Here at Vanquis we realise that many people may not be familiar with cookies and other similar technologies, so we feel it's important to shed some light on what they are and how they're used to help our site visitors understand them a bit more. That way you can make informed decisions about your cookie preferences. Below you'll find a guide to cookies in general, as well as more detail about the cookies used on this website. Once you've read this information, you can choose which cookies you are happy to consent to.

What is a cookie and why are they used?

A cookie is a small piece of text information that a website transfers to your computer's hard drive so that it can remember you.

The information in a cookie usually includes the name of the website, their ‘duration' or ‘lifetime' (i.e. how long they will remain on your hard drive) and a unique identifier, which is usually a randomly generated number.

Cookies are generally used by most website operators to recognise visitors when they return, to store any preferences expressed by visitors when using the website and help highlight areas for website improvement, all of which is intended to improve the visitor experience.

It is important to note that cookies cannot be used by themselves to personally identify you unless you offer up personal information, i.e. when you complete an application form, as cookies only know what you've told them. They are also unable to access any personal information stored on your computer's hard drive.

Can I change my cookie preferences later?

Yes, Click here to change your cookie preferences for this website.

Are there different types of cookie?

Yes; different types of cookie include:

  • Session cookies – temporary cookies that are only stored on your computer for as long as you're on a particular website. If you close your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) and end your ‘session', the cookie will automatically be deleted. Session cookies tend to be used to remember things whilst you're browsing a website. For example, if you're shopping online, a session cookie will be used to remember that you've added something to your ‘shopping basket' and it will allow the website to keep it there for you.
  • Persistent cookies – more long-term cookies that remain on your computer after you've closed your browser. How long they stay on your computer changes from cookie to cookie, but it's usually 30 days. Like session cookies, persistent cookies are also used to remember things from when you've been browsing, but because they're still on your computer after you've left a website, they can be used to make sure that when you return what you're seeing is relevant to you e.g. clothes like those you may have looked at previously or grocery items you may have bought before.
  • Third party cookies – cookies that are set by or whose information is sent back to a website that is different to the one you're viewing. For example, search engines like Google often set cookies so they can know where people go after using their website, but the anonymous, statistical information is collected when you've moved onto another website. Alternatively, advertisers often show adverts on sites that aren't their own and use cookies to find out when people are viewing and clicking on them.

Should I be worried about cookies?

Many people may be worried that website operators using cookies will be able to personally identify them and/or access their private information stored on their computer’s hard drive.

This is not the case; cookies used by this company cannot access any information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive. In addition, the only way a cookie could be used to personally identify you is if you choose to offer up personal information i.e. when you complete an application form.

It is important to note that you should only ever provide your personal information on secure websites that you know you can trust. A quick and easy way to check whether a website is secure is to look out for the padlock symbol. For the most part, the use of cookies is intended to improve a visitor’s experience of a website, either by remembering personal preferences or collecting anonymous statistics that, when analysed, can be used to improve your experience of using the site.

Does Vanquis careers website set cookies?

Yes; we set strictly necessary, session, persistent and third-party cookies for the following purposes.

Strictly necessary cookies - These cookies enable you to navigate our site and gain full access to its features and secure areas. Without these cookies the website may fail to operate correctly.

Session cookies - To allow information you've provided on our site to be carried through to other pages so that you don't have to enter the same information repeatedly e.g. when you complete our application form. It is important to note that this information will be automatically deleted when you leave our website.

Persistent cookies - To help us recognise whether you've been to our site before, so that when you return we can tailor your experience.  This is to make sure we remember your preferences, including any details you have asked the webpage to save, for example any login details or bookmarks. To make sure you're not asked to complete research surveys too frequently and after you've already done so or chosen not to. To collate anonymous statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use our site. We use this information to help us improve the structure of our website to ultimately improve your experience on it.

Third party cookies - These are used for tracking and advertising purposes e.g. to show advertisements for our website on other websites and search engines and to track when people click on them.

Below is a table that identifies the cookies we use for and what these are used for, as well as the third-party cookies placed on this site. Cookies

The following cookies may be set by this careers website.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookie Name



Automatically set by the website Content Management System software to add extra anti-hacker security to any forms within the website (functionality currently unused)


Automatically set by the website Content Management System software to create a 'session' for the visitor to record user state across webpages (functionality currently unused)


Automatically set by the website Content Management System software to record the date and time of the last interaction you had with the website (functionality currently unused).


Automatically set by the website Content Management System software to record the date and time of the last visit you had to the website (functionality currently unused).


Used to record what your preferences are when you agree to the cookie message on first visiting the website.

Performance / Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics on this website to record and report upon visitor numbers, demographics and how they change over time. The following cookies are set unless you chose to switch off the setting of Analytics cookies.

Cookie Name



Identifier used by Google Analytics to uniquely identify users.


Identifier used by Google Analytics to uniquely identify users.


Used by Google Analytics to limit the request rate to their service

Targeting and Advertising Cookies

Cookie Name



This cookie will help deliver our advertising to people who have already visited our website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising. View Facebook's Cookie Policy | Facebook's Opt-out (functionality currently unused).


Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across web sites using their services. It’s the first party cookie for “Conversion Linker” functionality – it takes information in ad clicks and stores it in a first-party cookie so that conversions can be attributed outside the landing page. View Google's Cookie Policy | Google's Opt-out (functionality currently unused).

Cookies set under a LinkedIn domain will help deliver our advertising to people who have already visited our website when they are on LinkedIn. For a complete list of LinkedIn’s cookies, please refer to LinkedIn’s cookie policy. View Linkedin's Cookie Policy | LinkedIn’s Opt-out (functionality currently unused). cookies

The following cookies may be set when you visit the website when you click through to the description of a job vacancy and apply for a job.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookie Name



These are cookies which allow our application process to work correctly



Performance / Analytics cookies

Cookie Name



This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.


This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites


This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.


Used for tracking if the candidate has already clicked the advert - used for analytics


Used for tracking if the candidate has already loaded the advert - used for analytics

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Functional cookies

Cookie Name



Used to check if the candidate has already read the introduction for the Application


Stores any jobs the candidate has flagged as a favourite


 Stores the candidates Job Alert Criteria


 Stores the last search performed by the candidate

Changing your cookie preferences on this site

Within the footer of the site we've included a 'Change my Cookie Preferences' button to make sure that you can review and tweak the settings in place at all times. Scroll to the bottom of each page on the site and you'll be able to make changes.

Can I delete cookies from my own computer?

Yes; you can delete cookies from your computer by clearing the history from your browser. The way to do this varies depending on which browser you use, but you can find simple step-by-step instructions for many different browser types on the About Cookies website.

You can also amend your preferences to control whether or not your browser accepts cookies, but it's worth bearing in mind that many websites rely on cookies to allow them to function properly and choosing to reject cookies may mean you're not able to use all the features you're used to.

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