Cookies

What is a “cookie”?

A “cookie” is a text file containing small amounts of information which a server downloads to your personal computer (PC) or mobile when you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:

www.allaboutcookies.org  and www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/

There are different types of cookies which are used to do different things, such as letting you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering preferences you have given a website, and improving your overall experience. Others are used to provide you with advertising which is more tailored to your interests, or to measure the number of site visits and the most popular pages users visit.

Session based cookies v. Persistent cookies

Some cookies are allocated to your PC only for the duration of your visit to a website, and these are called session based cookies. These automatically expire when you close down your browser.

Another type of cookie would remain on your PC for a period of time. These are known as “persistent” cookies.

The cookies used on careers.g4s.com, ukjobs.g4s.com and eventsjobsuk.g4s.com are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting

Types of cookies we use

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website.

For example these cookies will:

  • remember information you’ve entered on forms when you navigate to different pages in a single session,
  • identify you as logged in to the Website

These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

These cookies are not used to gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you or remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you disable these cookies we cannot guarantee or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

 

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as ‘strictly necessary’.

“Strictly necessary” cookies provided by TribePad, Talent on View Limited

TribePad – this allows you to login to our TribePad social recruitment management platform.

trackerToken-4 – this is similar to Google  Analytics but specifically allows us to determine from which of our marketing activities you found our website.

visitToken-4 – this is similar to Google  Analytics but specifically allows us to determine from which of our marketing activities you found our website.

cookillian_opt_in / cookillian_opt_out – this simply allows us to remember whether you had cookies turned off or on for our site to help us keep as much functionality working as possible for you.

 

“Strictly necessary” cookies provided by third parties

Google features for generating maps and CAPTCHA images

 PREF, NID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, SS, SID

Description

These cookies are used by Google to generate images for maps (to show you where our jobs are) or to generate a CAPTCHA images to help protect our site from “spambots”.  Without these cookies we would not be able to register your account and you would not be able to see maps for each job.

 Share pages with your social network

(twitter) guest_id, k, _twitter_sess, original_referer,

(facebook) datr, lu,

(g+1) PREF, SID, HSID, SSID

Description

These cookies are used by the social networks to allow you to share any of our pages with your network – however, nothing is shared without your explicit request to do so.

Performance cookies

‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors.  We use these only to improve our site or measure response rates. All information collected by these cookies is anonymous and does not in any way impact on your privacy. We need to use them to maintain our site’s effectiveness and ease of use and to improve how our website works, understand what interests our users or measure how effective certain features of our Website are.  For example we use these to provide statistics on how our Website is used, to provide feedback to partners that one of our visitors also visited their website. This lets our partners improve their website, but we don’t allow our partners to reuse this information for further advertising.  We also use performance cookies to help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur or test different designs of our website.

In some cases, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed in the previous paragraph.

Using our site indicates that you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

 

Here is a list of cookies we classify as “performance cookies”

Performance  cookies provided by Talent on View Limited

trackerToken-4 – this is similar to Google  Analytics but specifically allows us to determine which of our marketing activities from which you found our website.

visitToken-4 – this is similar to Google  Analytics but specifically allows us to determine which of our marketing activities from which you found our website.

 

Performance cookies provided by third parties

Google Analytics

Cookies: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz.

Description

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us see how our website is used. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the website, how the website is found (for example, from a search engine or from a job board), and which pages are most (and least) frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from every visitor to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

Functionality cookies

‘Functionality’ cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings and choices you make to improve your experience during your visit.

For example, these cookies;

  • show you when you are logged into the website,
  • will remember your log-in details,
  • will remember the settings you’ve applied such as preferences,
  • will remember whether we’ve already asked you if you want to fill in a survey,
  • measure traffic received from various websites.

Functionality cookies collect non-identifiable data. No personal details are stored in this process and the information collected is only used in aggregate. We sometimes share some of the information with partners to provide a service on our website. In addition, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties. In any case, the information shared or collected by third parties is only to be used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we can’t offer you some services, and will reduce the support we can offer you. It’s also possible that preventing these cookies stops us remembering that you didn’t want a specific service or feature.

 

Here is a list of cookies we classify as “functionality cookies”

Functionality cookies provided by Talent on View Limited

TribePad – this allows you to login to our social recruitment management platform.

cookillian_opt_in / cookillian_opt_out 
– this simply allows us to remember whether you had cookies turned off or on for our site to help us keep as much functionality working as possible for you.

SP.NET_SessionId, UserID They do not contain any personal information and are automatically deleted when you close your internet browser.

Help contact form: SnapABugUserEmail, SnapABugVisit, SnapABugRef, SnapABugHistory These cookies do not contain any personal information.

Brightcove cookies: AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitStartTime, AkamaiAnalytics_VisitLastCloseTime, AkamaiAnalytics_VisitCookie, AkamaiAnalytics_VisitIsPlaying, AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitMetricsCsv, AkamaiAnalytics_BrowserSessionId, AkamaiAnalyticsDO_bitRateBucketsCsv, BC_BANDWIDTH, clientLastHTimes, clientLastPTimes,

Youtube cookies: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, demographics, HSID, use_hitbox, LOGIN_INFO, SID, PREF

Cascaid.co.uk cookies: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

jtp.abintegro.com cookies: CurrencySetting, Referrer, ASP.NET_SessionId, LocaleSetting, ASPDNSFGUID, IsLogged, JTPUserState, JTPUserName, SkinID, mSkinID, sLanguage, myPageMode, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

Facebook cookies: datr, lsd

indeed.co.uk cookies: CTK, RF, DCT, JSESSIONID, INDEED_CSRF_TOKEN, BIGipServerglobal_pool, APILQ, PUBREF, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv

Alertdata.co.uk cookies: PHPSESSID

Previewshots.com cookies: spa, user, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

LinkedIn cookies: bcookie, __qca, __utma, __utmz, __utmv, _leo_profile, _lipt, bcookie, __qca, __utma, __utmz, __utmv, visit, _leo_profile, _lipt, leo_auth_token, JSESSIONID, lang

Targeting cookies (not used on our Website)

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

We do not use targeting cookies

 

How we collect your consent

When you enter careers.g4s.com, ukjobs.g4s.com and eventsjobsuk.g4s.com for the first time, you will see the following notice:

Cookies ICO Regulations  - permission popup

Having seen this notice, and having read the Cookies section of our Privacy Policy if you make no changes to the existing cookie settings we have provided we will take this as your agreement to those settings as we have told you about them and we assume you are happy with them.

There will also be two buttons; ‘Keep all cookies enabled’ and ‘Turn cookies off’. If someone accepts, the pop up will disappear and cookies will remain. If someone declines the pop up will disappear and performance cookies will be inactivated. This means we will not be able to know which link or which website you came from such as G4S.com or third party websites.

Browser settings

In addition to using the icons, cookies can also be removed from your PC using browser settings but there will still be some deterioration in the service you receive (for example, you may receive many pop up boxes containing the same advertisements or you may not be able to access a page you earlier personalised).

Your browser lets you choose whether to accept, not to accept or to be warned before accepting cookies. These can be found in the advanced preferences.

If you delete all your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again.

If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.