Privacy policy

WhyLeicester respects the privacy rights of its users and is strongly committed to protecting your privacy online. This privacy policy applies to all WhyLeicester websites.

Certain areas of this site will require the user to submit personal information, such as name, address and email address. For example this information will be required for subscriptions and requests for further information with regards WhyLeicester's products and services.

By entering your details in the fields requested you enable WhyLeicester to provide you with the services and information requested. All information supplied will be treated in accordance with this policy. WhyLeicester will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.

By entering your user information you accept that we may retain your user information and that it may be held by WhyLeicester and used to inform you of future products and services from WhyLeicester which may be deemed by WhyLeicester as useful to you. WhyLeicester reserves the right to sell or otherwise make available your user information in order to send you information about affiliates, associated companies and organisations for the following purposes including, but not limited to:

Promotional and/or marketing material about products, services and offers
Market research or compliance
Transfers to third parties as required
Any requirements required by operational law

If you do not wish to be contacted by WhyLeicester, other than to process your request, or have your information passed onto a third party, unless WhyLeicester is legally obliged to do so, then please click here.


This website, and third party domains associated with it, will set cookies in your browser. Cookies are small data files that are issued by websites and stored in the browser of the user visiting the website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Login and security

Most users of this site are not required to sign up and log in as members. However, if you are a registered, logged-in member of this website, a ‘forms authentication cookie’ is used. This is a temporary (session) cookie, however users can make the cookie persistent by checking the "remember me" checkbox on the login control. A persistent ‘role’ cookie is also used for registered, logged-in members. While this cookie is persistent, it only exists for 1 minute. Its contents are encrypted and containing a site ID to make sure that the ID is only applied for this site. We use the 1 minute expiry here because we want to be sure to refresh the users site roles to pick up any alterations that may have occurred e.g. if an admin has added the user to new roles.

Other cookies

A cookie is created called "language" to store the current language - this is simply the browser default language.

A cookie with the name ".ASPXANONYMOUS" is also created by anonymous authentication. More information can be found here.

To record statistics about traffic to this website, Google Analytics is used. Google Analytics uses cookies to track the user’s path through the website and helps to record information about which pages are most viewed, how long the user stays on the website, etc, as well as data about what kind of technology the visitor is using to access the site. Google Analytics sets six cookies named __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv, and __utmx. More information about these cookies can be found here.

Where we have used Twitter ‘share’ buttons or widgets, Twitter will set cookies in the user’s browser. These cookies are pid, guest_id, k, and js. More information here.

Facebook may use cookies in a similar way. If you’ve previously received a cookie from Facebook because you either have an account or have visited, your browser sends Facebook information about this cookie when you visit any pages on our website which features a ‘Like’ button or other social widget. Learn more here.

This website may link to external multimedia resources, for example by using embedded YouTube videos. These embedded media may also use cookies.

For more information about cookie use on this website, please contact us.