A cookie is a small file that is downloaded onto your device when you visit a website, which means the website can recognise your device if you return to it.
Cookies are used to:
recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during the same online task
measure how you use the site so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
provide data to help understand how a website and it’s services are used
Cookies cannot be used to identify you as an individual
How cookies are used on this site
Measuring how our site is used – Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this site. We do this to make sure the site is meeting the needs of our users and to help us improve it.
Every time you visit our site, Google Analytics software creates ‘anonymous analytics’ cookies. These cookies are used to tell us:
how many people are using our site and how long they are using it for
the different ways people have used to get to our site
Google analytics cookies from this website
Name Purpose Expires
_utma Used to determine the number of unique visitors to the site 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser When you close your browser
_utmv This provides information about how you reached our site (eg from another website or a search engine) 2 years
_utmz Used to store variable data by visitor 6 months
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You can re-use our site content for free, if you’re using it for:
• non-commercial research
• personal study
• internal distribution in your organisation
If you want to re-use our content for another reason, you should make a request to the contact shown on the webpage displaying the content you want to re-use.
If no contact is shown, email your request to email@example.com
When re-using the content, you must acknowledge it as Leicestershire County Council copyright and include its title and source – ie where you’ve obtained the content from.
Where we’ve made it clear that we’ve used content from a third-party, you’ll need to contact them directly to get their permission to re-use their content.
While we make every effort to keep our site up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of the information on the site.
We don’t accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of the website, whether direct, indirect or consequential, whether caused by tort, breach of contract or otherwise, in connection with our site, its use, the inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it. This includes loss of:
income or revenue
profits or contracts
wasted management or office time
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Links to external sites
We add links from our site to other websites to help you find more information related to our services. However we aren’t responsible for content on any external site that we link to.
Some of our external links may be to sites that offer commercial services, eg to purchase goods or services online. You should not see any links to such sites as our endorsement of their site or any goods or services they offer.
We will not link to any external sites simply because they have chosen to link to ours – ‘reciprocal linking arrangements’.