The information collected in this manner includes IP address, browser characteristics, device IDs and characteristics, operating system version, language preferences, referring URLs, pages visited, and other information about the usage of our websites or emails. The technology permits us to recognize users and avoid repetitive requests for the same information. The technology also assists us in identifying the types of browsers and operating systems used most by our customers, suppliers, website visitors, social media users, or other business partners and how website visitors move through the websites.
All this information enables us to improve Sysco’s websites and emails and tailor them to our customers’ suppliers, website visitors, social media users, or other business partners needs and preferences. We may also use this technology to track user trends and patterns to better understand and improve areas of our websites that our users find valuable.
We also reserve the right to use outside companies to display ads on our websites. These ads may contain cookies. Cookies received with banner ads are collected by such outside companies, and we do not have access to this information. These outside companies also may collect and combine information collected on our websites and emails with other information about your online activities over time, on other devices, and on other websites or apps, if those websites and apps also use the same partners.
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical or performance cookies: These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies: These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
We currently use Google Analytics to collect and process certain website usage data. To learn more about Google Analytics and how to opt out, please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. You may be able to change browser settings to block and delete cookies when you access our websites through a web browser. However, if you do that, our websites may not work properly. Our websites do not respond to browser do-not-track signals.
When you opt out of personalized advertising, you may continue to see online advertising on Sysco’s websites and/or our ads on other websites and online services.