The Compass Group online and mobile service will send one or more cookies to your browser, which your device will receive automatically.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file. Cookies are divided into session-specific and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will be kept on your device until the expiration time set in the cookie, after which they will be deleted. These cookies may be renewed every time you visit the online or mobile service which placed the cookie. In some cases, the data gathered by the cookie allows for identifying the person through the person’s IP address, for example.
Cookies are separated into first and third-party cookies. The first-party cookies belong to the online or mobile service you visit, whereas third-party cookies belong to third parties, such as web analytics programmes. Cookies can also be divided into functional, analytical and marketing cookies required for the functioning of the website. Accepting cookies required for the functioning of the website is, in fact, mandatory if you want to use Compass Group website. The website doesn't work without them. Your device will receive other cookies only after you have given your consent to their use.
Functional cookies allow the storage of data that changes the website’s appearance or functions. This information contains, for example, the language or region that you have selected.
Statistics or analytics cookies allow site owners to understand how users are interacting with the sites by gathering and reporting information.
Marketing cookies are used to track website users and their purpose is to show ads that are appropriate and interesting to individual users.
Each cookie’s purpose is described in every page’s cookie list which contains the cookies used by the site, their purpose and their retention time.
How long do the cookies remain on my device?
The period of time for which cookies are operational varies. Session cookies are deleted when you close the browser, whereas persistent cookies are stored for a longer period of time. We will keep your information for as long as it is necessary for a particular need, or until we can safely assume the information is no longer required. Each cookie’s retention time is indicated in the cookie list on each Compass Group web page. For example: when you visit our online store, the cookies need to remember your data for the shopping basket or cart to function in the desired way. This allows you to return to your shopping later without having to repeat your selections. The cookies remember the details for as long as we can assume that you will no longer return to your shopping.
We also use third-party cookies. If you have accepted the use of analytics cookies, you can prevent Google's data collection and data processing by downloading and installing the following add-on to your browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Cookies used and data collected by third parties
If you give your consent to this, we use third-party cookies, such as Google tools and analytics, for targeted marketing and to gain insight on how our online and mobile service are used. This means that when you visit our online or mobile services, service providers may place cookies on your device. Third parties can identify you on the basis of the cookie data they collect.
We use the Facebook pixel to gather data on how you move between the Compass Group online and mobile service and Facebook. This allows us to personalise our product and service marketing, so we can make you offers that we think you will find interesting based on your previous visits.