In a nutshell.
For you to be able to log in and use the site as a locum, your browser needs to accept cookies from Locum Organiser.
- We don’t store personal information in cookies.
A bit more
Cookies are small text files that can be stored by web sites on a users computer.
Common uses of cookies and how they relate to Locum Organiser are
1. Facilitating the operation of the site.
Usually this means, storing bits of information so the site does not have to request it of you every time you load a page.
Here are some examples of this on Locum Organiser.
- Like most secure sites, when you log in to Locum Organiser, a “ticket” is stored in a cookie on your machine. The ticket doesn’t contain your password or anything sensitive, but it allows the site to know you’re logged in and when your login will time out. Without this, every time you changed page, you’d have to log in again!
- If you’ve been recommended by a colleague and you’ve come to the site via their referral link. We’ll store their referral ID in a cookie on your machine so that if you choose to sign up, we can give them the credit they deserve.
2. Anonymously, tracking how users move through the site in order to improve the design of the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for compiling reports on website activity and so forth.
3. Visitor tracking by Facebook and Google.
This site uses the Facebook pixel and Google Adwords script to collect data on visitor behaviour, such as which pages are visited and which type of device was used to visit them.
This information may be used to serve Facebook and Google ads in future, for example to show an ad for Locum Organiser on Facebook to those who have previously visited LocumOrganiser.com
You can opt out of collection of information and third party adverts by using this service Digital Adversting Alliance – Opt Out or similar.
More information about cookies generally, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at AboutCookies.org.