How cookies are used on Civil Service Jobs

Civil Service Jobs puts small files (known as Ďcookiesí) onto your computer.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications youíve seen so that we donít 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.

Essential cookies

Some cookies are necessary because they allow the web site to function.

Name Purpose Expires
cookies_accepted Tells us what type of cookies you have accepted. You can change this at any time by visiting this page. 90 days
language Stores language preference for our site on your device, which enables us to provide you with preferred language options. This cookie isnít connected to your account in any way. Does not expire
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 youíve provided login details and can associate all further input with your user account.

If you donít 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

Additional cookies

If you accept additional cookies we will use them to measure website usage.

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 youíre visiting the site

We donít 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

We will only use Google Analytics to collect information if you choose to accept additional cookies.

How cookies are used when you make applications on Civil Service Jobs

Job adverts and your account details are displayed on, and applications use a domain ending in The service name at the top of the page remains Civil Service Jobs.

We measure website usage in applications 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 pages using

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
oleeo_cookie_preferences Tells us what type of cookies you have accepted. You can change this at any time. 90 days