Last update: September 18, 2023
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data (text file) that are saved on your computer or mobile when you visit a website so that information can be saved between visits, such as your login credentials or language preferences.
Cookies may be temporary (or session) cookies, which are only in use while you visit our Website and are deleted when you close your browser, or permanent cookies, which stay on your device’s permanent storage after you leave our Website until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them after a period of time.
Cookies that are set by us are called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies, which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the Website you are visiting.
What kinds of cookies are used on the Website?
Our Website primarily uses the following four types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but that may cause some parts of the Website to not work.
These cookies gather information about how visitors use the Website and monitor the Website’s performance. For example, performance cookies tell us which pages are popular, monitor traffic to our Website and compile anonymous analytic information. Performance cookies can also be used to identify and remedy operational problems with the Website.
We use various tools for these purposes. For instance, we use Google Analytics to learn more about the visitors on our Website and their activities on our Website. To provide this service, Google Analytics may collect certain information about you from your computer, including but not limited to information regarding your visit (such as the pages you visit and length of your visit), information about your device (such as your IP address), how you got to the Website, and other information about you. Google Analytics has developed an opt-out tool that will prevent Google Analytics from tracking you across all websites, which is available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
These cookies are used to recognize and remember your preferences. For example, functionality cookies may use information, such as your language preferences, to make sure that you arrive at a version of our Website that will provide you with a continuous experience.
Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits and are generally placed on our Website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites.
Third-Party website cookies
When using our Website, you may be directed to other websites for such activities as surveys, for job applications, and to view content hosted on those sites such as an embedded video or news article. These websites may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites you visit, even if you are directed to them from our Website.
How can I manage my cookies preferences?
Changes to this Cookies Notice
If you have questions, concerns or complaints regarding this Cookie Notice, please contact our Privacy Officers:
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1200, Waterfront Centre
200 Burrard Street
P.O. Box 48600
Vancouver, BC V7X 1T2
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1000, De La Gauchetière Street West
Montréal, QC H3B 5H4