What are cookies?
Third party cookies
In general, the following third party cookies may be set when you visit Invest Ottawa’s website:
- Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics, including Google Analytics cookies, to collect anonymous traffic data to help us analyze how members and visitors access and use our website, and for other analytics services relating to website activity and internet usage. Learn about how Google uses data from Google Analytics and how to opt out from Google Analytics by following the links in the table below:
Table of Third Party Cookies
Which cookies do we use?
Functional cookies ensure that our website functions correctly. Examples include the saving of browser settings. These cookies cannot be deactivated but these cookies have no impact or limited effect on your privacy as no personal information is collected or transmitted to us. Among other things, these cookies ensure that:
- Your preferences, such as your region, are saved;
- The load on the website is balanced, keeping it functional and available; and
- The misuse or potential problems on our website can be detected.
Examples of functional or necessary cookies we use include the following:
|used to store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID||12 months|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Necessary” category .||1 year|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functiona||The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.||1 year|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category “Performance”.||1 year|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Analytics” category .||1 year|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Advertisement” category .||1 year|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category “Others”.||1 year|
|XSRF-TOKEN||This cookie is set by Wix and is used for security purposes.||1 year|
We may use Google Analytics or other analytics providers to collect statistics about the use and users of our websites. By measuring the use of (specific parts of) the websites, we can improve our websites for the benefit of the users. We further use these statistics to measures the number of our visitors, the duration of the visit of each visitor, how visitors navigate through the different pages on our website, consider which sections of our website need adjustments or should be revised, and optimize our websites in general.
The Analytics cookies provide us with the following data that will be stored in our web analysis system, such as:
- The IP address;
- Traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached our site;
- Operating system;
- Screen size;
- Which pages and subpages are visited on the website; and
- The duration of the visit or use of the website and its subpages.
The following analytics cookies used on our websites are:
|_ga||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.||2 years|
|_gid||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||24 hours|
|vtsrc||Contains campaign related information for the user.||90 days|
|_fbp||This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.||3 months|
|test_cookie||The test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.||15 minutes|
|_gcl_au||Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.||3 months|
|_gat_UA-91289712-1||A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.||1 minute|
|_ga_8P5KSH0306||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.||2 years|
|_gat_gtag_UA_91289712_1||Set by Google to distinguish users.||1 minute|
|cusid||ClickDimensions sets this cookie to establish and continue a user session with the site.||30 minutes|
|cuvon||ClickDimensions sets this cookie to store the last time a visitor viewed a page.||30 minutes|
If you do not want websites to store cookies on your computer you may adjust your browser settings. You will then be given a warning before cookies are placed. You could also adjust your settings to the extent that your browser refuses all cookies or only those from third parties. You can delete cookies that have been placed. Please note that you have to adjust the settings for each browser and computer you use.
Please note as well that we cannot guarantee that our website will function properly if you do not want to accept cookies. It could be that some functions of the site are lost or that you may not see certain features at all.