Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer when you visit a website.

NHS Jobs uses cookies to:

  • record the notifications you've seen so they do not reappear
  • measure your activity so the website can be updated and improved

These cookies are not used to identify you personally.

You'll see a message when you first visit NHS Jobs to let you know about cookies that need to be stored on your computer. NHS Jobs also uses optional cookies which you can opt out of.

Find out how to manage cookies.

Optional cookies

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics cookies to measure usage and collect information about how you use NHS Jobs. We do this so we can make improvements in order to meet the needs of users.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • pages you visit on NHS Jobs
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you found NHS Jobs
  • what you click on while you're visiting NHS Jobs.

We do not collect or store your personal information, so this data cannot be used to identify who you are. For more information visit our privacy policy page.

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Find out more about Google Analytics cookies

Google Analytics stores the following cookies on your computer:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga Counts how many people have visited NHS Jobs and tracks if you have visited before 2 years
_gid Counts how many people have visited NHS Jobs and tracks if you have visited before 24 hours
_gat Limits the rate of page view requests recorded by Google 1 minute

NHS Jobs' cookie message

You'll see a message about cookies when you first visit NHS Jobs. A cookie will then be stored on your computer, so it knows you've seen it and knows not to show it again.

Find out more about essential cookies
Name Purpose Expires
seen_cookie_message Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message 28 days

Cross site request forgery (CSRF) cookie

We use a CSRF cookie to check that a request has originated from our site. This helps to prevent any malicious activity activity taking place during your time spent on the website.

Name Purpose Expires
_csrf Validates that the request is from our site on page reload

NHS Jobs Candidate

We use this cookie to store your user session including you're login session and application session.

Name Purpose Expires
nhs-jobs-candidate Saves your unique user session to keep you logged in 4 hours


We use this cookie to store the users selected language, either English (en) or Welsh (cy).

Name Purpose Expires
locale Saves the users selected language 1 year