When we refer to “cookies” we mean any tool used to store or access information on a User’s computer or other device. Cookies are widely used to allow online and mobile sites to function efficiently. A cookie is often a small text file that (depending on your browser settings) is deposited on your computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device when you visit a site. The cookie may be sent back to that site when you visit again and may then be used by the server to identify and track your use of the website.
Cookies last for various durations. A “session cookie” is a short-lived cookie which, depending on your browser settings, is generally deleted when you close your browser. A “persistent” cookie is a long-term cookie that will be stored by your browser until its set expiry date (unless you delete it before the expiry date).
There are four widely recognised categories of cookie by function:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are necessary for the operation of a site (or part of a site), e.g. enabling a user to log into secure areas of a site.
- Performance cookies. These are limited to performance and website improvement, e.g. measuring errors to support service improvement.
- Functionality cookies. These are usually the result of an action by a visitor to a site. They may be used to stop a visitor being offered the same service twice, e.g. to prevent a visitor from being asked if they want to fill in a survey when they have already chosen not to do so.
- Targeting cookies or advertising cookies. These record your browsing history (such as visits to sites, visits to pages and links followed) and use that information to make content and/or advertising displayed on a site more relevant to you.
This page describes what information they gather, how we use that information and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. It also explains how you can prevent these cookies from being stored; however, this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site's functionality. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP cookies.
We use may use certain types of cookie:
- to inform you the website is using cookies;
- to evaluate the use of the website and compile a report for us;
- to identify you as you use the website;
- to maximise security;
- to customise and personalise your experience of the website.
These cookies do not contain any information that, in itself, personally identifies you and do not provide us with access to the rest of your device. We may, however, associate the information contained in cookies with personal information that you have provided to us separately.
We use ‘session’ cookies and ‘Google Analytics’ cookies on the Discover Creative Careers website. Session cookies allow the website to remember users’ activity between pages.
Here is a list of the cookies that we use on the website, and details of what each of the cookies is used for.
Google Analytics Cookies*
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When a user visits the website, these cookies are used to distinguish unique users, sessions and visits.
When a user visits the website, this cookie is used to let us know who they are, so that the user’s activities on ScreenSkills are unique to them.
When a user fills in a form on Discover Creative Careers, this cookie is used to protect that form from being tampered with or mimicked.
Google analytics cookies
The website uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web that helps us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
Other third-party cookies
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on the website that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies (which will be available on their respective websites).
Rejecting and deleting cookies
Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling all cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site as some cookies are strictly necessary for the operation or functionality of a site.
To learn how to reject or delete cookies, we recommend that you consult the "Help" function of your internet browser or, for a mobile phone, your handset manual.
Below is a guide on where to find information about controlling cookies, depending on your internet browser.
Where to find information about controlling cookies
Further information on rejection and deletion of cookies is provided at www.aboutcookies.org.
Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of the website and many other websites that you visit too. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features (especially interactive features) of this Website. Disabling or deleting cookies may also affect your ability to use other online or mobile sites.
Last updated 11 September 2019