What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing a randomly generated identifying tag (a string of letters and numbers) which is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The tag is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise the device you are using and provide you with a better website experience. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer or mobile device you are using via an identifying tag.
Cookies can be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies:
– A persistent cookie is stored by a browser and remains valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before that.
– A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the user closed the browser.
1) Essential Cookies
These cookies are essential to provide you with the website and any services available on the website.
We use these cookies for authentication and status such as login into your account or tracking your progress in our training program.
We also use essential cookies as an element of security, to protect your account and our website generally.
2) Cookies used by our service providers
– Performance/Analytics Cookies
We use Google Analytics cookies to better understand how customers are using CitizenshipSupport.ca and to assist in managing the performance and design of CitizenshipSupport.ca.
– Social Media Cookies
When you share a page using a social media sharing button on our website (e.g., Facebook), the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by us.
– Advertising and Tracking Cookies
We use Google Ads cookies to measure the effectiveness of our advertising. Google will store this information.
We use a Facebook pixel on our website to personalize Facebook advertisements and to analyze the use of our website. Using the pixel, Facebook collects information about the users and use of our website.
How to control cookies?
To make full use of CitizenshipSupport.ca, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies. If you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from our website, you can use your browser to do this.
Web browsers give users control over what cookies are stored, but each works slightly differently. Follow these instructions to find out how to delete and manage cookies in your browser: