Cookies

We use cookies (small pieces of data downloaded to your device when you visit a website or app) to improve your experience of our site and to track site use.

These cookies do not identify you personally, but they use your device’s IP address which locates where you are. Some cookies may be stored on your device when you close your browser or navigate away from the site.

We use two types of cookie:

  • Essential cookies – help make websites work and function properly
  • Statistical cookies – collect data to show how websites are used

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and you can clear cookies from your browser.

You can also update your cookie preferences below.  Without cookies, you may not be able to access all site features.

You can change your cookie preferences at any time from this page by consulting the table below, and then using the toggle controls to save your selection.

Our cookies include:

CookieNamePurposeExpiry
PHP Session IDPHPSESSIDThis enables our login function to workOn close of current web session
Cookie Consent Pop-upcomplianceCookieThis cookie checks that we have asked for your consent to use cookies to track your use of this site to comply with EU GDPR regulations.1 year from creation
Google Analytics ConsentgaconsentThis cookie tells us if you consent to have the Google Analytics cookies listed below monitor your browsing. If you have not consented to this, we will block and/or remove these cookies form your browser.1 year from creation
YouTube Blockedyt_blockedThis lets us know if we should play you a video from our servers if YouTube is blocked on your deviceOn close of current web session

These Cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The Cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

CookieNamePurposeExpiry
Google Analytics_gaUsed to distinguish users.2 years
Google Analytics_gidUsed to distinguish users.24 hours
Google Analytics_gatUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_ .1 minute
Google AnalyticsAMP_TOKENContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.30 seconds to 1 year
Google Analytics_gac_Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.90 days
Indeed.co.ukCTKthis cookie is added by indeed to return jobs within a particular work sector. This cookie is to track icould as the referral site for a vacancy - so that they can track when a user has clicked to look at a particular job after visting icould. This cookie has no expiry date, but expires when you navigate away from a page containing these jobs (for example on an article page).Expires when the current page is left
YouTube.comIDEThis remembers a user’s Youtube preferences when watching videos on the website. Used for Youtube’s ‘recommended videos’ feature.380 days
YouTube.comPREFThis remembers a user’s Youtube preferences when watching videos on the website. Used for Youtube’s ‘recommended videos’ feature.8 months
YouTube.comVISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThis cookie is used to measure the speed of a user’s internet connection to ensure they are receiving a suitable quality when watching video on the website.6 months
YouTube.comGPSGPS data for mobile users 24 hours
YouTube.comYSCThis cookie is used when watching embedded Youtube videos on the website.Never, but will expire when a window is closed

You can find an overview of privacy at Google here. For information on how to opt-out from all GoogleAnalytics cookies (from all sites not just from icould) visit Google.