Cookies | Zoek UK
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What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to as a “device”) browser from a website and stored on your device. Further general information on cookies can be found at aboutcookies.org.
We also use other tracking technologies like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking beacons” or “clear gifs”) and local storage. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our websites or opened an email that we have sent them.
How are they used?
Cookies enable us and our partner organisations to identify your device when you access our website. The information they contain can then be used to:
- Personalise the website by storing the preferences a user selects for our website;
- Store information as part of the function of our website, such as jobs cart contents;
- Restrict access to registered user’s data and limit access to “paid for” services;
- Collect aggregated statistical information about the use of our website;
- Perform analytics and deliver advertising and marketing that is relevant to you.
What information do they contain?
Cookie can contain information about what you have done on our website, for example whether you have pressed a particular button or viewed a particular page. There are a few instances where we need to record more detailed information in the cookie, for example the cookie we use to indicate that you are logged into our website. In this case we store your unique identifier and time that you logged in. In such cases the contents of the cookie are encrypted, meaning that only our website can read that information.
How do I control cookies?
You have the opportunity to set your device’s browser to accept all cookies, to ask you when the websites sends a cookie, or not to receive cookies at any time. Not allowing cookies means that certain features of our website will not work and accordingly you might not be able to take full advantage of all of our services. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Here are some links that might be of assistance:
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
You can also find up-to-date information clearly explaining how to control or delete cookies on your Windows PC or Apple Mac at aboutcookies.org. To control or delete cookies on your mobile phone, please refer to the manufacturer’s documentation.
Why does our website use 3rd party cookies?
Types of Cookies We Use
User Interface elements
Cookies that allow us to identify what areas of our website are being visited.
User Identification and Preferences
Cookies that allow us to individualise the site based on the user.
To improve our services, we will run tests that require cookies to direct users to new features and track results.
As we use many servers, we store temporary data in cookies that such as jobs you may apply for later.
Settings and identifiers that allow you to revisit our website and have our website recognise you.
Generic Cookie Types
- User Personalisation Cookies
- Analytics Cookies
- Website Management Cookies
- Session Cookies
- Persistent Cookies
In the tables below you can see a description of each cookie that we use, what it does and when its expires.
|PHPSESSID||.zoek.uk||Used for managing user’s session on the website.||
|remember_me||.zoek.uk||Used for maintaining a user’s login across sessions.||
|Refresh_token||.zoek.uk||Maintains a user’s session||
|_gat, _gat_UA_77860425_1||.zoek.uk||Set by Google. Used for Google Tag Manager.||
|_ga||.zoek.uk||Used to distinguish users on the Google Analytics platform.||
|_gid||.zoek.uk||Used to distinguish users on the Google Analytics platform.||
|__cfduid||.jquery.com, .cloudflare.com||Used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from as part of the security layer for jquery’s CDN||
|_wpfuuid||.zoek.uk||Set by WordPress. Used for the functionality of our contact forms.||
|1P_JAR, CONSENT, NID||.gstatic.com||Set by Google. This group sets a unique ID to remember your preferences and other information such as website statistics and track conversion rates. Google’s policies can be viewed at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types||
|_hjIncludedInSample||.zoek.uk||Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.||
|_hjid||.zoek.uk||Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.||
|ajs_anonymous_id||.zoek.uk||Segment. Counts how many people visit the site by tracking if you have visited before.||
|_gcl_au||.hotjar.com||party cookie for “Conversion Linker” functionality – it takes information in ad clicks and stores it in a first-party cookie so that conversions can be attributed outside the landing page.||
|__hssc||.hotjar.com||Hubspot cookie for keeping track of sessions. This is used to determine if we should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie.||
|__hssrc||.hotjar.com||Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set.||
|__hstc||.hotjar.com||The main cookie for tracking visitors.||
|cookiebar||.zoek.uk||Used to record a user’s cookie preferences.||
|criteo_write_test||.zoek.uk||Criteo cookie used to identify the visitor across visits and devices for the purposes of serving to advertise.||
|cto_bundle, cto_lwid||.zoek.uk||Criteo cookie which collects visitor behaviour to display more relevant ads.||
|_cioid, _cio||.zoek.uk||Customer.io cookies used to improve customer interaction on the site||
As with most websites, we use Google Analytics to monitor how our website is used. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and generates reports detailing information such as the number of visits to the system, where visitors generally came from, how long they stayed on the system, and which pages they visited. Google Analytics places several persistent cookies on your computer’s hard drive. These do not collect any personal data. If you do not agree to this you can disable persistent cookies in your browser. This will prevent Google Analytics from logging your visits.
Questions, comments and requests regarding our Cookies Policy should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or write to us at Zoek Applications Ltd, The Old Shippon, Moseley Hall Farm, Chelford Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8RB.
Cookies Policy last updated 1 September 2020