Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be
placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your
browser or device.
What Are Cookies Used For
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has
visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help
understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between
pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve
your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see
online is more relevant to you and your interests.
Our website stores and retrieves information on your browser using cookies.
This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is
not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more
personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you
can choose to change your privacy preferences to prevent non-essential
cookies from being set.
Below is a list of the cookies we use on this site, which is updated whenever new cookies are encountered and classified by
our website team.
Strictly Essential Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be
switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to
actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting
your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but
some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any
personally identifiable information.
Strictly Essential Cookies List
Stores arbitrary (non-sensitive) data for maintaining state. (e.g.
search criteria used to control pagination when searching for/viewing jobs)
Stores privacy preferences.
Encrypted information used for keeping a user "logged in".
Stores the original referring domain.
Stores the most recent referring domain.
A timestamp when the user entered the site.
Stores last few jobs the user visited in order to mark them as
viewed for a better user experience.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can
measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which
pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore
anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have
visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Performance Cookies List
A persistent cookie - remains on a computer, unless it expires or
the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with
the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit
(returning visit). This also includes Days and Visits to purchase
calculations which afford ecommerce websites with data intelligence around
purchasing sales funnels.
__utmb & utmc
These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.
Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires
at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page. A timestamp
of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. Given__utmc
cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page
view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired.
This is a standard 'grace period' in web analytics. Ominture and WebTrends
among many others follow the same procedure.
__utmt & __utmt_c2
This cookie lives for 10 minutes and is used to throttle our request rate to Google.
Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine (organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data. This cookie lasts six months. In tracking terms this Cookie is perhaps the most important as it will tell you about your traffic and help with conversion information such as what source / medium / keyword to attribute for a Goal Conversion.
Used to distinguish users.
Used to throttle request rate.
Used to throttle request rate.
Used to distinguish users.
Targeting, Tracking & Third Party Cookies
Targeting cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to
help us understand how our websites are being used or how effective our
marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our websites and
application for you in order to enhance your experience.
The aim of tracking cookies is often to collect certain information to
carry out various research into behavior, demographics and not least for
targeted marketing. Third-parties may use these on our site and we may
place such cookies on third party websites.
When you visit our site you may notice some cookies that are not related
to our organization. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded
content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies
from these types of websites. We do not control the generation of these cookies,
so we suggest that you check the individual third-party websites for
more information about their privacy policies and their cookies and
how to manage them.
If you'd like to delete all cookies or instruct your web browser to delete
Please note, however, that if you delete performance cookies or refuse to
accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you
may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not
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