When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be set to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
• enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task.
• recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested.
• measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
What are Cookies?
Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.
The cookies we use on the GetStaffedUK & GetTrainedUK sites are session cookies. They help us to ensure the security of your application session, and can also keep you logged in to the GetStaffedUK & GetTrainedUK sites while you move between sections and pages on your account. Our session security cookies are designed to be very difficult to read, change, access or use except by us when you have an active session. They contain no personal information that can be used to identify you. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.
Third Party Cookies
The site uses Google Analytics which generates statistics about visitors and visits to the GetStaffedUK & GetTrainedUK sites and phone applications. These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics. This helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and server response times. That information helps us to improve the website and your application experience.
The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams within the company and Google and never shows any confidential information.
If you take the opportunity to ‘share’ our content with friends through social networks i.e Facebook and Twitter – you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
What if I don’t want to accept cookies?
You can choose to restrict or block the cookies set by GetStaffedUK or GetTrainedUK, or any website. You will need to do this through your browser settings.
Please note: if you block or restrict cookies on your machine, the GetStaffedUK & GetTrainedUK websites may be unable to function correctly.
You can also visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org for comprehensive information on how to block or restrict cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you’ll need to refer to your handset manual.
If you have any queries about the contents of the policy, please contact GETTRAINEDUK on 01772 921107, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.gettraineduk.co.uk
Monitoring and Review
Policy reviewed 23/01/2018 by Tom Havlin
This policy will be reviewed again 23/01/2019 by Tom Havlin or any appropriate policy or compliance manager.