How Cookies Work on Our Site
This policy is to provide website users with information on cookies, how Shirley Parsons make use of them, how they relate to your privacy online and to ensure you are fully aware of the cookies we use, allowing you to make an informed choice about your continued acceptance of cookies.
Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003
Data protection Act 1998
EU General data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – from 25 May 2018
What are Cookies and how do we use them?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website to make the website work and make a user's experience more efficient.
We collect your data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings in your browser, with your website preferences and where you have provided consent.
Cookies are broadly categorised by their type and how we use them as follows;
· Strictly necessary cookies - required for the normal website functions. Enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. These cookies do not store any personal data, or gather information that could be used to advertise services to you.
· Functionality & Preference cookies – used to remember your settings to improve your website visit, provide services and allow certain items to operate such as allowing YouTube videos to play and integration with social networking sites. These cookies may be provided by 3rd party providers.
· Performance / Statistics cookies - used to count visits and traffic sources, record your navigation of a website, so that when you revisit that website it can present tailored options based on your last visit. These cookies also help us to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously (web analytics / statistics), so that we can continually improve our services. These cookies may be provided by 3rd party providers.
· Marketing cookies - used to display adverts that are relevant to you and your interests and be engaging for each individual user, based on your website activities. These cookies may be from 3rd party advertisers.
Data passed by cookies will never contain your name, address, telephone number or payment details. Certain cookies identify your IP address (uniquely identify a device and approximate location), which is treated as personal data under the GDPR.
We also share information about your use of our site with our advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.
What Cookies do we use?
See Cookie List section for details.
If you want to know about data collected by third parties when you click on their adverts, you should check their privacy notice to find out what they collect, how they process it and what they use it for.
Certain 'Functional' 3rd party cookies such as those from Google and Twitter may also be used by the 3rd party to target advertising. For more information regarding 3rd Party cookies from Google and Twitter please refer to www.twitter.com/privacy and www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
Opting-in to Cookies
Turning off and deleting Cookies
Most web browsers will allow you to see what cookies you've got, to clear them individually, clear all of them or provide the option to turn off or disallow cookies, so you can manage your cookies. Instructions are usually found in a browser's 'Help' menu.
Note that if you decide to block all cookies on your browser, you may be unable to access all or parts of the Website. In addition you may also clear ‘opt-in’ cookie settings, therefore changing your website preferences and in this instance you would need to choose again.
By continuing to use the Website after the posting of such changes, you will be deemed to have accepted those changes.
This list provides the key cookies used on our sites (including 3rd party cookies) and what they do.
Strictly necessary cookies
ASP.NET_SessionId , MPATS_SessionId and .AspNet.ApplicationCookie
These cookies are created uniquely for you when you access our web site. The cookies allows us to identify you as a visitor to the Website, allows our site to remember some temporary information between pages and allows us to determine if a user has accepted the cookie(s) for the website and manage our cookie notice banners.
Used for load balancing. Identifies the server that delivered the last page to the browser. Improves the performance of the website.
Identifies the user and allows authentication.
Anti forgery protection.
Keeps you logged in so that you can apply for multiple jobs without re-entering your details
GOOGLE & TWITTER
Integrates with social networking sites such as Google and Twitter to allow you to share content from our site onto theirs.
Stores the region currently viewed by you. The cookie allows us to display the relevant regional pages based on the region you selected.
candvacrowNum, cvsdbowNum, adrowNum
Used when displaying grids for viewing candidates & adverts. Improves performance and usability of the website.
Performance / Statistics cookies:
GOOGLE TAG MANAGER
Allow us to track events and produce analytics on use of our site.
GOOGLE ANALYTICS (_ga)
We use these 3rd party cookies to collect information and statistics (create reports in Google Analytics) about how visitors use the website such as;
o the number of visitors to the Website
o whether visitors have previously been to the Website
o where visitors have come to the Website from
o the pages they visited.
To learn more about these Google Analytics services and how to opt out, please visit the following site: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Preference & Marketing cookies
Collects data for reports to give insight into characteristics of web users e.g. first time or repeat website use and ‘audience’ behaviour in response to our marketing.
GOOGLE DYNAMIC REMARKETING
Allows us to create remarketing ‘audiences’ based on user behaviours on our site and then remarket through advert accounts like AdWords.
Show adverts to website visitors as they browse sites and apps.
GOOGLE ADWORDS CONVERSION
Shows us what happens after you (web user / customer) interacts with adverts e.g. whether you signed up for our newsletter or called our business.