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How we use cookies

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site. In addition:

  • certain cookies are essential to the proper functioning of the website
  • we don't track your personal activities when you're not on our website
  • we use analytics cookies to help us understand what content is most useful to our visitors

The type of cookies we use

The type of cookies we use on this website are for:

  • security - these cookies help to ensure your account is secure
  • preference - these cookies are used to store your preferences like language choice and display of job search results
  • analytics - we track site traffic patterns so we can identify popular site content and potential site problems


Universal Jobmatch cookies do not store personal data

Your choices regarding cookies

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Cookies on jobsearch.direct.gov.uk

Cookie name Purpose Expires
CookieBanner This cookie is used to remember if you accepted the use of cookies by the site by dismissing the cookie banner. 120 months
WTLOPTOUT This cookie is used to remember if you have chosen to disable the use of analytics cookies. 120 months
ijsapplyhisttime This cookie is used to track the time since your last job apply action. When you close the browser.
[CountryIdentifier]_JSRadius This cookie allows the site to remember the radius in miles from the location entered in the job search form. When you close the browser.
jsCrit This cookie allows the site to remember the last job search parameters like keyword, location, job title, radius, radius unit, and page. 12 months
SortBy This cookie allows the site to remember the sort criteria used on the job results page. 12 months
style This cookie allows the site to remember the text size you've set. 120 months
mvcnav_00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 This cookie allows the site to remember your position in site flows to guide you thorough site navigation. When you close the browser.
Monster.GlobalFramework.Authentication.FormsAuthentication.Auth This cookie is used for tracking of secure authentication status. When you close the browser.
LAST_AUTHENTICATED_USER This cookie allows the site to remember data about the last time you logged in. 60 days
FedParticipant This cookie is used for tracking of secure authentication status; specifically the location and status of the Government Gateway authentication services. When you close the browser.
Claim This cookie is used for tracking of secure authentication status; specifically data from Government Gateway authentication services. When you close the browser.
SRU This cookie allows the site to remember the proper URL to send you after a Login or Logout from Government Gateway. When you close the browser.
MyCtx This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.

Analytics Cookies

Cookie name Purpose Expires
WT_FPC These are analytics cookies that collect information about how people use this site. 120 months

Analytics cookies are used to help us understand what content is most useful to our visitors so we can provide you with the best experience while using our site. These cookies do not access or store any personal data. They are harmless cookies that collect information about website usage. For example, how often individual pages are being visited.

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Cookies introduced by Government Gateway

Cookie name Purpose Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId These cookies enable you to login / stay logged in securely via Government Gateway. When you close the browser.
SIDPCookie These cookies enable you to login / stay logged in securely via Government Gateway. When you close the browser.
BrokerCookie These cookies enable you to login / stay logged in securely via Government Gateway. When you close the browser.

Cookies previously used by jobsearch.direct.gov.uk

Cookie name Purpose Expires
ACOOKIE This was an analytics cookie that collected information about how people used the site. 120 months
cApproved This cookie was used to remember if you were shown the cookie banner message the first time you visited the site. 120 months

These are cookies that have previously been placed on your machine by Universal Jobmatch. We no longer use these cookies but cannot delete them from your machine. If you would like information on how to delete cookies from your machine, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Cookies on jobvacancies.businesslink.gov.uk

Cookie name Purpose Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you’ve already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.
LAST_AUTHENTICATED_USER This cookie allows the site to remember data about the last time you logged in. 24 hours
MHX_USER_CONTEXT_P This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. 1 year
MHX_USER_CONTEXT_S This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.
NextGenSessionCookieV1 This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. When you close the browser.
pid This cookie allows the service to remember products you have viewed. When you close the browser.
ShoppingCart This cookie allows the service to remember shopping cart information. When you close the browser.
SPLIT_BILLING_OPTION15808147 This cookie allows the service to remember shopping cart billing information. 1 hour
UpsellFlow This cookie allows the service to remember upsell information. When you close the browser.
upsellParams This cookie allows the service to remember upsell information. Session
NextGenCookieV1sog This cookie allows the service to remember selections and preferences that you've already made or information that you've already given. 2 hours

Cookies to prevent a cross-site forgery attempt

Cookie name Purpose Expires
__RequestVerificationToken This cookie allows the site to prevent a cross-site request forgery attempt. When you close the browser.
CsrfToken This cookie allows the site to prevent a cross-site request forgery attempt. When you close the browser.

Cookies used to measure the use of Universal Jobmatch

Cookie name Purpose Expires
ACOOKIE These are analytics cookies which collect information about how people use this site. 120 months
WT_FPC These are analytics cookies which collect information about how people use this site. 10 years

Cookies used for the tracking of Secure Authentication Status

Cookie name Purpose Expires
.ASPXANONYMOUS This cookie is used for tracking of secure authentication status. 2 months
MNSCoyoteP This cookie is used for tracking of secure authentication status. 3 years
MNSCoyoteRes This cookie is used for tracking of secure authentication status. When you close the browser.
MNSCoyoteS This cookie is used for tracking of secure authentication status. When you close the browser.
Monster.GlobalFramework.Authentication.FormsAuthentication.Auth This cookie is used for tracking of secure authentication status. When you close the browser.
vsc This cookie is used for tracking of secure authentication status. 1 year
FedParticipant This cookie is used for tracking of secure authentication status; specifically the location and status of the Government Gateway authentication services. Session
Claim This cookie is used for tracking of secure authentication status; specifically data from Government Gateway authentication services. Session