Cookies Policy

Last Updated: 12/06/2019

Introduction

This Cookie Policy Statement explains how Compass and its group companies (collectively “Compass”, "we", "us", and "ours") use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our websites (www.compass-group.com) ("Websites").  It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. Compass Group PLC respects your data and your privacy is important to us. For more information on how we use and protect data please see our Privacy Notice.

If you have any queries in relation to data protection, please email us at data.privacy@compass-group.com.

Why do we use cookies and similar technologies?

To make our websites (including our mobile sites) work better and to distinguish you from other users, we use cookies and similar technologies, such as tagging to count how many visitors we receive to our website and help us remember your preferences. Cookies and similar technologies can perform functions and personalise content.

 What is a cookie and what do they do?

A cookie is a small text file which sits on your device or browser and assists with information flow and functionality. We use cookies to support our websites (including our mobile sites). For instance, some cookies help with site security or provide information to help us improve the site. Information contained in certain cookies may be used to personalise content. Each cookie stores certain data that allows for specified purposes to be fulfilled.

 A cookie may store information about how the site is used, which can be used for maintenance and improvement. They simply log numbers and provide grouped information about site navigation – this tells us if people can find what they want.

 ‘Session’ cookies, which are used for various reasons, and expire after your visit, remember for example, certain information as you navigate from one page to another so you don’t have to keep entering it.

 Cookies which remember things for longer, from one session to the next, are called “persistent” cookies. Persistent cookies can do things like remember preferences and adjust content to suit you (personalisation).

The cookies used by this website and their purpose are identified and described in the table below. We will seek your consent to use cookies the first time you visit this website (or on subsequent occasions if the cookie that records such acceptance is deleted). Denial of the cookies used by this website may prevent parts of the website from working properly.

Your privacy is important to us and we want to be transparent about the types of cookies used by this website as set out below:

 Cookie Name or ID

 Purpose

 Data held by the Cookie

 Cookie Expiry Date

 cookie_consent

This cookie is used to remember that consent has been given to set cookies.

 No data is held by this cookie.

Two years from set/update.

 __utma

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine unique visitors to this website.

  • Unique identifier for this website
  • Unique identifier for your device
  • Timestamp for the first visit to this website
  • Timestamp for the previous visit
  • Timestamp for the current visit
  • Number of sessions started

 Two years from
 set/update.

 __utmb

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to establish and continue a user session with this  website.

  • Unique identifier for this website
  • Number of page views in current session
  • Timestamp of current session time

 30 minutes from
 set/update.

 __utmz

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to  calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within this website.

  • Unique identifier for this website
  • Timestamp when cookie was set
  • Session number
  • Campaign number
  • Campaign source
  • Campaign name
  • Campaign medium
  • Last keyword used to find this website

 Six months from
 set/update.

 _ga  and _gid

These are Google analytics cookies, they allow us  to track how many visitors we have to our website and which pages they visit. But they don’t track any identity details of visitors.

  • Unique identifier for this website
  • Timestamp when cookie was set
  • Session number

 Two years from
 set/update.

 BS-consent-compass-group

This is a Google cookie which allows them to use  your location to ensure that your content is  loaded quickly by getting your content from the nearest location

  • Unique identifier for this website
  • Timestamp when cookie was set
  • Session number

Nineteen years from set/update.


Managing your cookies

Most web browsers allow some user control of most cookies through the 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 www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

There are a number of ways to manage cookies. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer 8:

·         Open ‘Windows Explorer’

·         Click on ‘Tools’ menu

·         Click ‘Delete Browsing History’

·         Tick ‘Cookies’ and click ‘Delete’

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should search for “cookies” in the “Help” function for information on where to find your cookie folder and the controls to manage them.

How often will you update this Cookie Policy Statement?

We may update this Cookie Policy Statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please Contact Us.