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Our cookies policy

To make full use of browsing our website you will need to accept cookies, as our feedback forms and searching require this.

Our cookies do not store any sensitive information such as your name, address or patient details: they simply hold very basic technical 'field' information and statistics / visting information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from us, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' section of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You'll find information about third party cookies here too.

Name of cookie

 What the cookie is used for


Is our main website cookie. This cookie helps with your browser experience and will not keep any personal information about anywhere on the website. Mostly, this cookie helps the browsing experience in forms, searching and helping google analytics to store visitor statistic information



These cookies help Google Analytics (our statistics software) work. It solely helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, and page hits. That information helps us to improve the website and your website experience.

The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by Leicester's hospitals technical and knowledge teams.



This cookie allows our web servers to respond to your actions such as the submiting actions on contact forms and searching. Many pages on the website wouldn't work for you without it.



This cookie is created when you visit our website from the outset too, it is created by the adverts on this wesbite and is only used to capture visitor numbers. If an advert was clicked on upon the website to which goes to may create a cookie too, but that will be the responsibility of the third party advert website.



Similiar to the cookie above it is created alongside and is part of the advertising.


Some pages may have video embedded into them and when you visit a page it place a cookie on your PC to help you view the video better and what video has been played.


Flash cookies (Shared Objects)

We also display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they're managed differently by your browser.

If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings (opens in a new window). Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies you may not be able to access certain types of content on the site, such as small animation or some video content.