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Cookies Policy

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your device by a web browser (e.g Internet Explorer) that may hold information about your previous visits to our site and may contain personal data relating to you. We use this information to offer you a more personal browsing experience and to enhance your use of our websites. By using our site you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. For more information on privacy, personal data and cookies, visit the official ICO website at www.ico.gov.uk, or for Ireland the official DPC website www.dataprotection.ie.

What do cookies do?

Cookies perform many different tasks within our website; however their key role is to remember your preferences so we can give you an improved service. If you've ever placed items in your basket, had to leave our site and returned later to find the items still in your basket, this is an example of one of our cookies in action. Cookies also ensure that any adverts you see online both on our website and on third party websites will be more relevant to your interests.

How do cookies help when you visit our site?

Cookies allow us to treat you as an individual; using knowledge gained from your previous visits and preferences we can tailor our site so that it is more personal to you, allows you greater interactivity and is easier to use.

Why are we telling you this?

To ensure you are completely aware of the types of cookies we use and to enable us to continue to bring you the best possible website experience, we are giving you a detailed outline of the cookies we use and their unique role in your website experience.

Types of cookies

  • Strictly necessary cookies - These cookies enable you to navigate our site and gain full access to its features and secure areas. Without these cookies the website may fail to operate correctly.
     
  • Performance cookies - These cookies remember information about how you and other visitors use our website. This gives us vital information such as which pages are visited most often and if visitors are receiving error messages from certain pages. The role of these cookies is to allow us to analyse and improve the performance of our website ensuring you receive a consistent look, feel and experience. Performance cookies (often known as web analytic cookies) don't collect any information that identifies the visitor and all information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
     
  • Functionality cookies - These would be used for remembering choices you make using the website, eg a username, language choice, etc.
     
  • Targeting or advertising cookies - These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to your personal interests. Alongside this, they limit the amount of times you see an advert and measure the effectiveness of adverts. This means you won't keep seeing irrelevant adverts or the same adverts over and over. These cookies are usually placed by trusted third parties (such as advertising networks) who we have a relationship with. They remember that you have visited a website and what pages you have viewed and the information within the cookie is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. These third parties may combine data which we share with data from other sources such as other websites or mobile applications. This combined data may then be used to ensure that we can better target you with products and services that are relevant to you. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations that generate the advert. In line with Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) guidelines, all our adverts carry the clearly displayed AdChoices icon. Clicking the AdChoices icon will give you access to information about privacy and behavioural advertising and allow you to quickly opt out of receiving further adverts. For more information visit www.youradchoices.com or to learn more about the IAB’s Online Behavioural Advertising Framework click here. Please note that by opting out of receiving adverts from one browser, device or app will not necessarily opt you out of all such adverts from all browsers, devices or apps

Cookie List

Below is a full list of cookies employed (by category) and how long they persist (retention periods). For more detailed information and a full list of cookies employed (by category), their purpose, description of individual cookies and how long they persist please visit our Privacy Preference Centre, or select “Cookie Settings” on the cookie banner.

Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie Name Description Duration Type Domain
exp_csrf_token Automatically set by the website Content Management System software to add extra anti-hacker security to any forms within the website (functionality currently unused) 2 hours 1st Party .hsscareers.co.uk
exp_last_activity Automatically set by the website Content Management System software to record the date and time of the last interaction you had with the website (functionality currently unused). 1 year 1st Party .hsscareers.co.uk
exp_last_visit Automatically set by the website Content Management System software to record the date and time of the last visit you had to the website (functionality currently unused). 1 year 1st Party .hsscareers.co.uk
OptanonAlertBoxClosed Used by the OneTrust cookie consent system to hide the cookie consent popup on subsequent pages/visits. 1 year 1st Party .hsscareers.co.uk
OptanonConsent Used by the OneTrust cookie consent system to remember your cookie preferences on subsequent pages/visits. 1 year 1st Party .hsscareers.co.uk

Performance cookies (optional)

We use Google Analytics on this website to record and report upon visitor numbers, demographics and how they change over time. The following cookies are set unless you chose to switch off the setting of Analytics cookies.

Cookie Name Description Duration Type Domain
_ga Identifier used by Google Analytics to uniquely identify you.  View Google's policy on this. 2 years 1st Party .hsscareers.co.uk
_gid Identifier used by Google Analytics to uniquely identify you. View Google's policy on this. 1 day 1st Party .hsscareers.co.uk
_gat_UA-96351599-2 Used by Google Analytics to limit the request rate to their service. View Google's policy on this. A few seconds 1st Party .hsscareers.co.uk

Targeting or advertising cookies (optional)

When we advertise roles on 3rd party websites, often we will use tracking to record the effectiveness of advertising campaigns - for example how many people went on to apply for a given role based on where it was advertised on the internet. The following cookies are set unless you chose to switch off the setting of Tracking cookies.

Cookie Name Description Duration Type Domain
_fbp  This cookie will help deliver our advertising to people who have already visited our website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising. View Facebook's policy on this. 90 days 1st Party .hsscareers.co.uk
fr Facebook contains browser and user unique ID for advertising. View Facebook's policy on this. 90 days 3rd Party .facebook.com
(Blank cookie name) View Facebook's policy on this. Session 3rd Party .facebook.com
_gcl_au, _gcl_* Used by Google Ads to help target ads at relevant visitors to the site. View Google's policy on this. 90 days 1st Party .hsscareers.co.uk
*.linkedin.com

Various cookies may be placed to help target LinkedIn adverts at visitors to the site. More info: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-table

  1st & 3rd Party see linkedin
CONSENT YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites. View Google's policy on this. 2 years 3rd Party .youtube.com
GPS YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites. View Google's policy on this. A few seconds 3rd Party .youtube.com
YSC Youtube collects user data through videos embedded in websites. View Google's policy on this. Session 3rd Party .youtube.com
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Youtube cookie used as a unique identifier to track videos viewed. View Google's policy on this. 6 Months 3rd Party .youtube.com
test_cookie Doubleclick (Google) = real-time bidding advertising exchange. View Google's policy on this. 15 minutes 3rd Party doubleclick.net

Further Information

More information about how we protect and process your personal data can be found in our Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.