Cookies and NHS Jobs

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to your device (e.g. computer, iPad, smartphone) when you access certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a site to recognise your device. They are very common and without cookies many of your online activities would not be possible.

The cookies used by NHS Jobs will last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to disallow cookies using different types of browsers.

Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies from NHS Jobs you may not be able to use the key site features, such as signing up, logging in, and applying for jobs.

Cookies are used by NHS Jobs for the following reasons:

Necessary session management

  • Enabling your login session so you can move easily from one page to another within the site and your page requests are loaded in smooth and secure manner.

These cookies are called: ass, general_session, redeployment_candidate, app_otp, applicant, aplr.


  • Storing your preferences and selections;
  • Customising elements of the layout and/or content of the pages of the site for you.

These cookies are called: lang

Third Party Services

The following third party services may also place cookies on your device when you visit the Service:

  • Google Analytics

Please visit their site to find out how their cookies may affect your online experience.

Interest Based Advertising

There is no third-party advertising on NHS Jobs.

Other Similar Technologies

In addition to cookies, NHS Jobs may sometimes use Pixel Gifs/web beacons - these are small image files that may be placed by us on the web pages or within the body of emails so we can understand which parts of the site are visited or whether particular content is of interest.

NHS Jobs does not use Flash Cookies

For information about your privacy and data used on NHS Jobs - please visit our Privacy Statement page.