Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you access the internet. Cookies do not harm your system.

If you do not consent to the use of cookies, you can normally adjust the settings on your browser to prevent the acceptance of cookies.  Please note that unless you have adjusted your browser settings to refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you are using our site.

Why do we use cookies?

This website, along with most others, uses cookies.

Cookies are a useful tool as they allow us to facilitate and improve the user experience by understanding how you use our website.  They help our website recognise your device and remember information about your visit like your preferences and settings.

Without cookies enabled we can’t guarantee that the website and all functionality will work as intended; this means certain parts of our site may not be available to you or display correctly.

None of the cookies we use collect your personal information and they can’t be used to identify you.

What cookies do we use?

Cookies can be either:

Session Cookies -  these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer.

Persistent Cookies - a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.

We may use some or all of the following types of cookie:

Strictly Necessary Cookies – a cookie which is essential to the operation of our site.

Analytics/Performance Cookies – a cookie which helps us understand how you use our site, for example how you navigate around it, what features you used and whether you encountered any error messages.

Functionality Cookies – a cookie which enables us to provide additional functions to you on our site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences.

Targeting/Marketing Cookies – a cookie which is used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. It may be used to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement.

We use the following first-party cookies which are set by the platform which powers our website (Volcanic):

  • volcanic_saved_jobs_id - This is used to store some jobs for users before they register on the website. These jobs can then be logged on the user’s account when they do register.
  • volcanic_rumble_uid - This cookie name is associated with Volcanic’s CMS platform tracking. It is used to track and record the unique actions of each user on the website. By default, it has no expiry date. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
  • _user_logged_in - This cookie name is associated with Volcanic’s CMS platform tracking. It is used to keep the user logged in if they leave the website and return. By default, it expires after the user’s session ends. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
  • _oliver_session - This cookie name is associated with Volcanic’s CMS platform tracking. It is used to track the user’s session on the website for Analytics. By default, it expires after the user’s session ends. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

By using our site you may also receive certain third-party cookies. Third party cookies are those placed by websites, services and/or parties other than us and are subject to their own data processing policies.

The only third party cookies we use are placed by Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and help us create a more useful and easy to use site. This is a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics collects information such as visitor numbers and the most popular pages.

Please be aware that by using social buttons such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share pages on our site, those sites may collect information about your internet activity (if you’re logged in to their site). You should refer to the privacy policy and cookie policy of the relevant site for information about how they use your information.

How can I control cookies?

Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a message on page requesting your consent to agree to Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.

Please follow the link below to find out how to control cookies in most mainstream browsers:


To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual.

Changes to this policy

We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of our site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

Any questions?

If you have any queries or concerns about this Cookie Policy, then please contact Helen Mason, Data Protection Officer: