What are cookies and how do I manage them?

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Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device to differentiate different visitors. It stores information to, for instance, let you automatically login on websites like Homerun. It also stores information about what websites you have visited, that way other websites can read those cookies and use that information to enhance advertisements.

What cookies does Homerun use?
Homerun places cookies on your behalf in order to enrich job posts, measure conversion and provide better insights. This is why you need to include an overview of the cookies Homerun places in the form of a cookie statement in your company’s Privacy Statement for your career site. You can find the cookie statement ready to be copy/pasted by you from the privacy settings page here.

There are three types of cookies:

Functional cookies: These cookies make sure that the website works properly.
Analytical cookiesthe Google Analytics tag pixel we use for the Insights section in Homerun. We only pass anonymized data to Google Analytics (no IP-addresses) therefore no consent is needed for those. 
Tracking cookiesthese cookies enable the tracking of website visitors to make it easier for your job posts to be found by relevant candidates and to get insights into the conversion quality of different channels.

Can I place a cookie notice on my career site and job posts?
If you choose to have Homerun place all the cookies, you can opt for a cookie notice/banner on your career site and/or job post.

Placing a cookie notice:

  1. Go to your 'Company details' (upper right corner).
  2. In the left menu, click 'Privacy' (displayed at 'Customize').
  3. Scroll to the ‘privacy statement’ part of the page, all the way at the bottom.
  4. Click the button on “Show cookie notice on job pages”.
  5. Click ‘update’ at the bottom of the section. 

When you enable the cookie notice, Homerun will show it on the bottom of every page to your visitors. When the visitor first visits your page, no tracking cookies will be set yet and the visitor has the choice to leave the website without any remaining tracking cookies. As soon as the user scrolls more than 30% of the page, he or she gives implicit consent (by "continuing to use the website") and tracking cookies will be set.

How do I disable the tracking cookies?
You can choose to not have Homerun place tracking cookies. This will, however, influence the Insights in Homerun. If you want to disable the placing of those cookies, follow these steps:

Disable cookies

  1. Go to settings > privacy
  2. Scroll to the “privacy statement” part of the page, all the way at the bottom
  3. You can set the placing of the cookies on or off at the “cookies” part of that section
  4. Click “update” at the bottom of the section

If the cookies still show up, it is probably because they had already been set before you disabled the setting of them. If you remove the cookies from your browser and refresh the page, you'll notice that the cookies won't be set again.

Want to know more about GDPR and how you can become compliant? Check out The GDPR ready to roll hiring guide

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