Civil Service Jobs puts small files (known as Ďcookiesí) onto your computer to collect information about how you use the site.

Cookies are used to

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications youíve seen so that we donít show them to you again
  • remember who you are when you have logged in so we can show you your information and information relevant to you

Civil Service Jobs cookies arenít used to identify you personally.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on Civil Service Jobs

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use Civil Service Jobs. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on Civil Service Jobs
  • how long you spend on each Civil Service Jobs page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while youíre visiting the site

We donít allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat Used to throttle request rates 10 minutes

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit Civil Service Jobs. Weíll store a cookie so that your computer knows youíve 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 1 month

Other Civil Service Jobs cookies may include:

Name Purpose Expires
request_token Helps us ensure your privacy by protecting against people trying to submit information on your behalf without you knowing. when you close your browser
WCN_status If you log in, this cookie allows us to remember that youíve provided login details and can associate all further input with your user account.
If you donít log in, this 'session' cookie allows us to link together any information you enter on different pages while on our site. This means if you do log in later, we can record that information against your user account.
when you close your browser



All used to track your progress through the Civil Service Initial Sift Test (CSIST) and to ensure that you canít open the same CSIST in two browser windows. 1 day