Cookie policy

Find out how we use cookies

What's a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that's stored on your computer. Cookies allow us to:

  • Distinguish you from other users of the website
  • Provide you with a good experience when you browse our website
  • Improve our site

Browser settings

You can usually control most cookies through the settings on your web browser.

When you visit one of our websites, (,,, and our default setting is that only necessary cookies will be placed. Any additional cookies will only be placed with your direct consent.

Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies are essential to help your devices download information, or so you can move around websites and use their features. Without these cookies, content, products, or services you've asked for can't be provided. Here are some examples of essential cookies:

  • Positioning information on a smartphone screen, tablet device or other screen so that you can see the website and use its functionality.
  • When you add something to the online shopping basket, cookies make sure it is still there when you get to the checkout.
  • Some are session cookies which make it possible to navigate through the website smoothly.



We use cookies to collect information in an anonymous way, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

We do not make any attempt to identify visitors to our websites. We do not associate information gathered from our sites with personally identifying information from any source.

Advertising and marketing on other sites

Third party cookies allow us to show you tailored content on third party websites such as Facebook. We do not share any personal information. These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are more relevant to your interests across third party websites that you visit.

Like many websites, we use cookies to improve your experience of our website and we have included a more detailed breakdown of these additional cookies below.

What cookies do we use?







Google Analytics








These cookies collect information about how visitors use our site. Information is collected anonymously. We use the information to improve the website. Information collected includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and pages visited.

Read Google's privacy overview.

To opt out of being
tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google.





These cookies are set by Hotjar and are used to help us understand how users interact with our website. These cookies help us improve the performance of our website and improve subsequent visits.

To find out more visit Hotjar.






Facebook Pixels help us to reach our existing audience on Facebook and supply them with relevant content. These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are more relevant to your interests

To find out more visit Facebook.


Google Adwords


These cookies help us display engaging content to visitors of our website and re-engage with recent visitors

Read Google's privacy overview.

When you access Places Leisure or Places Gym sites for the first time you will be asked to set your preferences for the use of these cookies. You can change your mind at any time by accessing the cookie icon in the bottom left of your screen while visiting our site.

Further information about cookies is available on the ICO website.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

You can also find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.