Leicester Comedy Festival Cookie Policy

In order to make our website easier to use and improve our service, we use cookies.

 Our use of cookies

When using the comedy-festival.co.uk website, we want to ensure your user experience is as easy, useful and reliable as possible. When services are delivered on the Internet, this occasionally requires placing small amounts of information on your computer. These files are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally but purely exist to improve services for you.

Cookies may come with or without an expiry date. Cookies without an expiry date exist until the browser is closed, while cookies with an expiry date may be stored by the device until the expiry date passes.

You can restrict or block cookies set by the Website but this may limit your use of some functionality.

We use third-party suppliers who also set cookies on our behalf to deliver the services that they are providing or to record usage.

How to manage your cookies

Cookies are sent to your browser (whether you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari or any other browser) by a website and then stored in the cookies directory of your device.

You can change your cookie setting at any time for this website by clicking here

To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser (just as if you were going to use the internet) and then clicking on ‘Help’ and then ‘About’. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.

To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage the cookies on all standard web browsers, go to www.aboutcookies.org and select the browser and version you are using. You’ll also find information about how to delete cookies from your computer. For the majority of browsers this can be done through your preferences control panel.

If you use a mobile phone or handheld device to browse the Website or other sites that use cookies, please refer to your phone or device manuals for guidance.


Cookies used by this website

There are two cookie types that you may encounter on comedy-festival.co.uk website. These are known as; ‘First party cookies’ and ‘Third party cookies’.

First party cookies: these are cookies that are necessary for our website to function and ensure a positive user experience.

Third party cookies: these are cookies delivered by other companies and determine ways in which we can improve or enhance our website. Please see below for a further description of these cookies and the time they remain resident on your computer…


First party cookies:
Purpose: Stores session information whilst viewing the website to enhance user experience, such as event search filtering. No personal information is used in this cookie.
Expires: When you close your browser.

Provider: Wordfence
Name: wfvt
Purpose: A security cookie which helps prevent malicious website attacks, worms and viruses that could impact our visitors.
Expires: 30 minutes.

Third party cookies:
Used by Google Analytics, Facebook, Campaign Monitor and Wordfence.
Provider: Google Analytics
Name: _gat
Purpose: used to throttle request rates for analytics tracking.
Expires: 1 minute.

Provider: Google Analytics
Name: _ga
Purpose: Used to distinguish users when tracking analytics
Expires: 2 years.

Provider: Google Analytics
Name: _gid
Purpose: Used to distinguish users when tracking analytics
Expires: 24 hours.


Provider: Campaign Monitor
Name: campaignMonitorViewedIds
Purpose: Check a Campaign Monitor integrated form for status.
Expires: When browser is closed.


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