Cookies privacy policy

Cookies are information packets sent from a website and stored in your web browser whilst you are browsing a website. The information contained within cookies is sent back to the website each time your browser requests a page from the server. This enables a website to identify and track web browsers.

About cookies

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Controlling and removing cookies

The Royal Agricultural University does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Royal Agricultural University website, or indeed any other website, you can configure your browser to do so. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how to achieve this.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to restrict or block cookies in a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. If you would like to configure the cookie settings on your smartphone, please refer to the handset’s manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Royal Agricultural University website.

Website statistics and page sharing

Cookies we currently use on the RAU Jobs Portal include:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service used by many organisations. It allows us to recognise the areas of the website that visitors are engaging with, how they are navigating around the site as well as limited anonymous information about audience of the site, including demographic and interest information. This allows us to make decisions about how to construct and structure the content of the website – allowing visitors to find what they’re looking for easily.

Google provide details of what information Google Analytics collects and their privacy policies on the Google Analytics website. Users can choose not to submit certain information by opting-out


An analytics and feedback tool which helps us to improve the usability of our site. Hotjar sets persistent cookies (up to 365 days) for analytics purposes and to display the correct content to our visitors. You can read about what cookies are stored by visiting Hotjar’s website. Hotjar also records visitor information including mouse clicks and movements, scrolling activity and user input on our website (for example on the search box) – this information is anonymous. Recordings are automatically destroyed after 365 days.

You can opt out of Hotjar collecting your information at any time by following these instructions.