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Privacy Notice

This privacy policy statement has been established to give a clear explanation of our data processing practices to safeguard you and your personal information.

This privacy statement is only applicable to the NorthEastJobs web site at www.NorthEastJobs.org.uk.  Links to external web sites are not covered.

Your Account and Talent Pool Profile

When you complete your NorthEastJobs.org.uk account details a common account is created which you can use to access NorthEastJobs.org.uk and our partner web sites. Your Talent Pool profile is also used for NorthEastJobs.org.uk and the partner web sites. You can control which organisations have access to your Talent Profile from NorthEastJobs.org.uk from the Talent Profile link inside your account details on NorthEastJobs.org.uk. You can control which organisations have access to your talent profile from our partner web sites by logging on to the partner web site and using the Talent Profile link from inside your account details on the partner web site.

Notification of changes

From time to time it will be necessary to update our privacy policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will indicate that changes have been made on the homepage. This is in order to ensure our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

If at any point we wish to use personally-identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.

Information collected

The NorthEastJobs partner organisations are the owners of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent any part of your information collected on the website to third parties in any way, unless stated on the web page at the point of collecting information from you, or as outlined in our policy statement, or as required by law.

We automatically collect statistical data about usage patterns on our website. This information does not relate to you as an individual and is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site.

Using facilities on our website you have an option to provide views and comments about this website, any of the partner organisations and their services. The information provided by you via this service will be acted upon according to the content of the communication. We may contact you in order to reply to the issues raised. This contact will be made via email, unless an alternative is specified.

We will retain all communications received in order to produce statistical analysis reports.

All personal information collected on the website will be used for the purpose of delivering the service for which the information was supplied. In addition, the information may be used to make you aware of new or improved services available from us, unless you refuse us permission.


northeastjobs.org.uk uses cookies to enhance your interaction with our site. The cookies in this website are not used to track users through the system if they are not logged in and when a user registers they are accepting these secure cookies to be sent to their devices

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

northeastjobs.org.uk 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.

Rejecting and deleting cookies

If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.

Most modern browsers will allow you to:

  • See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis.
  • Block third party cookies.
  • Block cookies from particular sites.
  • Block all cookies from being set.
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser.

If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored.

You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at the About Cookies website.

Council Advertising Network

The Council Advertising Network is responsible for delivering advertising on the North East Jobs website. Please take a moment to read their privacy policy which includes cookie information and details on how to opt out: http://www.counciladvertising.net/can-privacy-policy.html


Access to all of our users' information is restricted in our and the partner organisations’ offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally-identifiable information. The servers that we store personally-identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.

If you have any questions or concerns relating to our policy and /or data protection please contact one of our Data Protection officers.


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