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Cookies

The Careers Service website uses session cookies to identify your browsing session. This is in order to enable us to recognise that you are registered and therefore authorised to enter the password-protected part of our website. A session cookie is a text file that is sent by a web server and stored in your computer's memory temporarily. Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies or be informed whenever a website wishes to use cookies so that you may choose whether or not to accept it. However, if you choose not to accept cookies you will be unable to access most parts of our website.

Raven - Whilst using our site you may also encounter a cookie which allows Raven authentication to occur for restricted pages. Raven is the University of Cambridge's central web authentication service. This cookie expires at the end of your web browser session.

Google Analytics
- We use Google Analytics to collect useful information about how visitors use the Careers Service website. Google Analytics sets cookies on a visitorís computer to achieve this. All data collected by this method is anonymous, and a visitorís IP address is not reported to Google. All Google Analytics cookies start with 'utm'.

Logged data

The following data is automatically logged for each request:

  • The name or network address of the computer making the request. Note that under some (but not all) circumstances it may be possible to infer from this the identity of the person making the request. Note also that the data recorded may be that of a web proxy rather than that of the originating client
  • For the password protected parts of the site, the crs id of the user and Careers Service cookie information (unique identifier usually the part of the user's email address before either the @cam.ac.uk or @cantab.net part)
  • The date and time of connection
  • The HTTP request, which contains the identification of the document requested
  • The status code of the request (success or failure etc.)
  • The number of data bytes sent in response
  • The contents of the HTTP Referrer header supplied by the browser
  • The content of the HTTP User-Agent header supplied by the browser

Logging of additional data may be enabled temporarily from time to time for specific purposes. In addition, the computers on which the website is hosted keep records of attempts (authorised and unauthorised) to use them for purposes other than access to the cache. This data typically includes the date and time of the attempt, the service to which access was attempted, the name or network address of the computer making the connection, and may include details of what was done or was attempted to be done.