What are browser cookies?

Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites. Cookies are created when a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. Computer Cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page. For more information see: www.allaboutcookies.org

What cookies are used on this website?

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Source Cookie Name Purpose Comments
Google Analytics __utma __utmb __utmc __utmv __utmz These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Nottingham Jobs cookie acceptance Nottingham_Jobs_cookies Accepted This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the Nottingham Jobs website. This cookie will expire after 12 months. Once you accept the use of cookies from the Nottingham Jobs website the dialoge box about the use of cookies will not be prompted to you again, if using the same browser.
Content Management System cookie exp_last_activity exp_last_visit__atuvc exp_last_activity exp_last_visit exp_perpage exp_tracker These cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to our site. They are not used for any specific purpose. Some of these cookies are deleted when a user closes their browser, the others have a variable expiry date. The supplier of Expression Engine, our content management system - the software we use to update our website, is working to allow more flexibility in the way users can control how cookies are set by their system.

How do I opt out?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.