What are cookies?
Cookies, also known as HTTP cookies, web cookies, or browser cookies, are pieces of data stored by websites inside your browser, which can be referred to by us when you return to our site at a later date.
Cookies were designed as a mechanism for websites to remember a visitors activities and preferences across visits, to help improve the visitors browsing experience and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
Managing and deleting your cookies
There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences (see managing cookies links below).
You can easily remove any cookies that have been created depending on which browser you are using. Disabling cookies will prevent some websites from working correctly, and may mean that you are prompted to re-enter information that would normally have been stored in a cookie.
Once you have given consent to accepting cookies, you may withdraw consent via the links above. However, if you withdraw consent you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.
How long does a Cookie Last?
It depends on the Cookie. Different websites set different expiration dates for the cookies they deliver. The cookies used by dentalrecruitnetwork.co.uk expire and are deleted from the visitor’s browser at the end of each session (as soon as the browser is closed)
Google Analytics cookies are set to expire after no longer than two years. HubSpot cookies are set to expire after no longer than ten years.
How secure are Cookies?
The cookies used on the The Dental Recruit Network website are carefully vetted and kept to a minimum, whilst ensuring a positive user experience, and enabling us to measure the effectiveness of our website. There are some known security issues with cookies which can result in session hijacking. The cookies used on the The Dental Recruit Network website are no more vulnerable to this than any other standard website. If I withdraw my consent, will I need to consent again if I visit the website?
At the time of writing we are finalising how this will work. It is likely that you will be able to visit the site without providing consent but some functionality will not be available. Why are we making changes to Cookies?
The previous rule on using cookies for storing information was that organisations had to:
• Tell them how they could ‘opt out’ if they objected
• Many websites did this by putting information about cookies in their privacy policies and giving the user or subscriber the possibility of ‘opting out’. This rule was set out in Regulation 6 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.
The new requirement under Regulation 6 is essentially cookies can only be placed on machines where:
• The user is provided with clear information about the purposes of the storage, or access to that information and
• Has given his or her consent
• The only exception to getting consent is where such storage or access is strictly necessary for the provision of an information society service requested by the user.