What are Cookies and how do they Benefit You
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Save you having to login every time you visit the site (if you opt to be remembered)
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Offer you services/content relevant to you (banner advertising)
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages (jobs/articles) with social networks like Facebook
- Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
- Collect any personally identifiable information (we will always ask for your express permission if we ever do collect this information but we don’t see why we ever will need to)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
You can learn more about all the types of cookies we use below, these fall into a few categories such as website function cookies, social media cookies, third party and advertising cookies and analytics cookies
More about our Cookies
1. Website Function Cookies such as session or preference cookies
- Making our shopping basket and checkout work
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Remembering your job search settings
- Showing you which pages you have recently visited
- Tailoring content to your preferences or needs
Please note, if you disable these cookies our site will not function as it should - you will not be able to login for example.
2. Third party functions
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video.
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties
3. Social Media Website Cookies
So you can easily 'Like'? or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
4. Anonymous Visitor & Behaviour Statistics Cookies
- Google Analytics - you can opt out of Google Analytics using this tool - http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/question82.htm
5. Advertising Cookies including Banner Adverts
Doubleclick - a Google product
You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called 'remarketing cookie'? during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our site. Don't worry we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained above.
Google - Adsense and Doubleclick Electric Media Sales
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here
). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
Here is some further information from other resources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies
Here is another guide to your online options: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
If you have any concerns or questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to respond within 48 hours.