Cookies and other tracking technologies may be used on the PLATFORM in various ways, for example to make the PLATFORM work, for traffic analysis and/or for marketing purposes.

A cookie is a small piece of data that the website stores in the VISITORS device (a text file placed on the VISITORS computer by the internet server used by the VISITORS). Files are created when the browser on the VISITORS device loads the visited web destination, which then sends data to the browser and creates a text file (cookie). The browser retrieves and sends the file to the server of the network destination (site, page) when the user returns to it. Cookies are used for the functioning of all website features and a better user experience for VISITORS. The cookie allows the PLATFORM to “remember” the actions of the VISITORS from previous visits. Most browsers allow the use of cookies, but the VISITORS can delete them at any time or prohibit their storage in the browser. The most common reasons for using cookies are: identification of VISITORS, remembering specific user preferences, assistance in entering information that has already been entered during previous visits, collecting data for analysis and promotional campaigns. According to their functional division, cookies can, for example, be necessary, functional and marketing.


Types of cookies

First party cookies

Cookies installed on the VISITOR’s device by the organization whose website the VISITOR visits are known as “first-party” cookies.

Third party cookies

Cookies installed on the VISITORS device by another organization by the website they visit are known as “third-party” cookies. An example of a “third-party” cookie is a cookie set by a company specializing in website analytics (for example, Google Analytics) that provides the website owner with information about the number of people visiting the website.

These cookies are not set by Global Food Services, and most often serve to help interpret user behavior and marketing purposes. It is used to obtain statistical data on the visitation and usage of the PLATFORM website. The data that is collected includes the IP address of the VISITORS, data about the browser, language, operating system and other standard data that is collected and analyzed exclusively in anonymous and mass form, except if it is the data of the VISITORS. The PLATFORM’s web pages do not contain cookies that enable programs to run or install viruses on the VISITORS’ computer.

Persistent cookies

Permanent cookies remain saved on the VISITORS device even after closing the web browser. With the help of these cookies, websites store data to make it easier for the VISITORS to use them. For example, websites that require a username and password will remember a VISITORS entry that will appear on each new visit.

Temporary cookies (session cookies)

Temporary cookies are removed from the VISITOR’s device at the moment of closing the web browser in which the VISITOR was viewing the website. With the help of these cookies, the site stores temporary data that is used for its proper functioning.

Instructions for managing cookies for the most commonly used web browsers

If he does not agree to their use, the VISITOR can easily delete (or prevent) cookies on his computer or mobile device using the settings of the browser he is using. In the settings of web browsers such as Safari, Firefox or Chrome, the VISITORS can determine which cookies he wants to accept and which to reject.

The place where the VISITOR can find the settings depends on the type of his web browser. Via the “help” option in the respective web browser, the VISITOR can find the settings they need or, for this purpose, can access the web address

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Since the purpose of cookies is to improve and enable the use of PLATFORM websites and their processes, the VISITORS should keep in mind that by preventing or deleting cookies, they may disable the functioning of these features or cause them to work and look differently in their browser. If the VISITOR chooses not to accept certain cookies, he may not be able to use certain functions of the PLATFORM.