Personnel Today is owned and operated by Reed Business Information Limited (‘RBI’). Information we collect from users of the site will be stored by us on computers in the UK and may be used in the following ways:

Contact Details

We will use your contact details (your name, job title, telephone, fax number and your e-mail and postal addresses) to provide any services requested by you and also to tell you about important changes to the site and its functionality. These details will be used by us and by businesses within RBI and its associated companies to provide you with information about other services and products and will also be disclosed to third party businesses and advertisers for the same purpose.

If you do not wish to be contacted for this purpose, please express your preferences by emailing us at

To alter your details

If your contact details change you can alter the details we hold by emailing

Voluntary Information

We may ask for further information about you as part of online surveys or if you enter any competition or other promotional feature. This information will be used to enable us to improve our website or online service. It may also be disclosed to other companies who wish to tell you about services of interest to you.

Use of cookies by Personnel Today

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Personnel Today requires cookies in order to operate fully and works with third party advertisers who place cookies on your computer to serve and target advertisements more effectively.

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through 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

Further information about the cookies used by Personnel Today is provided below.

Cookies used by Personnel Today

The following Cookie categories are based on the classification presented in The International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Cookie Guide

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide services that you have requested.

Category 1 Cookies used by Personnel Today: 



Login status To identify you as being logged in to our website.
Load Balancing Load Balancing Cookies may be used to distribute load across our web servers – to ensure our websites perform well and give you the best possible experience.
User Subscription Data Subscription cookies allow us to ensure that you can access resources which you have registered or paid for.

Category 2: Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often.  The information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so these cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve the way our website works.

Category 2 Cookies used by Personnel Today:


Web Analytics Google Web Analytics, Site Catalyst cookies are used to improve the design and user experience of our website by providing statistics on site usage and pages visited.

Click on this link to opt out of Google Web Analytics.

Click on this link to opt out of Site Catalyst HBX Analytics.

Embedded video and audio Most videos on Personnel Today are hosted on Brightcove or YouTube. Most audio is hosted by PodOmatic. These sites use cookies to collect statistics and improve site experience.

Category 3: Functionality cookies. These cookies allow us to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more relevant features.

Category 3 Cookies used by Personnel Today: 



User Preferences Preference cookies remember settings you’ve applied to this site such as Layout, Default views, Search filters, Number of Search results per page, Video bandwidth etc..
Optimizing User Experience Remembering recently viewed pages.  Remembering your last search term.
Login Information Login cookies may be used to communicate your login details across pages of this website.  This data is encrypted and not shared with third parties.


Category 4: Targeting or Advertising 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 advert 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 organisations such as advertisers.

Category 4 Cookies used by Personnel Today:


Targeted Advertising Advertising cookies are used by third parties to gather and send information to other websites so that they can present you with adverts you may be interested in.

These cookies can be linked to clicks on ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons which may be used on this site.

The following third party advertising networks are used by Personnel Today :

• Doubleclick (Google)

• Adtech

You may choose to decline these cookies by visiting the following sites.

• Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page

• Google advertising opt-out page

• Adtech opt-out page

In addition, third-party advertisers run adverts on Personnel Today and use their own advertising networks. If you would like to block cookies being set by third party networks you may do so through the preference settings on your browser.

Campaign Tracking Campaign Tracking cookies are used to monitor how effective adverts, promotions and e-newsletters are.  Personnel Today traffics its own campaigns through:

• Doubleclick (Google)

• Adtech

• Site Catalyst

• Eloqua

You may choose to decline these cookies by visiting the following sites.

• Google advertising opt-out page

• Adtech opt-out page

• Site Catalyst opt-out page

• Eloqua opt-out page

In addition, third party advertisers run campaigns on Personnel Today. If you would like to block cookies being set by third party networks you may do so through the preference settings on your browser.


To contact us about the use of Cookies on this site please email

Access to Data

Under the Data Protection Act 1988 you have the right to be told what personal information we hold about you on our databases. You should write to us, attn Company Secretary at the following address: Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS. UK stating your full name, your address and any of our publications or services to which you know you subscribe. A small administrative charge may be made for fulfilling this request.