Cookie policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded on to your computer, tablet or smartphone when you visit a website.

We use cookies when you visit our website for the following reasons:

To learn more about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies

Different types of cookies

Below is an overview of the the two different types of cookies our websites use.

  1. First party cookies: These are cookies that are created by and placed on your computer by the owner of the website. This type of cookie is usually essential to the running of the website.
  2. Third party cookies: These are cookies that are managed by a third party but are placed on your computer by the owner of the website. This type of cookie is often used to help monitor activity on the website or to record how visitors to the website got there.

These can either be:

Session cookies: These are cookies that are automatically deleted when you leave the website or close your browser.

Persistent cookies: These are cookies that remain on your computer either until it reaches a pre-set expiry date or you choose to remove it.

Blocking cookies

You can stop cookies from being placed on your computer. However, if do this for our website you will not be able to use some of the online services we offer, for example it would not be possible to register for or access the Careers Hub to manage your applications.

If you want to block cookies from our website you will need to change the 'cookie settings' in your web browser.

Each web browser is different, and you can find out how to do this in your browser's ‘help’ section.

First party cookies that we currently use

These cookies are essential, as they ensure your security and privacy when you use our secure sites, as well as enabling you to move around a website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you've asked for (such as access to secure areas) can't be provided. These cookies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

 

Google Analytics

Cookies: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us see how our website is used. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the website, how the website is found (for example, from a search engine or from a job board), and which pages are most (and least) frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from every visitor to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

Google features for generating maps and CAPTCHA images

 Cookies: PREF, NID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, SS, SID

These cookies are used by Google to generate images for maps (to show you where our jobs are) or to generate  CAPTCHA images to help protect our site from “spambots”. Without these cookies we would not be able to register your account and you would not be able to see maps for each job.

Share pages with your social network

Cookies:

These cookies are used by the social networks to allow you to share any of our pages with your network - however, nothing is shared without your explicit request to do so.

Third party cookies that we currently use

The third party cookies that we use do not collect your name or address. For more information about the cookie provider and how they apply cookies please visit their website.

The third party cookies we use are as follows: