Cookies Policy

North East Jobs Cookies Policy

This is the cookies policy of North East Jobs which applies to the Website (“Cookies Policy”). This Cookies Policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy.
This Cookies Policy describes the cookies we use and explains why we use cookies and how we deal with the information collected. It also explains how cookies enable the Website to function properly and why you may not be able to experience the full functionality of the Website and the Online Vacancy Listings and other Content if you disable the use of cookies.
We use cookies to enhance your experience of North East Jobs and to better understand how people use the Website. This may also include cookies from third party social media websites. By visiting the Website without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies, but you can change your cookies settings at any time by following the instructions below in paragraph 3: “How to disable cookies”.
Unless otherwise defined in this Cookies Policy, terms used have the same meaning as in the Terms and Conditions document.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser from the website that you visit. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. Most major websites use cookies.

A session cookie is a piece of text that is stored temporarily in your computer's RAM. And it is deleted when you close your internet browser. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk, read cookie files created by other websites or damage your system.

What types of cookies are used with this site?

‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies

North East Jobs uses TAS software to manage users and applicants’ data information. All cookies used in TAS are sessional based on the .NET infrastructure. Separate cookies are generated for each session and TAS does not record them. The only thing each cookie tracks is the session you are on, i.e. are you logged in and who you have logged in as.

The cookie used tracks you when you are on the same session and when you request the next page. Once you log out the session ends and the cookie is not used again.

The cookies are not tailed by unique user and we do not use this information to track activity. A new cookie is uploaded for each session at sign in and is not stored on a PC.

No ‘setting led’ cookies are used to inform what to load for a user. User profile information is driven by their user group and other selection (e.g. talent profile) and not cookies.

Analytics Cookies

In order to keep our website and services relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use them.

We currently use a number of cookies from Google Analytics.

The Google Analytics cookies contain a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics. Google Analytics sets the following cookies by default as described in the table below. Further information can be found on the Google Analytics website.


This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view.


2 years from set/


This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.


30 minutes from set/


This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. In particular, this cookie is not provided with an expiration date, so it expires when the user exits the browser.

Not set.

This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.

6 months from set/update.

Council Advertising Network

The Council Advertising Network use cookies to track some non personal information.  More details can be found on their website here -

You can change your cookie settings at any time by following the advice in section below: “How To Disable Cookies”.

How To Disable Cookies

You have the right to accept or stop cookies from being stored on your device at any time by modifying the settings in your web browser to reflect your cookie preferences. Please refer to your browser instructions or the “Help” function within your browser to show you how. Alternatively you may wish to use an online tool to help you opt out of the collection and use of information by visiting

Please note that you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the Website and/or Online Courses and Content if cookies are disabled.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit