Civil Service Jobs puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you use the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
  • remember who you are when you have logged in so we can show you your information and information relevant to you

Civil Service Jobs cookies never contain personally identifiable information.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on Civil Service Jobs

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use Civil Service Jobs. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • how you use forms
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat Used to throttle request rates 10 minutes
_gid This cookie is used to distinguish users 24 hours

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit Civil Service Jobs. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
seen_cookie_message Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message 1 month

Other Civil Service Jobs cookies may include:

Name Purpose Expires
request_token Helps us ensure your privacy by protecting against people trying to submit information on your behalf without you knowing. when you close your browser
WCN_status If you log in, this cookie allows us to remember that you’ve provided login details and can associate all further input with your user account.
If you don’t log in, this 'session' cookie allows us to link together any information you enter on different pages while on our site. This means if you do log in later, we can record that information against your user account.
when you close your browser

How cookies are used on Find Civil Service Jobs

Find Civil Service Jobs is being introduced to replace Civil Service Jobs. You'll know if you're using Find Civil Service Jobs as the domain will end in and the service name at the beginning of the page will include 'Find'.

We measure website usage with Google Analytics, details of the cookies used and how we use them is the same as stated above for Civil Service Jobs.

Other cookies used on Find Civil Service Jobs:

Name Purpose Expires
Csrf-token Protects against Cross-Site Request Forgery security vulnerability when you close your browser
wcn_session Enables us to provide you with personalised content when you close your browser