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Use of cookies on this website

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The information below describes the use of cookies on the NHSScotland Careers website: www.careers.nhs.scot

Where other NHSScotland websites and portals use different cookies, information will be provided on those websites.

Cookies used by this website

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The NHSScotland Careers website uses Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

This list shows all cookies used by the NHSScotland careers website, and what each is used for.

Cookie Name Purpose Expiry
__utmb Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, pages viewed this session, current time. 30 minutes
__utmc Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site. At end of session
__utma Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, a unique visitor id (randomly generated number), time of first visit, time of previous visit, current time, number of sessions since first visit. 2 years
__utmz Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, time when cookie last set, total number of visitor sessions, number of different channels or sources through which this site was reached, source of the last cookie update, search hit tag identifier (or just 'organic' if reached via normal search hit), search medium, keyword phrase used to find site. 6 months
NESCookiesWarning This stores the name of the site (www.nes.scot.nhs.uk), the current time and the expiry time of the cookie. This cookie is used to test whether the visitor has accepted the cookie message. 356 Days