Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. 

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. 

We use the following cookies:

·            Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, the session cookies that allow you to browse from one page to the next when you are logged in to an area of the site, such as the TOPS and MAAUG resources, or to manage secure logins (i.e. when a candidate logs-in to the Candidate Zone or uses the Job Application form) and they are also used to maintain application state.

·            Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by establishing popular pages and bringing them to the surface so they are easier to find.

·            Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences, for example that you have chosen to accept our cookies and allow them to run.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in this table.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.