A Cookie is a small text file that is placed on the browser or device you are using.   Cookies allow us to tailor the Site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block the creation of Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored, although doing so may affect your use of the Site and your ability to access certain features of the Site.

Our Site may use Web beacon, gif, or other technologies.  When you access certain of our web pages, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated.  These technologies usually work in conjunction with Cookies.  If you don’t want your Cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off Cookies.  If you turn off Cookies, Web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable Cookie information and are disregarded.

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our web site.  These companies may use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to this and other web sites to provide advertisements about good and services of interest to you on this or other websites.  You can learn more about targeted advertising, its benefits and how you can opt out of targeted advertising through the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada’s websiteat http://youradchoices.ca/choices/.

The website allows you to:

  • Find out which companies have currently enabled customized ads for your browser.
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  • Opt out of online interest-based advertising by any of the participating companies listed on the tool.

We collect certain non-personal information which is recorded by the standard operation of our internet servers on an anonymous basis, such as your IP address, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Site you visit, and the Site pages read and images viewed. This non-identifiable information is used on an aggregate basis and in a non-personally identifiable form, including: (i) for Site and system administration purposes, (ii) to improve the Site, (iii) to conduct internal reviews of the number of visitors to the Site (iv) to help us better understand visitors’ use of our Site; (v) to respond to specific requests from our visitors; and (vi) to protect the security or integrity of our Site when necessary.  We do not use your IP address to identify you.