Cookies

'Teaching Vacancies' puts small files (known as 'cookies') onto your computer to collect information about how you use the service.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the service 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 and when you have logged in so we can show you information relevant to you

'Teaching Vacancies' cookies aren't used to identify you personally.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How we use cookies

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use 'Teaching Vacancies'. We do this to help make sure the service is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on 'Teaching Vacancies'
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

We also share anonymised Google Analytics data with the Government Digital Service for the purpose of improving the user's experience across the government’s digital services. This data does not contain any information that could reveal the identity of individual users of the service.

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

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk by tracking if you've visited before After 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk by tracking if you've visited before After 24 hours
_gat This helps us limit the number of page view requests that Google records per minute After 1 minute

You can opt out of Google Analytics.

Sessions

A cookie is set to record your session activity.

Name Purpose Expires
_teachingvacancies_session Stores session data After 1 hour

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit 'Teaching Vacancies'. 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 After 1 month
Name Purpose Expires
RP211276217 This cookie is used to restrict users to one response per survey After 90 days
ep201 This is used to help us identify how you use the survey After 30 minutes
ep202 This works with ep201 to help us identify how you use the survey After 1 year