Cookie Policy


This policy (“Cookie Policy”) is issued by Talent Deck Limited (referred to as “Talent Deck”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this Cookie Policy). This policy applies to our use of “cookies” in connection with the recruitment application Talent Deck ("Application"); if you do not agree to the terms, please see section 4 of this Cookie Policy to control your cookie settings or please do not use the Application,

What this policy covers

This Cookie Policy sets out:

  • what a cookie is (paragraph 2);
  • an overview of the cookies we use (paragraph 3);
  • what you can do if you do not agree to the cookie use (paragraph 4);
  • further information about cookies in general (paragraph 5); and
  • a detailed table listing all of the cookies that we use (paragraph 6).

If you don’t want to accept cookies in connection with your use of the Application, you should stop using it or turn off your cookies (see paragraph 4 below for how to do this) but this may impact how it functions. For reference, our privacy policy sets out full details of the other information we may collect and how we may use your personal information and can be accessed here:

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded and may be stored on any of your devices that enable internet usage e.g. your computer, smartphone or tablet - like a memory for a web page. This Cookie Policy provides you with information about the cookies we use in the Application and why.

Cookies used on the application

We use several different types of cookies. In particular, we use: necessary cookies which allow certain fundamental features of the Application to work; functionality cookies, which allow us to remember choices you make (e.g. your cookie preference); targeting cookies, which record the fact that you have accessed the Application and then which links you have followed whilst you use the Application and performance cookies, which monitors usage of the Application. We also use third party cookies - these are cookies that are set by a third party website rather than by us.

Some of these are session cookies which are temporary and allow us to link your actions during a single use of the Application. These are deleted at the end of your browsing session. Others are persistent cookies which remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. These cookies help us to identify you as a unique user (by storing a randomly generated number).

The following is a more detailed explanation of the types of cookies we use:

  1. necessary cookies

    Necessary cookies are essential and help you navigate the Application. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like the matching compatibility, cannot be provided. These help to support security and basic functionality and are necessary for the proper operation of the Application, so if you block these cookies we can't guarantee your use or the security during your visit.

  2. functionality cookies

    Functionality cookies are used to provide you the best user experience. These cookies are, for instance, used to remember your personal preferences for matching capabilities. It also allows the Application to remember choices made (like turning off use of cookies) to provide more personal features.

  3. targeting cookies

    Targeting cookies record the fact that you have used the Application and what other web pages you have visited in between to help build up an idea of your preferences and interests. We may use this information to deliver online content and marketing tailored to your interests and online experiences. Please note that any direct communications will be conducted in line with our privacy policy and any preferences you have provided in relation to the receipt of direct marketing communications.

  4. performance cookies

    Performance cookies help us to understand the behaviour of users of the Application. This allows us to continuously improve the Application to provide the best recruitment experience. These cookies are also used to help us understand how effective our Application is; for instance these cookies tell us which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. All of the information that these cookies collect is aggregated, to assist us to improve how the Application works. Some of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may refer to the third parties' own website privacy notifications for further information. In particular, we use Google Analytics cookies to obtain an overall view of user habits and volumes, and to help improve the overall experience on the Application.

    Google Analytics is a third-party web analysis service provided by Google Inc, which uses performance cookies and targeting cookies. The information generated by these cookies about your use of the Application (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google Inc on servers in the United States. Google will use the information collected for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Application on our behalf, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to activity and internet usage to us. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as described above. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under This creates an opt-out cookie which prevents the further processing of your data. For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy.

    Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Application, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how the Application will perform for you.

Control your cookie settings

Once you have given us your agreement to the use of cookies, we shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time. If you wish to withdraw your agreement at any time, you will need to delete our cookies using your internet browser settings. You should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use. Please be aware that some of our services will not function if your browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your internet browser. The following links may assist you in managing your cookies settings, or you can use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details:

If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies may affect all users of that computer.

Managing your cookies

The following links contain further information about cookies: and In addition, a guide to online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found here:

Cookie Use

1. NECESSARY COOKIES (See section 3a of this Policy)
Talent Deck feathers-jwt Persistent - does not expire. Is removed when user logs out or Talent Deck deletes. "Communicates to Talent Deck app whether or not user is logged in and authorised or not. Talent Deck’s data is all stored in localStorage, which is a very similar to a cookie. It is essentially persistent. It stays in localStorage and doesn’t expire unless we explicitly expire/remove it." User cannot access Talent Deck’s application and main functionality without this key in local storage.
2. FUNCTIONAL COOKIES (See section 3b of this Policy)
Talent Deck cookieDismissed Persistent - does not expire. Indicates to Talent Deck if the cookie notification on the site has already been agreed to. Cookie notification continues to be displayed until this cookie is set.
3. TARGETING COOKIES (See section 3c of this Policy)
HubSpot _hstc 2 years The main HubSpot cookie for tracking visitors. It contains: the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session). For tracking visitors.
HubSpot hubspotutk 10 years This cookie is used to keep track of a visitor's identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. To track a visitor's identity.
HubSpot _hssc 30 minutes Used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains: the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), session start timestamp. Keep track of sessions.
HubSpot _hssrc Session cookie Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to the value “1”. Used to determine if the user has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist it’s assumed it is a new session. Tracks if a visitor has restarted their browser.
HubSpot _hs_opt_out 2 years Used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the user to accept cookies again. This cookie is set when a site gives users the choice to opt out of cookies. Manages cookie opt-ins.
HubSpot _hs_do_not_track 2 years Set when a site gives users the choice to opt out of cookies and they choose to do so. It disables tracking and personalisation. Manages cookie opt-outs.
HubSpot _hs_testcookie Session cookie Tests whether the user has support for cookies enabled. Tests cookie support.
HubSpot hasPagesViewedThisSession Session cookie Keeps track of a user’s page views in a session. Tracks page views.
4. PERFORMANCE COOKIES (See section 3d of this Policy)
Google Analytics _ga 2 years The main Google Analytics cookie. Tracking a user’s journey around a website over time.
Google Analytics _gid 24 hours Allows for tracking usage with a 24 hour period of a visitor. Helps accurately report the number of individuals who have visited a site over a 24 hour period. Sets a 24 hour timer upon first visit to a website
Google Analytics _gat 10 minutes A session cookie. A session cookie.