Cookie Policy

About cookies

A cookie is a file stored on your device that contains an identifier (usually a string of letters and numbers) when you access a website. When you visit the same website again the cookies stored on your device are accessed by code on the website. This means that website can recognise the device being used, and provide useful features such as remembering your preferences or keeping you logged in.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies that are set by the website owner are called ‘first party cookies’. Cookies that are set by another platform or service are called ‘third party’ cookies, these tend to be used for additional services such as advertising or analytics.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies on this website to help improve the performance of our digital advertising and to collect basic data about how the website is used so that we can make decisions about how to improve it.

Summary of cookies used by this website 

 Provider

 Cookies

 Google Doubleclick

These cookies are used to help us to monitor which digital advertising channels are most effective. By recording which job adverts are generating the most interest, we are able to make better choices about where to advertise.

 APISID
 SSID
 NID
 PREF
 drt
 SID
 SAPISID
 id
 HSID

 Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect essential performance data so that we can review performance of the website, including aspects such as number of visitors and which pages are most popular.

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 _gat

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