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What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's computer. It is generated by a web page server (which is basically the computer that operates the web site) and can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tells a web site when the user has returned.

Cookies can't harm your computer and we don't store any personally identifiable information about you on any of our cookies.

Why do we use cookies on reed.co.uk?

reed.co.uk uses two types of cookies: cookies set by reed.co.uk and cookies set by third parties (i.e. other websites or services).

reed.co.uk cookies enable us to keep you signed in to your account throughout your visit and to tailor the information displayed on the site to your preferences, such as recommending jobs.

We also use third party cookies to help deliver relevant jobs, courses and advertising both on reed.co.uk and on other websites, to integrate content with social networks, such as Facebook and Google+, and to better understand how the features and functions of the site are used in order that we can improve our service.

If you would like more information about the cookies we use, as well as details on how to opt-out, please see below.

What cookies do we use on reed.co.uk?

Below is a list of the main cookies set by reed.co.uk, and what each is used for:

  • Cookie namePurpose
  • ReedJobSearchShowMoreOptionsIf you select 'More options' in the job search bar, this cookie remembers that you prefer to see more search options
  • ReedRecentJobSearchsRemembers the last ten searches you've run on reed.co.uk and displays them on the homepage
  • ReedSavedJobsRemembers any jobs you've saved when you're signed out of your account. When you sign in, the jobs are saved to your account and the cookie is deleted
  • ReedHomepageSelTabIf you select a tab on the homepage (e.g. specialisms, locations, international jobs or recommended jobs) this cookie remembers your preferred tab and displays it by default on your next visit
  • ReedPageSizeRemembers the number of jobs per page you selected on search results and displays this on your next visit
  • Reed_ASP.NET_SessionIdRemembers your session – used to display 'back to search results' links and other session specific information
  • reed.co.ukV10AuthKeeps you signed in to your account once you've signed in
  • RequestVerificationToken_LW__Provides security in requests and form submissions

Cookies set by third parties

reed.co.uk works with a number of third parties to provide services which help us to keep the website tailored to our users' needs. Some of these partners use cookies to help them deliver these services. A list of third party cookies can be found below:

  • Cookie namePurpose
  • TinyMCEAllows text to be pasted into the covering letter on job applications To reject or delete these cookies: http://tinymcesupport.com/privacy
  • WebtrendsWebtrends collects anonymous statistical data about how you use reed.co.uk. The data collected includes information about visits, searches and page views. Webtrends uses cookies, log file data and code to provide this information. The information collected is used to track the performance of reed.co.uk and to help us improve the service we offer to you. To reject or delete these cookies: http://webtrends.com/privacy-policy/
  • Google AnalyticsGoogle analytics collects anonymous statistical data about how you use reed.co.uk. The information is used to track the performance of reed.co.uk and to help us improve the service we offer to you To reject or delete these cookies: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
  • TwitterIf you use a 'Tweet' link on reed.co.uk to share content on twitter, twitter sets a cookie to remember that you've already shared this information. To reject or delete these cookies: http://twitter.com/privacy
  • Google +If you use a '+1' link on reed.co.uk to share content on Google +, Google sets a cookie to remember that you've already shared this information. To reject or delete these cookies: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
  • FacebookIf you use a 'like' or 'send' link on reed.co.uk to share content on Facebook, Facebook sets a cookie to remember that you've already shared this information. To reject or delete these cookies: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
  • FlashAdobe flash player is used to display some advertising content on reed.co.uk, and may drop flash cookies in your browser to allow the adverts to display correctly To reject or delete these cookies: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security
  • DoubleclickDoubleclick 'Spotlight Tags' report on the success of marketing campaigns for reed.co.uk To reject or delete these cookies: http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
  • Ad serving (re-targeting) – Struq Struq cookies collect information about pages you visit on reed.co.uk and use this information to serve relevant reed.co.uk content in advertisements on other websites when you leave reed.co.uk. To reject or delete these cookies: http://www.struq.com/consumer-opt-out/
  • Ad serving The advertisements on reed.co.uk are managed by a number of third party ad serving partners, including specific media, media mind, the exchange lab, and adnetik amongst others. These partners use cookies to monitor the impact of their clients advertising campaigns and to target adverts to you based on your browsing patterns and behaviour online. To reject or delete these cookies: http://www.specificmedia.co.uk/privacy http://www.mediamind.com/Content.aspx?page=privacy_policy http://www.theexchangelab.com/legal.html http://adnetik.com/privacy-policy/

Cookies on third party sites

When you apply for jobs on reed.co.uk, sometimes you'll be redirected to an external site to complete your application. These external sites may use cookies, which will not be included in the lists above.

How can I manage my cookies on reed.co.uk?

If you wish to stop accepting cookies, you can do so through the Privacy Settings option in your browser.

Please be aware that by not accepting cookies you will not be able to use some of the key functions of reed.co.uk, including:

  • Registering with reed.co.uk
  • Signing in to reed.co.uk
  • Applying for jobs on reed.co.uk

To delete all cookies stored by reed.co.uk for your browser, please click on the button below:

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