Cookies Policy

Hirestaff Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with the company number 12930854 and whose registered address is at 7 Bell Yard, London W2CA 2JR (hereinafter “hirestaff”).

When you visit a hirestaff website(s), hirestaff uses “cookie” technology try to make that experience simple, personalised and meaningful. Cookies are small pieces of information which are issued to your computer or any similar device you use to access the internet e.g. smart phone, tablet or other mobile device when you visit a website and which store and sometimes track information about you’re use of the website. A number of cookies hirestaff uses last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the website and will last for longer.

hirestaff uses cookies to:

  • create a specific log-in session for a visitor to a hirestaff website in order that page requests by that visitor are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner;
  • recognise when a visitor to a hirestaff website has visited before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to the website and allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;
  • customise elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the website;
  • collect statistical information about how our visitors use the website(s) so that we can improve the website(s) and learn which parts are most popular to visitors.

Some of the cookies used by hirestaff websites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on a hirestaff website(s) you may not be able to take full advantage of the website(s) if you do so.

Our cookies

We have described the main cookies we use and what we use these for below:

Cookie name Description
_ga It stores your PHP SessionId so we can store data as part of the standard
system. PHP session
_gat Used to throttle request rate. (GA – Universal Analytics)
#lang Language cookie
ASP.NET_SessionId It is a cookie which is used to identify the users session on the server. It is created the first time your site is accessed over the browser.
AWSELB It is a cookie persisted by AWS ELB(Elastic Load Balancer) for managing sticky session across production servers.


Third party cookies

Certain cookies are either set by third parties on the Website or these are set by us using the third parties cookie code. More information about cookies placed by third parties and how to restrict or block their cookies can be accessed by following the link to their website. In addition to cookies, tracking gifs may be set by us or third parties in respect of your use of the Site. Tracking gifs are small image files within the content of our site or the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the website are visited or whether particular content is of interest.