Privacy and Cookies

The Department for International Trade uses cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speeds
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below:

_ga

This is a Google Analytics cookie which performs the following:

  • Distinguish users
  • Cookie Time Period = 2 years

 

_gid

This is a Google Analytics cookie which performs the following:

  • Distinguish users
  • Cookie Time Period = 24 hours

_gat

This is a Google Analytics cookie which performs the following:

  • Throttle request rates per user on the website
  • Cookie Time Period = 1 min

sType

  • Stores a media identifier to record origin job advert a user came from and what job they applied for. This may be paired with an application should a user fill out an application form for a job posted on this site.
  • Cookie Time Period = 1 day

This is known as end to end tracking. The sType cookie is used for marketing purposes. It allows us to best understand who is publishing our job adverts more successfully and has the largest reach to allow candidates like yourself to find these jobs more easily. You have full control via the cookies widget at the bottom right of your screen to turn these cookies on or off.

_cfduid

This cookie is served from Cloudflare

  • Security cookie
  • Cookie Time Period = 1 Year

The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if you are in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but your specific machine is trusted (e.g. because you’ve completed a challenge within our Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify your client and not challenge you again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.