Cookie Regulations

Where possible we do not use cookies unless you have given us consent to do so.  If you see our information bar about cookies at the top of this page - it means your visit is not being tracked in any way.

If you have given your consent then the following types of cookies may be placed on your device:

We use Google Analytics tracking cookies to collect anonymous traffic data about your use of this website.

This information is stored by Google and subject to their privacy policy, which can be viewed here:

Google Analytics collects information such as pages you visit on this site, the browser and operating system you use and time spent viewing pages.

The purpose of this information is to help us improve the site for future visitors.

The site also makes use of a session cookie called PHPSESSID.  This cookie is necessary for site functionality and is set even if you do not give your consent.  It is held temporarily in memory and is deleted when the web browser is closed.  This cookie contains no personally identifiable information.

If you have previously given consent to our use of cookies and would like to withdraw it, you only need to delete the existing cookies for the site in your browser.  If you return to the site after that - we will not be using cookies or collecting any information about you.

The following cookies are set by Google Analyitcs:

__utma Cookie
A persistent cookie - remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning visit). This also includes Days and Visits to purchase calculations which afford ecommerce websites with data intelligence around purchasing sales funnels.

__utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookies
These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.

Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page. A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. Given__utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired.

This is a standard 'grace period' in web analytics. Ominture and WebTrends among many others follow the same procedure.

__utmz Cookie
Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine (organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data.

This cookie lasts six months. In tracking terms this Cookie is perhaps the most important as it will tell you about your traffic and help with conversion information such as what source / medium / keyword to attribute for a Goal Conversion.

__utmv Cookie
Google __utmv Cookie lasts "forever". It is a persistant cookie. It is used for segmentation, data experimentation and the __utmv works hand in hand with the __utmz cookie to improve cookie targeting capabilities.

Detailed information about our first party cookies

What is the cookie called?What does it do?Where is it?When does it expire?What is its type?Where can I find more information?
step{id}Stores the current page for the applicationCareers section30 daysFirst party / Persistent
applications{id}Stores a unique MD5 hash for the current career applicationCareers section30 daysFirst party / Persistent
cedar_cookie_regulationsStores 'agreed' once the user has allowed cookiesEverypage30 daysFirst party / Persistent


Detailed information about third party cookies

Organisation setting the cookieWhat does it do?Where is it?When does it expire?What is its type?Where can I find more information?
AddThisThe __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis.Everypage2 yearsThird party /