Effective: October 12, 2021
- cookies and other tracking technologies;
- cookies are served through our Websites and Services; and
- how to control and delete cookies.
1. Cookies and other tracking technologies
A “cookie” is a small text file placed and saved in your browser when you access our Websites and our mobile applications. We use both session cookies (i.e., cookies that are stored only for a specific website visit) and persistent cookies (i.e., cookies that are stored beyond a specific website visit) on our Websites to provide the Services and for the purposes described in our Privacy Statement. These cookies may be set by us (first-party cookies) or set by third parties that collect information on our behalf (third-party cookies), such as Google Analytics.
A “web beacon” is a small graphic file placed on a website (or websites) that tracks your activity and monitors your behavior. We use web beacons within our Services to collect usage and performance data.
Examples of how we may use these technologies includes:
- to provide our Services (e.g., authentication within the check-out process);
- to uniquely identify you and/or your device;
- to store your preferences as part of providing the Services;
- for personalization and targeted advertising purposes (including across your devices and applications);
- for security and fraud-prevention purposes;
- to analyze and monitor the performance of our Services;
- to improve and develop new Services; and
- to understand your use of the Services over time.
Both Toast and our third-party partners (such as our advertising networks) may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites and your devices, and when using our online services to further personalize your experience with us.
3. Cookies served through our Websites and Services
Tracking technologies can either be persistent (i.e., they remain on your computer or device until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser).
In particular, our Websites, digital ordering services and mobile applications use the following categories of cookies:
Non-essential cookies (you have control over whether our Websites send these cookies to your browser):
Name of the cookie
|_biz_sid||Used to record website and server performance with site visits|
|_gclxxxx||Google conversion tracking cookie|
Name of the cookie
|_ga||Used by Google Analytics to track website performance|
|DriftPlaybook||Used by Drift, a service that provides our on-site chat feature|
Name of the cookie
|IDE||Advertising cookie used to show Google ads on non-Google sites|
|_hp2_id.##########||Used by Heap Analytics to track user behavior on the website|
For a complete list of our cookies, please click this link.
4. How to control and delete cookies
If you want to use our Websites and Services (including our digital ordering services), it is recommended that you enable cookies. However, you may also choose to disable or manage cookies. The additional information below will help guide you in doing so. Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact on the functionality of our Services and our Websites.
Browser controls: You can use the options found within your web browser to set your cookie preferences if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. These options are commonly found in the “preferences” or “options” tab of your browser. You can also click on the “Help” section of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. For additional information about cookies and how to control their use on various browsers and devices, you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Please be aware that depending on the Services being used, restricting cookies may prevent you from accessing and using all or part of the Services.
Targeted advertising and your choices: When you use our Websites and our Services (including out digital ordering Services), Toast and our third-party partners that provide services to us may collect information about your activities so that we can provide you with advertising tailored to your interests.
We support the self-regulatory principles for online advertising (“Principles”) published by the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). This means that we allow you to exercise your choice regarding the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites for online interest-based advertising purposes. More information about these Principles can be found at www.aboutads.info. If you want to opt out of receiving online interest-based advertisements on your internet browser from advertisers and third parties that participate in the DAA program and perform advertising-related services for us and our partners, please follow the instructions at www.aboutads.info/choices, or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices to place an opt-out cookie on your device indicating that you do not want to receive interest-based advertisements. Opt-out cookies only work on the specific internet browser and device that they are downloaded onto. If you want to opt out of interest-based advertisements across all your browsers and devices, you will need to opt out on each browser on each device you actively use. If you delete cookies on your device generally, you will need to set the opt-out cookie again on that device. If you want to opt out of receiving online interest-based advertisements on mobile applications, please follow the instructions at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices.
Mobile advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of targeted or personalized advertising by accessing the settings on your mobile device.
Do Not Track: We may use, and we may allow third-party service providers and other third parties to use, cookies or other technologies on our Services that collect information about your browsing activities over time and across different websites following your use of the Services. Do Not Track (“DNT”) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking across websites. We currently do not respond to DNT signals. We may continue to collect information in the manner described in this Privacy Statement from web browsers that have enabled DNT signals or similar mechanisms.
Website links: Our Websites contains links to other third-party websites. These websites are not operated or maintained by Toast. If you follow a link to any of these websites please note that Toast does not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third parties websites.
Once you have left the Websites you should consult the relevant privacy statement/policy of the third-party website in order to determine what information (which may include personal data) it collects about you and how it is used.
Cookies that have been set in the past: If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies before your disabled preference was set. We will stop, however, using disabled cookies to collect any further information.