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.