Cookie Policy

Cookies

We use cookies to collect information when you visit our website. Cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. The cookies do not personally identify you. They include general information about your location; computer settings and operating system; browser and browsing patterns.

Any changes to this policy will be posted here. We reserve the right to vary this policy from time to time and such changes are effective as soon as they are posted. Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to all such changes.

About cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data which usually includes a unique identifier, sent to your browser by a website and stored locally on your computer hard drive or mobile device. Cookies are often essential to the functional use of a website (for example, keeping track of your online shopping cart) and are used by websites to track traffic flows and optimise their site for users. A website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.

Cookies can be managed through your browser settings click here, which can restrict the cookies sent to and stored on your computer. You can set your browser to accept all cookies; opt to be notified about cookies; or block all cookies.

How cookies are used on this website

As we rollout our new ART platform, we are adapting our sites so it is easier for you to manage the cookies we use. We will honour your preferences if you make any changes, but a minority of cookies may not be controlled correctly until we have finished amending how our sites work.

Information supplied by cookies allows us to deliver core functionality on our sites and to provide you with a better user experience. Our cookies record information about your jobsearch activity on our sites and allow us to present more relevant job matches to you.

We only look at cookies on your computer that our websites have sent to your computer. We cannot and do not look at cookies sent to your computer by other websites.

Industry standard cookies for analytics and ad-serving are also served up through our websites, on behalf of third parties who are contracted to supply those services to us.

When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

How to manage cookies on our website

We have set out below a list and description of the main cookies that our websites set, and how to manage those cookies directly. Remember that your browser settings also enable you to manage cookies across all websites click here to find out more; and that if you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to manage your preferences on each.

We categorise cookies into the groupings specified by our parent company Trinity Mirror plc.

1. Personalisation cookies

These cookies are used to recognise repeat visitors and to record browsing information, that is, about the way you arrive at the website, pages you view, information you enter and path you take through the website). These cookies are used to remember who you are, so that, for instance, you are able to apply for jobs and remain logged in. They are also used to recommend jobs we think you will be interested in based on what you have looked at before.

Type 1st/3rd party Website Purpose Duration Linked to user information Categorisation (1) How to manage
undo_link 1st Desktop Store previous search to allow exclusions to be undone Session No Functionality For Browser settings click here
email 1st Desktop Remember returning user email so they needn’t enter it twice Session Yes: email address Functionality For Browser settings click here
noregupsellemail 1st Desktop Store logged-out user email not to offer registration once they’ve refused Session Yes: email address Functionality For Browser settings click here
undo_link 1st Mobile Store previous search to allow exclusions to be undone Session No Functionality For Browser settings click here
firstTimeUser 1st Mobile Flag for first time user to enable job content to be displayed Session No Functionality For Browser settings click here
email 1st Mobile Remember returning user email so they needn’t enter it twice Session Yes: email address Functionality Browser settings click here
noregupsellemail 1st Mobile Store logged-out user email not to offer registration once they’ve refused Session Yes: email address Functionality For Browser settings click here

2. Analytics cookies

These cookies monitor how you move around the website and how you reached the website. This is used so that we can see aggregate figures on which areas and features on our website are most useful to you.

Type 1st/3rd party Website Purpose Duration Linked to user information Categorisation (1) How to manage
s_vi 3rd Desktop Traffic analytics 5 years No Performance http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
s_sess 3rd Desktop Traffic analytics Session No Performance http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
s_pers 3rd Desktop Traffic analytics 5 years No Performance http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
__utma 3rd Desktop Traffic analytics 2 years No Performance http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
__utmb 3rd Desktop Traffic analytics 30 min No Performance http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
__utmv 3rd Desktop Traffic analytics 2 years No Performance http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
__utmx 3rd Desktop Traffic analytics 2 years No Performance http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
__utmz 3rd Desktop Traffic analytics 6 months No Performance http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
BIGipServerhttp_omniture 3rd Desktop Traffic analytics Session No Performance http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
s_pers 3rd Mobile Traffic analytics 1 min No Performance http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
s_sess 3rd Mobile Traffic analytics Session No Performance http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
__utma 3rd Mobile Traffic analytics 2 years No Performance https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
__utmb 3rd Mobile Traffic analytics 30 min No Performance https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
__utmv 3rd Mobile Traffic analytics 2 years No Performance https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
_utmx 3rd Mobile Traffic analytics 2 years No Performance https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
__utmz 3rd Mobile Traffic analytics 6 months No Performance https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

3. Third party service cookies

Social sharing, video and other services available on our website are run by other companies. These companies may send cookies to your device when you use them on our website. Here is a list of places where you can find out more about specific services that we commonly use and their use of cookies or privacy policies:

4. Ad serving cookies

The display advertising you see on our websites is served by a third party contracted by us. The advertising may be generic to the website or may be tailored to deliver advertising you might be interested in, based on ad serving cookies. Ad serving cookies may hold information about other websites visited with your browser and device, but not personal information about you.

Type 1st/3rd party Website Purpose Duration Linked to user information Categorisation (1) How to manage
id 3rd Desktop Traffic analytics 2 years No Functionality Privacy at
http://www.google.com/doubleclick/privacy/
and opt out via
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
_drt_ 3rd Desktop Traffic analytics 12 hours No Functionality Privacy at http://www.google.com/doubleclick/privacy/and opt out via
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/

5. Other ad management cookies

Some websites carry advertising provided by other organisations, through “ad networks”, which may involve the use of cookies. We do not carry any such advertising.

6. Session cookies

These cookies are used to maintain your identity on the website. Session store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify you, and do not collect information from your computer. Session cookies can be persistent or non-persistent. Non-persistent cookies are saved only while your web browser is running. They are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies are stored on your device and can be accessed by web servers until they are deleted or have expired. You can change settings on your browser to accept non-persistent cookies but reject persistent cookies if you wish.

Type 1st/3rd party Website Purpose Duration Linked to user information Categorisation (1) How to manage
Sprin_Security_Remember_Me_Cookie 1st Desktop Persistent cookie re user identity 1 month Yes: email address Strictly necessary For Browser settings click here
JsessionID 1st Desktop Non-persistent cookie re user identity Session Yes: email address Strictly necessary For Browser settings click here
Spring_Security_Remember_Me_Cookie 1st Mobile Persistent cookie re user identity 1 month Yes: email address Strictly necessary For Browser settings click here
JsessionID 1st Mobile Non-persistent cookie, re user identity Session Yes: email address Strictly necessary For Browser settings click here

(1) Cookie categorisation

Our categorisation of cookies is based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies let you navigate the website and use essential features like secure areas, identify you as being logged in, or in the process of applying for a job, and to remember things like information you’ve entered on search forms. Accepting your consent to our use of these cookies is a condition of using the website. If you use your browser setting to block these cookies we can’t guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.
  • Performance cookies collect information about how you use our website such as which pages you visit and if you experience errors. All the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works and understand user behaviour. We use performance cookies to provide statistics on how our website is used, measure errors that occur and test different designs. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you use your browser setting to block these cookies we can’t guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit. These cookies are for the benefit of all our users as they help us optimise the website. You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may seriously inhibit the functionality available to you on our website and will reduce the support we can offer you.
  • Functionality cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. We use functionality cookies to remember settings or preferences, remember you when you return to our site and manage your login to our site. Some of these cookies may be managed for us by third parties: we do not allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above. These cookies are for your benefit as they help us to provide you with the best user experience. You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may seriously inhibit the functionality available to you on our website and will reduce the support we can offer you.
  • Targeting cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as Like and Share buttons. We do not use targeting cookies but the third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website. For example, cookies may be used in social sharing functionality for sites such as Twitter and Facebook, who may use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites. You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may use the third parties’ own tools to prevent these cookies.

How to manage cookies through browser settings


The following external links explain how to manage cookies for the most common browser types.