What are cookies?

When you visit a website such as uMotif.com, the website stores data in small files on your computer, known as cookies.

Cookies are used to store information about you and your preferences, so that you don’t have to keep re-entering them, and improve your browsing experience.

How do we use cookies?

There are several different types of cookie:

Strictly necessary cookies

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

Examples of how we use strictly necessary cookies include:

Session Cookies: A session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed.  Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer, and contain only a session identifier which is not personally identifiable.

Authentication Cookies: If you register and authenticate (log in) to any of uMotif’s services you may receive authentication cookies these are used to securely maintain a logged-in state to one or more of our services and will usually expire after a period for your safety.  They contain no personally identifiable information.

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.  These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor.  All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Examples of how we use functionality cookies include:

Preference Cookies

We may store non-personally identifiable preferences such as your preferred language choice so that we can display content in the correct language to you when you use our services.


The information stored in cookies is not used to identify you personally and uMotif does not use cookies for any purpose other than those described here.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are used by third-party applications which are deployed by uMotif.

uMotif use Google Analytics, a tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. Google Analytics uses cookies to   remember what a user has done on previous pages/interactions with the website.  These cookies collect no personally identifying information and are used to:

  • Distinguish unique users
  • Remember the number and time of previous visits
  • Determine the start and end of a session
  • Remember traffic source information

How do I control cookies?

You can control cookie use in your browser settings.

Cookie name Description
Session, connect.sid This cookie is necessary for the site to work by maintaining your session. It contains no personal information.
_ga, _gat, _gid,  NID, collect These are deployed by our Google Analytics only if you accept our cookies. They collect information such as the pages you visit, the length of time you spend on the site and what browser you are using. This information helps us improve and optimise the site in the future.
rc::a,, rc::c Used by Google to distinguish between humans and bots
locale Used by Personio to set the language code of the visitor on the careers page
personio_session Used by Personio on the careers page to display the jobs