What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be saved on your phone, tablet or computer. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.  The cookies that we use do not record any personal information whatsoever - they only tell us your device's IP Address and where you are in the country. A cookie in no way gives us access to your device or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

General information about controlling Cookies (browser specific)

Google Chrome: How to manage cookies with Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge: How to manage cookies with Microsoft Edge

Apple Safari:  How to manage cookies with Safari on Mac / How to manage cookies with Safari on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Mozilla Firefox: How to manage cookies with Firefox

Links to other websites

Our website does contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Our use of cookies

Essential cookies

When you visit our website, we inform you that we use cookies via a pop-up message because we are required to do so. When you set your Cookie Preferences on our website, we set an additional cookie which holds these preferences. This prevents the cookie pop-up from appearing again, and ensures that only the cookies you select are used each time you visit our website.

Our web recruitment software (iTrent) also sets some essential cookies which are used for the core functionality of the system, such as viewing and applying for vacancies, and the login/registration functions.

Additional cookies

We use Google Analytics cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. If you Decline additional cookies, this will be switched off.

Your cookie preferences

You will be asked for your cookie preferences when you visit our website.

Once these are set, you can use the 'change cookie preferences' link to update your preferences at any time.

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