Privacy policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you. We strictly adhere to the requirements of data protection legislation in the UK in the use, storage and disclosure of information which you have given us and which we collect about you.

The purpose of this statement is to explain to you what information we collect, and how and why we collect it.

When you register with Eslbase
We collect information about you when you register with us. We ask you for your name, email address and a display name for any posts you make in the forum. We also ask you to tell us whether you are registering as an employer or as a forum member only. We use this information to provide you with the most appropriate features and resources when you sign into your account. You can check, update or remove this information on your account page.

When you submit information in a form
We collect information that you submit voluntarily through forms, for example when you add a comment to a page, post in the forum or post a job advert. Any information that you submit voluntarily in this way will be available for other visitors to see. For example, if you include your email address or other personal information in an advert or comment, this will be visible to other visitors.

When you subscribe to email notifications
We collect information that you submit voluntarily when you subscribe to email notifications of new blog posts or new job adverts. We ask you for your email address and sometimes for your first name. You can update or remove this information at any time by opting out of these email notifications. You also have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated emails from the software which powers the forum.

We use cookies on Eslbase. A cookie is a small text file placed on your device when you browse a website. Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other visitors to the website, helping us to provide you with a good user experience and allowing us to improve the site.

You can choose to disallow cookies by changing your browser settings. However, by doing so, you may hinder your user experience on this and other websites. You can read more about cookies and how to disallow them at

The cookies we use are as follows:

Necessary cookies
These cookies help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to pages which require visitors to register and login. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Cookie Name Set by Expiry Purpose
phpsessid Session Preserves users states across page requests.
wordpress_test_cookie Session Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
wpjb_transient_id Session Used for functionality of the jobs board.
Preference cookies
These cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
Cookie Name Set by Expiry Purpose
pref 114 days Saves the user’s preferences when using Google services.
Analytics cookies
We use Google Analytics to help us understand how you interact with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. You can find more information about Google Analytics cookies and privacy here.
Cookie Name Set by Expiry Purpose
_ga 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat Session Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
Advertising, marketing, statistical and social sharing cookies

We use third party vendors, including Google, to serve ads to you based on your visits to our website and other sites. These third party vendors use cookies. Google uses the DoubleClick cookie, which enables it and its partners to serve you these ads. You can opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting this page.

We also use AddThis sharing buttons and tools so you can easily like or share our content on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, and to recommend other parts of the site to you. Some of these social networks set their own cookies for statistical and/or marketing purposes. You can find more information about Addthis cookies and privacy here.

Here’s a list of the Doubleclick, AddThis and other advertising, marketing and statistical cookies that we use.

Cookie Name Set by Expiry Purpose
_drt_ Session Used by Google to track visitors across all websites that display DoubleClick ads to enable targeted ads to interested parties.
id 2 years Used by Google AdSense to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
pref 8 months Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
test_cookie Session Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
visitor_info1_live 8 months Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
ysc Session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt-remote-connected-devices Persistent Unclassified
yt-remote-device-id Persistent Unclassified
yt-remote-online-screens Persistent Unclassified
_at.hist.# Persistent Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to store the user’s usage history of the AddThis sharing widget
_pinterest_cm 1 year Used by Pinterest to track the usage of services.
__atuvc 2 years Updates the counter of a website’s social sharing features.
__atuvs Session Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis.
at-lojson-cache-ra-# Persistent Unclassified
at-rand Persistent Unclassified
at-rand Persistent Unclassified
bt2 255 days Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site
di2 2 years Unclassified
dt 29 days Keeps track of expiration dates for other cookies that are used by the social sharing service, AddThis.
guest_id 2 years Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service.
lidc Session Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
loc 2 years Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).
uid 2 years Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers.
um 2 years Registers the user’s sharing of content via social media.
uvc 2 years Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.
vc 2 years Unclassified
Unclassified cookies
Other cookies sometimes used on our site.
Cookie Name Set by Expiry Purpose
google_experiment_mod Persistent Unclassified Persistent Unclassified
ide 2 years Unclassified
pypf 27 days Unclassified
rev Persistent Unclassified

Third party websites
We may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. It is your responsibility to review the privacy and cookie policies of these sites. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of third party sites.

More information
You can find more information about UK data protection legislation at the Information Commissioner’s website. If you have any questions about this privacy policy please contact us here.