We use cookies to improve your experience on our website and ensure the information we provide is more relevant. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we will assume you are happy to accept all cookies on the Army website. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

 

Our use of cookies

How does the Army website use cookies?

To improve your experience and make this website simpler to use, we sometimes place small amounts of information on your computer, mobile phone or device. These include small files known as cookies.

The cookies used on this website improve your experience by:

  • Recognising your settings – so you don’t need to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • Remembering the information that you’ve given (e.g. your username and password) - so you don't need to keep entering it
  • Measuring how you use our website - so we can make improvements that meet your needs
  • Tracking the websites that you use - so our advertising using third-party networks is better targeted and more relevant to you

Our cookies contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier but this information is not used to identify you personally.

The cookies used on this website can be grouped into the following categories:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies – required to enable you to move around the website and use essential features
  2. Performance cookies – collect information about how you use our website and help us improve performance and provide a better user experience
  3. Functionality cookies – enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences
  4. Targeting cookies – used by advertising networks to track your browsing across the internet whilst enabling us to enhance our website with services provided by third-parties

Some cookies are set directly by the army.mod.uk website. Others are set by third-parties when you visit the Army website. Third-party cookies include those set by advertising networks, the partners we use for web analytics, and external websites delivering embedded content and videos (e.g. YouTube).

Cookies are stored on your computer for different lengths of time depending on what they are used for. Session cookies are temporary cookies and are only stored until you leave the website or when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies last for a fixed period of time, defined within the cookie, and allow the website to recognise the device and track repeat visits.

We do not sell the information collected by cookies.

Further information about individual cookies used on this website is provided below.

How can I control cookies?

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings to reject new cookies or delete those that have already been set.

You can choose to accept or reject the functionality and targeting cookies set by the Army website on the cookie settings page and can change these settings at any time.

You will also be given the opportunity to change your cookie settings when you first visit our website. If you continue to browse the website without changing your cookie settings, we will assume you are happy to accept all types of cookie on the Army website.

You can accept or reject functionality or targeting cookies at any time by changing your cookie settings, although third-party advertising networks may continue to use the information previously collected through targeting cookies.

You cannot change the settings for strictly necessary or performance cookies because these are required to provide a good browsing experience and allow us to collect basic statistics on website usage.

If you create an online account, you will be asked to accept the cookies required for the online application when you register or log in.

In addition to managing the cookie settings on this website, you can opt-out of tracking and targeting cookies by following the instructions provided on the appropriate third-party websites. We have provided links to help you find this information and set your preferences.

Do Not Track (DNT) is a feature offered by some browsers but is not currently supported by this website. When enabled, it sends a request to the website not to track your browsing, but a universal standard to determine how DNT requests are to be interpreted has not yet been adopted by software providers and website owners.

To learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

What cookies are used on the Army website?


Strictly necessary cookies

The following cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the website and use essential features. These cookies don’t collect any information that is used to identify you personally.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Army website. If you prevent these cookies, we may be unable to protect your privacy or predict how our website will perform during your visit.


Strictly necessary cookies set by the Army

Cookie name Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId To maintain an anonymous user session to enable you to navigate around the website
_britishArmy To remember your cookie settings for the Army website
attempted_cookie To remember data about your use of ‘RoleFinder’ and ‘In Your Area’
PHPSESSID To maintain a session for a user who has logged on to their account

Performance cookies

The following cookies collect information about how you use our website and help us improve performance and provide a better user experience. Cookies of this type collect information about the pages you visit, which videos you watch and if you experience any errors.

These cookies don't collect any information that could be used to identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works and understand what interests our users.

We often use independent web analytics companies to measure and report on the performance of our website. As a result, some performance cookies may be set by a third-party. These can be identified in the list below.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Army website. If you prevent these cookies, we can’t be certain how our website will perform during your visit.


Performance cookies set by the Army and our suppliers

Cookie name/provided by  Purpose
ComScore
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ns_session
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To collect information about how you use our website. This data is shared with ComScore who provide analysis and reporting services. These cookies can be identified by the host domain uk.sitestat.com
Google Analytics
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To collect information about how you use our website. This data is shared with Google Analytics who provide analysis and reporting services. These cookies can be identified by the host domain google-analytics.com

Functionality cookies

The following cookies are used to provide services and enhance the functionality of the website by storing information about the choices you’ve made. These cookies don’t collect any personal information that could be used for direct marketing or to identify you personally.

We sometimes use components supplied by third-parties to improve your experience. As a result, some functionality cookies may be set by third-party. These can be identified in the list below.

Functionality cookies may also take the form of Flash cookies, which are stored in your Flash Player rather than your browser. These are used to remember your settings when watching videos embedded in the Army website.

You can use the cookie settings page to control whether or not functionality cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we can't offer you some services or reduce the support we can provide.

Preventing these cookies may also stop us remembering that you didn't want a specific service.


Functionality cookies set by the Army and our suppliers

Cookie name/provided by Purpose
rfFirstVisit To check whether you have used 'Role Finder' before
rfseed To allow 'Role Finder' to display roles in a consistent order
Infinite Scroll
__cfduid
To remember your position on a continuous loading page in the 'Camouflage' section of the website. These cookies can be identified by the host domain infinite-scroll.com

Targeting cookies

The following cookies are used by advertising networks to track your browsing across the internet or to enable us to enhance our website with services provided by third-parties.

Most third-parties provide these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website, and use the information about your visit to display adverts you may be interested in.

The cookies set by advertising networks are used to track the websites you visit before and after visiting the Army website and enable us to measure the effectiveness of our marketing programmes.

Most of the tracking data capture by our advertising and web analytics partners remains anonymous because the unique identifiers used in targeting cookies are not associated with an identifiable individual. Some tracking data may be linked to your record if you register on our website and submit an online application. We only use tracking data associated with an individual user or application in aggregate form for reporting purposes – for example, to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising. We don’t use tracking data to profile individual users or deliver targeted marketing communications.

You can use the cookie settings page to control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. Alternatively, you can follow the links to access the tools provided on third-party websites to manage targeting cookies and opt-out of tracking.


Targeting cookies set by third-parties

Cookie name/provided by   Purpose Privacy and opt-out information 
Adalyser
__adal_first_visit
__adal_landing
__adal_landing_referrer
__adal_last_visit
__adal_session_start
To track the effectiveness of our online advertising You can use your cookie settings to accept or reject these cookies
ADTECH To track the effectiveness of our online advertising

For more information about ADTECH and opting-out of targeted advertising:
http://privacy.aol.com/privacy-policy/

AddThis
__atuvc
__atuvs
loc
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To track the use of the 'AddThis' panel and share pages with social media websites 

For more information about AboutThis and opting-out of targeted advertising:
http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy 

AppNexus
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To track the effectiveness of our online advertising 

You can use your cookie settings to accept or reject these cookies

For more information about AppNexus and opting-out of targeted advertising:
http://www.appnexus.com/en/company/platform-privacy-policy

C3 Metrics
C3S-429
C3UID
C3UID-429 
To track the effectiveness of our online advertising 

You can use your cookie settings to accept or reject these cookies

For more information about C3 Metrics and opting-out of data capture and tracking:
http://c3metrics.com/privacy/ 

Flashtalking
flashtalkingad1 
To track the effectiveness of our online advertising 

You can use your cookie settings to accept or reject these cookies

For more information about Flashtalking and opting-out of targeted advertising:
http://www.flashtalking.com/uk/privacypolicy/ 

Google AdWords
_gat
_gat_UA-38088777-2
To track the effectiveness of our online advertising

You can use your cookie settings to accept or reject these cookies

For more information about the cookies used by Google advertising services and the options available to protect your privacy:
http://www.google.co.uk/policies/technologies/ads/
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Google DoubleClick
_dc_gtm_UA-38088777-2
DSID
id
IDE
To track the effectiveness of our online advertising You can use your cookie settings to accept or reject these cookies

For more information about the cookies used by Google advertising services and the options available to protect your privacy:
http://www.google.co.uk/policies/technologies/ads/
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Quantcast
_qca
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To track the effectiveness of our online advertising 

You can use your cookie settings to accept or reject these cookies

For more information about Quantcast and opting-out of targeted advertising:
https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/ 

YouTube
PREF
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
YSC
To store information about the videos you watch on YouTube and whether you are logged in to your Google account or YouTube account

To manage your preferences for what types of advertising you receive on other websites visit www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/

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