Cookie policy

This Cookies Policy applies to use of the BBC’s Careers Hub in addition to the BBC’s standard Privacy and Cookies Policy, which is available at

We use cookies for certain areas of our website. Cookies are files that store information on your hard drive or browser that means our website can recognise that you have visited our website before. Don't worry, we do not store information that can identify you personally, but we do store information that allows us to:

  • remember your preferences (such as language);
  • monitor the general performance of our visitors' experience when on our website - this information then allows us to improve the usability of our website for you and all our other visitors;
  • store essential information to allow you to register and/or login to our site;
  • allow you to share any of our website's pages with your social networks - but only if you explicitly choose to.

We use cookies to assess the performance of our recruitment campaigns. If you’ve viewed a job advert for a role at the BBC on a non BBC website, a cookie may have been set by Media Mind. This cookie is only used to assess in aggregate how successful a particular advertisement is. This information is not shared with anyone else. You’re welcome to opt-out of this cookie, by clicking this link. For more information on how the BBC handles your data please see the BBC's Privacy and Cookies Policy.

The use of cookies is described below:

Google Analytics Cookies: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz. Description Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), to help us see how our website is used. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the website, how the website is found (for example, from a search engine or from a job board), and which pages are most (and least) frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from every visitor to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

Google features for generating maps and CAPTCHA images Cookies: PREF, NID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, SS, SID Description These cookies are used by Google to generate images for maps (to show you where our jobs are) or to generate a CAPTCHA images to help protect our site from "spambots". Without these cookies we would not be able to register your account and you would not be able to see maps for each job.

Share pages with your social network Cookies:

  • (twitter) guest_id, k, _twitter_sess, original_referer
  • (facebook) datr, lu
  • (g+1) PREF, SID, HSID, SSID

Description These cookies are used by the social networks to allow you to share any of our pages with your network - however, nothing is shared without your explicit request to do so.

Other cookies that are essential for us to allow you to login and to allow us to manage and monitor our website's performance:

  • TribePad - this allows you to login to our social recruitment management platform
  • trackerToken-4 - this is similar to Google Analytics but specifically allows us to determine which of our marketing activities from which you found our website.
  • visitToken-4 - this is similar to Google Analytics but specifically allows us to determine which of our marketing activities from which you found our website.
  • youWantTheCookie - this simply allows us to remember whether you had cookies turned off or on for our site to help us keep as much functionality working as possible for you.

Please note that the cookies settings mechanism on does not apply when you use BBC Careers Hub.

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.