What Is a Cookie?
A "cookie" is a piece of information stored on your computer's hard drive that records your navigation on a website. They are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient. For example, on a repeat visit to this website, you may be presented with tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies may also be used to analyze traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by almost all websites and are completely harmless to your system. If you want to check or change which types of cookies you want to accept, this can usually be changed in your browser settings.
Cookies are primarily used to support the functionality of websites, and so like most websites, we place cookies on your computer or other device when you visit our website. This improves the user experience and allows us to optimize our website. To do this, we measure visitor traffic and other internal management purposes.
We place targeted, relevant banner advertisements on a number of recognized whitelist sites around the world in order to provide you with job opportunities and content that we believe will be of interest to you. There is no collection of your identifiable personal information through advertising campaigns or advertising tracking technology.
Cookies are either:
Session cookies: these are stored on your computer only during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser - they store an anonymous session ID that allows you to browse a website without having to log in to each page, but they do not collect any information from your computer;
Persistent cookies: A persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you revisit that website. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics and for personalization.
Cookies can also be categorized as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, for example when applying for a job, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not collect information about you that could be used for marketing purposes or remember where you have been on the internet.
- Performance cookies: These cookies allow us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources, and see which parts of the site are most popular.
- Functionality cookies: these cookies allow our website to remember choices you have made (for example, your username, language, or the region you are in) and to provide advanced functionality. For example, we may send you messages or updates relevant to the services you are using. These cookies may also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font, and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you request, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized.
- Personalization cookies: these cookies help us to publish details of potential job opportunities that we think may be of interest. These cookies are persistent as long as you are registered with us and mean that when you log in or return to the website, you may see advertisements for jobs that are similar to the jobs you zhave previously searched.