cookie statement.

You are at www.randstad.com, the website of Randstad N.V., hereinafter referred to as ‘Randstad’ or “we”.

Our website (www.randstad.com and its subdomains) use cookies.

Cookies are small text files that will be stored in your device (computer, tablet or mobile phone) via your browser primarily to enhance the convenience of using the site, to enable certain functions and to to make visiting our website attractive. Third parties can also place cookies and similar techniques to monitor your internet behavior and show your personalized advertisements outside our website.The information in the cookies relates to your device, your browser and to the way you flip through our content and is not linked to your name, address or e-mail address.

To the extent personal information may be collected using cookies, such information will only be processed in accordance to our data protection statement.

which cookies do we use and why?

Cookies can be placed by directly by our website or by third parties with whom we cooperate to help us diagnose technical problems, analyze the traffic to our website, analyze trends, observe and measure how our visitors engage with our website and identify preferences.

default cookies.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services, you have asked for, like logging in, cannot be provided.

Our website uses Google Analytics, provided by Google, Inc. and Optimizely, provided by Optimizely inc. These cookies are essential to provide you a seamless browser experience. They provide us with information on how you use the website and allow us to test various parts of the website.

functional cookies.

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

performance cookies.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. Only Randstad has access to the data collected via these cookies and we do not make these data available to third parties.

Our website uses Hotjar, provided by Hotjar Ltd.; and HubSpot provided by HubSpot inc.

advertising or targeting cookies.

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization including social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content.

change your preference regarding cookies.

If you wish to change your preference regarding cookies go to the cookie settings:


You can also prevent your browser to store cookie and/or delete the cookies from your device at any time via the browser settings. Please consult the ‘Help’ section on your internet browser for instructions on this.

If you choose to not accept cookies, you should be aware that you may no longer be able to make use of all possibilities and functionalities of our website, and that certain parts of the website may also no longer be visible or accessible.

To opt-out from Google Analytics cookies at any time, you can also instal the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

To opt-out from Optimizely, you can visit their opt-out page.

Your can also opt-out from Hotjar cookies at any time by visiting Hotjar opt-out page and clicking 'Disable Hotjar'.

storage period.

Most of the cookies we use will be deleted when you end the browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies will remain stored in your device longer, for a period of 2 years, with the execption of the web analytics cookies which can be stored in your device maximum of 10 years.

changes to the cookies statement.

We may update the Cookies Statement from time to time. You can see the date on which the last change was made below in this statement. We advise you to review our Cookies Statement on a regular basis so that you are aware of any changes.

contact us.

If you have any questions about this policy or any privacy concerns, or would like to exercise your rights, or obtain further information about the safeguards we have in place so that your personal data is adequately protected when transferred outside the EEA, privacyofficer[at]randstad.com

This statement was updated on: 15 May 2018

functional cookies

cookie purpose expiration
.ASPXANONYMOUS This cookie is issued by ASP.NET and contains a unique ID to help recognize when an anonymous user attempts to log in. Session & longer
ASP.NET_SessionID This cookie is necessary for site functionality and is set even if you do not give your consent. It is held temporarily in memory and is deleted when the web browser is closed. Session
ARRAffinity This cookie is used to load balance your visit and ensure you are routed to the same server consistently. Session
RANJF_SESSION The primary purpose of this session cookie is to assign a unique ID to a user that can be used to follow the path of the user throughout the website. This unique ID is saved in the cookie, along with 2 timestamps that together are used to determine the last visit date of a user that is used on a “what’s new” page. In addition, the cookie contains a key that prevents anybody from unauthorized altering the contents of the cookie. Session
RANJF_IDENTITY The Identity cookie represents a user that has entered information regarding their identity and has opted to use the “remember me” features offered for webcasts and mail document requests. Its existence indicates that the user desires the “remember me” functionality. The actual key that links to the personal information is the session id saved in the Session cookie. Session & longer
RANJF_RECIPIENT The recipient cookie is used as a “logged in” cookie, which means the user has access to modifying private information, such as alerts sent to a specific email address. This cookie contains a key (separate from the session id key) that references contact information (such as email address and phone number). The only way to obtain this cookie is by clicking on an email confirmation link that is sent for the purpose of verifying authenticity of a person requesting email alerts. Session & longer
RANJF_BRIEFCASE The Briefcase cookie enables the “briefcase” functionality within the site. Session & longer
RANJF_X This cookie provides the option for a user to “opt-out” of using cookies to store information in the IR section of the website. However, the only way of “remembering” the fact that a user does not want to use cookies is to save that information in a cookie. This is done by clicking on a specific “opt-out” link. Of course, the user has to reset this cookie every time the cookie is cleared from their system. This cookie is simply provided as an option for users that do not want cookies to store their information, but do not have access to (or do not want to) alter their cookie settings. Session & longer
CookieDisclaimer This cookie is saved when you agree to the use of cookies on our website. Permanent

analytical cookies

We use various different technologies on our site to help provide meaningful information about the way that users use our site. These involve providing us with details about how users navigate through our site, how often they make return visits and which parts of the site are the most popular. We use this information to help tailor and improve our content to the user, as well as making the user experience throughout the site as pleasurable as possible.

Our analytical cookies are only for this purpose, and whilst we use third-party software to report this information, it is available only for our use and we will never share this information with any other party or advertising agency. The third-party will only share this information where required to do so by law, or if another party processes the information on their behalf. This information will never be shared for advertising purposes.

The analytical cookies are anonymous and do not store personally identifiable information about users. They only track your visits within this site, not across multiple sites.

Doubleclick 'Spotlight Tags' report on the success of marketing campaigns for randstad.com. To reject or delete these cookies information can be found here.

analytical cookies

cookies purpose expiration
Webtrends_ID WT_FPC This cookie is used to provide meaningful reports about how visitors use our website. Session & longer
Google Analytics: _utma _utmb _utmc _utmz _gid _ga _gat_mvp _gat_UA-55231389-5 These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Session & longer Session: _utmb, _utmc; Longer: _utma (2 yrs) _utmz (6 mths); 729 Days: _ga; < 1 Days: _gid _gat_mvp _gat_UA-55231389-5
_#srchist Stores the history of traffic sources the user has arrived to the site by. 1000 days
_#sess Stores information about the session. 1000 days
_#vdf Stores the visit definition – ts type, number of visits, expiry. 1000 days
_#uid Stores a user identifier (only within a site). 1000 days
_#slid Unique sale ID. 1000 days
_#clkid Unique identifier for a click generating a landing. 1 year
_#lps Flags that the last page was secure and therefore has no referrer. 20 min
_#tsa Stores the referrer details to avoid duplicate Landing events. 10 min
_#env Flags whether the environment variables (screen size, browser etc) need to be collected again. 30 days
stc[site id] This is the third party cookie used to store all the other cookie data in concatenated form. The Cookie’s name has the site ID in it. 1000 days
_#nxd This is a 1st party cookie used when access to the third party cookie is blocked. It stores the data similarly to the _#stc cookie. 1000 days
mt.v This cookie tests and adapts our site to offer an improved customer experience. It stores an anonymous ID with other information regarding your current session. We use this information to create, adapt and improve the online customer experience. 5 years

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

OneTrust

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OptanonConsent This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. 365 Days
OptanonAlertBoxClosed This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information. 365 Days

Randstad

cookies purpose expiration
cms_user_id_httponly Unique user id set by the CMS system. 729 Days
MyRandInfo This is functional cookie used to remember choices you make, e.g. your user name, email and any customisations you make to pages during your visit. They are necessary to provide features and services specific to individual users. < 1 Days
AccessToken This cookie is used to allow the client uses the access token to access the protected resources hosted by the resource server. < 1 Days
backToSearch functional cookie used to store the last search page Session
jobSearchValue functional cookie used to store last search string Session
perPage functional cookie used to store the amount of items which should be displayed on the search page Session
RefreshToken This cookie is used to obtain a new access token when the current access token becomes invalid or expires, or to obtain additional access tokens with identical or narrower scope. < 1 Days
articleSearchSortBy functional cookie used to store the sort option selected by the user Session
cms_user_id Unique user id set by the CMS system. 729 Days
ip_address IP address of the user. 729 Days
recentlyViewedJobs functional cookie used to improve the online customer experience stores the last 3 jobs viewed by the user. It is held temporarily in memory and is deleted when the web browser is closed. (edit Session
sortBy functional cookie used to store the sort option selected by the user Session
nearByLocation functional cookie used to store manually added location. We use this information to improve the online customer experience. 60 Days
popupVote This cookie controls the visibility of website popups. It tracks the submitted or closed popups, so the end user does not see the same popup twice. Permanent
applicationId Stores the application id after job application for later use in the confirmation page. < 1 Days

Optimizely cookies

cookies purpose expiration
optimizelyDomainTestCookie These Optimizely cookies allow us to test different versions of website pages to different users at the same time and to track how users navigate around our website. We use this information to test new features and make the website easier to use. Session & longer
optimizelyEndUserId Cookie set by the Optimizely website optimisation plaftform. This cookie is a unique user identifier. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance Session & longer
AWSELB This cookie name is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client request on the server. Session & longer
optimizelyRumLB Session & longer

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

HubSpot

cookies purpose expiration
Hubspotutk 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. 13 Months
__hstc The main 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). 13 Months
__hssrc Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session. SESSION
__hssc This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is 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), and session start timestamp. 30 min
__cfduid The _cfduid cookie helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our customers' End Users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare's security features. 1 Year

Hotjar

cookies purpose expiration
_hjIncludedInSample This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels. 1 Year
_hjid This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID. 1 Year

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Google

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APISID This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. 16 Days
SSID This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. 16 Days
_gcl_au Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services 89 Days
SID This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. 16 Days
SAPISID This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. 16 Days
HSID This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. 16 Days

DoubleClick

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IDE This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. 2914717 Days
id This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. 16 Days

Facebook

cookies purpose expiration
fr This cookie is used for Used advertising purposes. 90 Days
_fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers SESSION

LinkedIn

cookies purpose expiration
lidc Used for routing 1 Day
bcookie Browser ID cookie 1 Year
lang Session-based cookie used for Sign-in with Linkedin and/or for Linkedin follow feature SESSION
UserMatchHistory LinkedIn Ad analytics 6 Months

YouTube

cookies purpose expiration
SID This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. 2914717 Days
HSID This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. 2914717 Days
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites;it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface. 179 Days
PREF This cookie, which may be set by Google or Doubleclick, may be used by advertising partners to build a profile of interests to show relevant ads on other sites. It works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. 1346 Days
APISID This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. 2914717 Days
GPS Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. < 1 Days
SSID This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. 2914717 Days
LOGIN_INFO This cookie is used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website. 2914717 Days
YSC This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos. SESSION
SAPISID This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. 2914717 Days

email cookies

Do we track whether users open our emails?

Our emails may contain a single, campaign-unique "web beacon pixel" to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email.

We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements.

The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

turn cookies off or delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings (such as Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer). The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout