Privacy Policy


We understand the importance of protecting your personal information. Visitors to Local Story are not required to register or provide any personal information to access the available resources. 

Local Story provides a number of ways in which you can contribute to the site through online submission forms. We ask you to provide an email address on these forms in order to contact you about your submission should we need to.

No personal data is stored by or captured through the site without users' prior knowledge and consent. We do not sell or otherwise transfer personal data to any third parties.


Local Story uses a service called Chartbeat to monitor real time traffic. This system is completely anonymous and does not use cookies. We also use Google Analytics which obscures your IP address and does not record any personal information. We are using Google Analytics to help us improve the website in the future. 


Local Story does not use any cookies that store personal or sensitive data. 

The site occasionally uses 'caching' which means it stores some of its less frequently updated pages in an optimised way to make them faster to download to site visitors. When major updates to the site are pushed out, you may notice an anonymous cookie called wpSGCacheBypass. This cookie contains a single alphanumeric value to instruct your browser to bypass any previously stored pages to make sure you see the most up-to-date content.

Local Story is protected by WP Cerber, a leading website security solution that protects the site against hacker attacks, spam, and malware. WP Cerber sets several anonymous browser cookies with the sole purpose of securing the website by detecting and mitigating malicious activity.

These cookies have randomly generated names and contain randomly generated values. No personal or sensitive data is stored.

What do the cookies contain?

The cookies used by WP Cerber contain randomly generated alphanumeric values. No personal data is used. The cookie names are:


WP Cerber’s cookies are strictly necessary and no natural person is associated with them. 

The cookies used by Google Analytics do not contain any personal information and your IP address is anonymised. The cookies are:


These cookies are used to distinguish individual site visitors. They contain a unique set of numbers that show whether you are a new visitor to Local Story or a returning one. They form a unique, persistent, and non-personally identifiable 'number string' that represents you as a site visitor.

This information lets us know how much traffic we get to which pages, how long people spend on those pages, how people actually find the Local Story website, and helps us learn how to improve the site in the future.

Who is responsible for this website?

This website was built and developed by One to One Development Trust for Wakefield Council. Any queries about the website should be sent to

Your rights to your personal information

You have a right to request a copy of any personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in this data corrected. 

If you have any comments or concerns regarding this policy please contact our data protection controller in writing at the following address:

One to One Development Trust
The Art House
Drury Lane
Wakefield WF1 2TE