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The NHS Jobs puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) on to your computer.

We use cookies to:

  • record the notifications you've seen so we do not show them again
  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your activity

These cookies are not used to identify you personally.

You'll see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out how to manage cookies.

Our cookie message

You will see a message about cookies when you first visit the NHS Jobs site. We'll store a cookie so that your computer knows you've seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
seen_cookie_message savesAMessgae 28 days

CSRF Token

We use a CSRF token cookie to validate that the request has originated from our site.

Name Purpose Expires
_csrf Validates that the request is from our site on page reload

NHS Jobs Candidate

We use this token to store your user session including you're login session and application session.

Name Purpose Expires
nhs-jobs-candidate Saves your unique user session to keep you logged in 4 hours

Measuring website usage with Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site.

We do not collect or store your personal information, so this data cannot be used to identify who you are. For more information visit our policy privacy page.

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit the NHS Jobs site by tracking if you've visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit the NHS Jobs site by tracking if you've visited before 24 hours
_gat This is used to limit the rate at which page view requests are recorded by Google 1 minute