What is a cookie?
A ‘cookie’, also known as an HTTP, Internet, web or browser cookie, is a small data file which consists of information. When you visit a website, the website sends the cookie to your computer, which then stores it in a file located inside your web browser. This enables the site to keep track of your activity and remember information about your visit, your preferences and actions (such as login, language, font size, and more), which can make for a tailored experience next time and more useful for you.
You can choose to accept, customise or reject cookies, via our website’s pop-up banner or your browser settings.
- Note your preferences, such as remembering your preferred language, font size and more, for ease of use
- Keep track of and analyse our website’s user traffic patterns and general usage, such as counting how many visitors we receive to a page. This helps us better understand how our website is utilised so that we can develop and streamline the user experience, site design, functionality and overall service
- Help us to advertise suitable jobs we think you may be interested in, remember your ad settings and show ads relevant to you.
There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.
- Session cookies
are only placed on your computer during your web session and expire when you log off the internet or close your browser. They are stored in random access memory and are never written to the hard drive. No information is gathered from your computer.
- Persistent cookies
remain on your computer after you close the browser until they expire or are removed. These are cookies that remember user preferences, such as language or font size every time the site is revisited, and enable personalisation, analysis and ease of use. (See Google Analytics and Personalisation cookies, below.)
The following are cookies categorised as follows:
Strictly Necessary cookies — These cookies are classified as cookies that must be present for the website to provide its basic functions, making them essential to allow you to use our website fully, such as in applying for a job, and as such cannot be turned off. They are the only cookies that all cookie laws allow to be exempt from requiring user consent. Without them, you would not be able to access our site’s full service functionality. Strictly necessary cookies do not collect your data or tracking activity on the internet.
- Performance cookies
These cookies are used specifically for collecting information on how visitors use a website, such as which pages of a website are visited most often. They only monitor the performance of the site as you interact with it. Performance cookies don’t collect identifiable information, which means all the data collected is anonymous and only used to help us improve the functionality of our website.
- Functionality cookies
These cookies allow our website to remember your preferences and options taken, including username and your region. This enables the site to provide personalised features like local news stories and weather if you share your location. They are anonymous and don’t track browsing activity across other websites. Similar to strictly necessary cookies, functionality cookies are used to provide services you request. They remember your preferences to enhance the user experience.
- Personalisation cookies
These cookies are designed to remember your pre-set features and preferences for a specific site, such as preferred language or currency. By remembering your choices, they enable us, for example, to show you potential job opportunities that you may like based on your previous visit. They are persistent cookies, for as long as you are registered with us, therefore when you return or log in to the site, they allow us to keep our service and advertising relevant and of interest to you.
- Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics (with the anonymiser function) to help us analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information regarding website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information gathered is sent to and stored on Google’s servers in the USA. This information is used for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
For more information see: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
How do you customise or reject cookies?
You can choose to accept, customise or reject/delete cookies, via our website’s pop-up banner, or your browser settings. Strictly Necessary cookies cannot be turned off as they are required for the website to function, however non-essential cookies can be turned off. Please note - rejecting all cookies means that certain features cannot then be provided to you and therefore you may not be able to take full advantage of all website features. Please check your individual browsers for help and information on cookie preferences.
Our website has integrated components of Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
Upon activation of the Twitter icon, Twitter will assign this information to the Twitter user’s personal account and store the personal information. There will be no transfer of personal data to our website and data controller. The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under: https://twitter.com/privacy
Upon activation of the LinkedIn icon, LinkedIn will assign this information to the LinkedIn user’s personal account and stores the personal information. There will be no transfer of personal data to our website and data controller. The applicable data protection provisions of LinkedIn may be accessed under: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Upon activation of the Facebook icon, Facebook (Meta) will assign this information to the Facebook user’s personal account and store the personal information. There will be no transfer of personal data to our website and data controller. The applicable data protection provisions of Facebook may be accessed under: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Upon activation of the Instagram icon, Instagram (Meta) will assign this information to the Instagram user’s personal account and store the personal information. There will be no transfer of personal data to our website and data controller. The applicable data protection provisions of Instagram may be accessed under: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388
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