Cookie Policy

This Global Careers site uses cookies.

Cookies are small files that are put on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the site and tell us how you are using the site. This helps us, if you want us to, provide you with job recommendations and alerts. The information cookies collect is based on your browsing device's IP-address (hardware identifier). 

These are the cookies we use and why.

1. Cookie type

One-time (for each page view) session cookie

Name: XSS Cookie

Purpose: Provides protection against security attack (cross-site scripting) and contains no candidate identifiable data

2. Cookie type

Persistent cookie

Purpose: Associates individual candidate behaviour with their candidate relationship management record

3. Cookie type

Temporary session cookie (lasting 20 minutes after last interaction)

Purpose: Associates the candidate’s online behaviour into “visits” or “sessions” and records them against their candidate relationship management record

4. Cookie type

Persistent Google Analytics (GA) cookie expiring after 2 years

Name: _ga

Purpose: Used to distinguish users

5. Cookie type

Temporary Google Analytics (GA) session cookie expiring after 10 minutes

Name: _gat_imperial

Purpose: Used to throttle request rate

6. Cookie type

Persistent Google Analytics (GA) cookie expiring after 1 year

Name: opt_out

Purpose: Blocks the Google Analytics code from being embedded on the page

7. Cookie type

Google Analytics (GA)
Analytical/performance cookies

Purpose: External and services are required for the websites. These two services do set own GA cookies too

8. Cookie type

Service cookies
Functionality cookies

Name: spamshield

Purpose: For preventing spam in forms (e.g. contact form, job application form)

9. Cookie type

Service cookies for website functions 
Strictly necessary cookies

Name: suppliertoken

Purpose: Session-related parameters which are necessary for registered website user accounts

10. Cookie type

Apache Server

Name: N/A

Purpose: Collecting IP addresses of visitors

Analytics cookies - our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service offered by Google, Inc (“Google”).  The cookies used by Google Analytics are third-party cookies referred to above, and help analyse how you use the website.  The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google will use this information to provide us with reports on website activity and other services relating to website activity.  For more information about how Google uses your personal information, please see Google’s Privacy & Terms.

For more choice about how your personal information is collected by Google Analytics, please go to the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add on here.

Using Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter

This website uses these third-party cookies when you share information to social media via the AddThis sharing button on our website or you engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. The social network will record that you have done this. Please note that third-party cookies used by social networks are not under our control so you should check their websites and cookie policies accordingly. The information is used for analytics purposes so we can better understand the content users are sharing.

How are cookies deleted?

To delete or stop cookies being placed on your device, please check the help menu of your internet browser.  Blocking cookies may reduce the functionality of this website.

For more information 

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Change cookie settings for this website

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