Last Updated: May 23, 2019
1. What is a cookie?
An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers.
Session Cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Site.
Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate themselves by logging in. With this in mind we may also employ cookies so that we remember your computer when it is used to return to the Site to help customize your Employtec web experience. The security of an authentication cookie generally depends on the security of the issuing website and the user's web browser, and on whether the cookie data is encrypted.
European law requires that all websites targeting European Union member states gain "informed consent" from users before storing non-essential cookies on their device.
These cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies allow us to display Employtec promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the Internet. Employtec may also share information about your behavior on the Site with third parties (including operators of third-party websites and/or social networking sites) in order to show you targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you.
3. Analytics Cookies
In order to monitor how our sites are performing, we collect data about page visits. This information is completely anonymous — we cannot determine who it came from.
Analytics information is used in reports and to improve our site.
For example, we may store the recent searches you have performed in a cookie so that we can allow you to easily repeat those searches when you return to our Site etc.
- The numbers of visitors to individual pages.
- When pages were visited.
- How long users stay on the page.
- The page they came from.
Some of the other cookies we can sometimes use are for security measures to limit certain types of cyber attacks and finally for testing and user performance issues.
More information about analytics cookies: We use Google to provide our analytics data. You can read more about how Google Analytics treats your data at: Google: Safeguarding your data.
How do I control analytics cookies?
Google provides a tool to opt-out of Google Analytics. This is available for all modern browsers in the form of a browser plugin. Additionally, you can control how cookies are set using your browser settings. See below for more information.
4. Managing cookies in your browser
Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You can easily delete and manage any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser by following the instructions provided by your particular browser manufacturer.
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Safari (Desktop)
- Safari (Mobile)
- Android Browser
- Opera Mobile
If your browser is not listed here, consult the documentation that your particular browser manufacturer provides. You may also consult your mobile device documentation for information on how to disable cookies on your mobile device. If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of this Site. Please note that if you have not cleared your cookies or cache, the contents of which may affect autofill functions on the Employtec site and you are responsible for any such actions.