What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored to your computer by your web-browser. 

A typical example of how a cookie is used is to store a user ID to make logging in to a site, or ordering something much quicker for the user. An example of what the cookie might contain in this instance would something like "ID=96352398". Popular sites like Amazon.com use this technique.

Nearly every site on the internet uses Cookies. They are used, for a variety of purposes:

• To personalise pages and remember visitor preferences. 

• To manage items added to shopping carts in online stores

• To track people across websites and deliver targeted advertising

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Civil Aviation Authority collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

• visitors to our websites

• people who use our services, eg who subscribe to our newsletter or send enquiries through our website

When individuals apply to work at the CAA, we will only use the information they supply to us to process their application and to monitor recruitment statistics. Where we want to disclose information to a third party, for example, where we want to take up a reference or obtain a 'disclosure' from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) we will not do so without informing the applicant beforehand unless the disclosure is required by law.

Personal information about unsuccessful candidates will be held until after the recruitment exercise has been completed. It will then be destroyed or deleted. We retain de-personalised statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities or for equality and diversity purposes, but no individuals are identifiable from that data.

Once a person has taken up employment with the CAA, we will compile a file relating to their employment. The information contained in this file will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to that person's employment. Once their employment with the CAA has ended, we will retain the file in accordance with the requirements of our retention policy and then delete it.

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits www.caacareers.com we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information.

Use of cookies by Civil Aviation Authority .

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose More information

Google Analytics

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Type: Optional Cookie
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Civil Aviation Authority Cookie Acceptance Cookie

cookies_allowed

Type: Functional Cookie
This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted dismissed the cookie usage notification bar.

Further information on the Civil Aviation Authority Cookie Compliance Solution can be found here
Session Cookie

Unique Filename (32 digit alphanumeric filename)

 

Type: Functional Cookie
This cookie isused to store a reference to session data stored in the site database.

This is commonly used to store logged in user sessions. This cookie is removed when the browser is closed.

 

No further information.

 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

YouTube cookies

From Time to Time we embed videos from YouTube using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 27 February 2013.