A cookie is a small text file, typically consisting of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a visitor’s device.
We want to prevent information being stored on your computer or other internet capable device (referred to as ‘devices’ in this policy), and used to recognise you via the device you are using, without your knowledge and agreement. However, we can only provide you with certain personalised features and functionality on this website by using cookies.
So what are cookies and what do we use them for ?
To search jobs on the Pod Talent website and have those jobs remembered when you log in to your account, you need to have cookies enabled. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site. Most web browsers have cookies enabled by default but there should be a mechanism in your browser for you to turn that off if you wish.
Our cookies can't harm your device. We don't store personally identifiable information in them. However, we do use encrypted information from them to help streamline and improve our visitors’ experience of the site. As an example, cookies help us to spot and fix issues, or to work out which relevant related jobs to show you when you're browsing.
You can opt out of using cookies on this website at any time in your user profile section. If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from pod-talent.com, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your device’s manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Some cookies will expire at the end of a browser session (from when you open the browser window to when you exit the browser) or they can be stored for longer.
Cookies can be ‘first party’ – generated by our website and allowed in every browser by default, or ‘third party’ – generated by a website with a domain name other than the one the user is currently visiting. By default, third-party cookies are often allowed by a Web browser; however, they may be blocked.
The Pod Talent web platform is provided to us by a company called Volcanic who manage many recruitment websites. That’s why you will see the word ‘Volcanic’ in some of the cookie names.
The Pod Talent website uses the following first party cookies:
volcanic_saved_jobs_id - This is used to store some jobs for users before they register on the website. These jobs can then be logged on the user’s account when they do register.
volcanic_rumble_uid - This cookie name is associated with Volcanic's CMS platform tracking. It is used to track and record the unique actions of each user on the website. By default it has no expiry date. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
_user_logged_in - This cookie name is associated with Volcanic's CMS platform tracking. It is used to keep the user logged in if they leave the website and return. By default it expires after the user’s session ends. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
_oliver_session - This cookie name is associated with Volcanic's CMS platform tracking. It is used to track the user’s session on the website for Analytics. By default it expires after the user’s session ends. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance.
Google Analytics (Third Party Cookies):
In common with many other modern websites our website uses Google Analytics.
Google stores the following cookies on this site:
Used to distinguish users
Used to distinguish users
Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
ga - This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
_gat - This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
_gid - This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. Used to throttle request rate. It stores and update a unique value for each page visited. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
_cid – This cookie name is associated with Google Maps. It stores and uses a geographic location for Google Analytics.
You can find out more information, or install a browser plug in to prevent websites sending information about your website visit, here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Pod Talent display a link on our site which connects directly to the Pod Talent company page on LinkedIn. This is added for the benefit of users should they choose to follow us via this channel once leaving the website. Once the user has clicked on this link, the cookies used on this site are managed by LinkedIn, and can be viewed here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
On some parts of our site, you are able to log in to the Pod Talent website via LinkedIn. Doing so will use information saved on your device by the LinkedIn website and will connect this to our website. At no time are Pod Talent able to view or access the LinkedIn login credentials used.
Pod Talent display a link on our site which connects directly to the Pod Talent company page on Instagram. This is added for the benefit of users should they choose to follow us via this channel once leaving the website. Once the user has clicked on this link, the cookies used on this site are managed by Instagram, and can be viewed here: https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370?ref=ig
Cloudflare (Third Party Cookie):
How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them go to www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout