Cookie policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on to your computer's hard drive 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 website.

We will seek your consent to use cookies the first time you visit the Compass Group, UK and Ireland Website (“this Website”) (or on subsequent occasions if the cookie that records such acceptance is deleted). Please note, if you do not accept the use of cookies on this Website it may prevent parts of this Website from working properly.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies:

These are cookies that are required for the operation of this Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of this Website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies:

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around this Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way this Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies:

These are used to recognise you when you return to this Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Social networking cookies:

These are cookies which allow you to share (where applicable) any of this Website’s pages with your social networks - but only if you explicitly choose to.

  • More information about the individual cookies we use and the purpose for which we use them is found in the table below:

    Google Analytics



    These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use this Website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve this Website. The cookies collect information in anonymous form, including the number of visitors to this Website, how the visitors have come to this Website and pages they visited.

    Cookie consent


    This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies in relation to this Website.

    Session Cookies


    These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie folder of your browser until you leave this Website. We use Session Cookies to facilitate smooth navigation and consistency throughout this Website. These are defined as essential to the operation of this Website and do not contain any personal data.

    Google features for generating maps and CAPTCHA images Cookies:









    These cookies are used by Google to generate images for maps (to show you where our jobs are) or to generate a CAPTCHA images to help protect this Website from “spambots”. Without these cookies we would not be able to register your account and you would not be able to see maps for each job.

    Cookies which enable you to share pages with your social network

    (twitter) guest_id, k, _twitter_sess, original_referer

    (facebook) datr, lu

    (g+1) PREF, SID, HSID, SSID.

    These cookies are used by the social networks to allow you to share any of our pages with your network - however, nothing is shared without your explicit request to do so.



    This allows you to login to our social recruitment management platform.




    These are similar to Google Analytics but specifically allow us to determine from which of our marketing activities you found this Website.



    This simply allows us to remember whether you had cookies turned off or on for this Website to help us keep as much functionality working as possible for you.

  • Except for essential cookies, cookies will generally expire after six months.

    Please note that third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

    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

    To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

    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 this Website 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 or later:

    • 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.