Cookies Policy

Our website uses Cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.  By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of Cookies.

What do we use Cookies for?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by your browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Safari or Chrome) on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. We use Cookies for the website to function effectively, to make our website easier to use and to better tailor our jobs to your interests and needs. They help our website recognise your device and remember information about your visit like your preferences, settings and how you use our website.

We use Cookies to monitor user sessions on our website. We may generate statistics about how many people visit our site and what they look at. We may use web logs, Cookies and services such as Google Analytics to do this. This enables us to keep our site relevant and useful, however, generally this information will not identify you. To the extent that such information is personal data, it will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy http://www.formativesearch.com/privacy-policy

What Cookie types do we use?

As a business we use ‘first-party’ Cookies i.e. Cookies placed directly by us onto our website and we do not use or work with third parties in this regard.  Many websites allow for ‘third party’ Cookies to be set and these third parties collect data directly from your web browser; such data processing is e subject to their own privacy and Cookies policies.

Cookies are either:

Session Cookies – which allow websites to link your actions during a browser session. We may use these for a variety of purposes such as remembering what you clicked on, on the previous page visited. These session Cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term; or

Persistent Cookies – which are stored on your device in between browser sessions and allow your preferences or actions across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. These Cookies do not expire once the browsing session closes and remain on your device until an expiration date set by the source of the Cookie.

What are the categories of the Cookies we use?

Essential Cookies: These Cookies are essential to make our website work correctly, they enable you to move around our website and use our features. These Cookies are necessary for the provision of our services and if you do not want us to collect such information, you must cease using our website immediately.

Performance Cookies: These Cookies help us understand how you interact with our website, by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our website.

Functionality Cookies: These Cookies allow our website to remember if you have previously visited our site or the choices you make (such as your user name, language, region or preferences) to provide a more personalised online experience.

Targeting Cookies: these Cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.  We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.

The Volcanic platform, which our websites are hosted on, uses the Cookies set out below:

•    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 users account when they do register.

•    volcanic_rumble_uid - this Cookie is associated with Volcanic’s Content Management System (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 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 users 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 users session on the website for Analytics. By default it expires after the users session ends. The main purpose of this Cookie is performance.

How do you manage Cookies?

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept Cookies. You can change the settings to manage Cookies being sent to your device. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Disable Cookies in Internet Explorer >> Click here

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Click here for more information on Cookies and how to manage them.

Google opt-out - website users who don’t want their data collected with Google Analytics can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This is compatible with all major browsers and can be downloaded and installed via the Google Analytics opt-out page.

Contact us    
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Cookie Policy, please contact us at hello@formativesearch.com