Cookie Notice

The purpose of this cookie notice (the “Cookie Notice”) is to inform you about the use of Cookies on the OCAS website (the “Website”), which may be installed on your device such as your computer, tablet or smartphone.

By using the Website, you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Notice. If you do not agree to our use of Cookies, please do not use our Website. If you would like to deactivate certain Cookies, please consult How can I manage Cookies below.

For more information about how we handle your personal information, please consult our Privacy Policy.

1. What are Cookies?

We may collect certain types of information electronically when you interact with our Website through cookies and similar technologies.

We may use this information to allow the Website to authenticate you, remember your preferences, make this Website function correctly, support website analytics and to deliver advertising about colleges. For example, we may use your location or language preference to auto-select features when you visit our Website. Technologies we use include:

  • Cookies, which are small text files that are saved on your computer when you visit a website, so that information can be saved between visits, such as your login credentials or language preferences.
  • Web beacons and single pixel gifs, which are small image files that collect information about you, such as your IP address, when you visit a website. These tools may also allow our third-party tracking tools to gather information, such as your IP address, and provide this back to us in an anonymized aggregate form (i.e. in a manner where we cannot identify you). “Aggregate form” refers to a format of information where personal information is compiled and expressed in a summary form where no personal identifiers are included.

For ease of reference, we generally refer to those various technologies as “Cookies”.

You may delete or disable certain Cookies at any time via your browser. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use some of the features on our Website.  To learn more about the privacy choices available to you, please visit How can I manage Cookies below.

1. What types of Cookies might we use?

First Party Cookies. Our Website uses first party Cookies, which are specific to us. These Cookies enable us to operate an efficient service and to track patterns of user behavior to our Website.

Third Party Cookies. We also allow third parties to place Cookies on your device or browser. When we allow third parties to access our Website to place such Cookie, we do not retain control over the information collected by it. This information is controlled by that third party according to its privacy policy.

To disable Cookies, please consult How can I manage Cookies below.

Our Website uses the following Cookies:

  • Necessary Cookies. These cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be disabled 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 language preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but that will cause some parts of the Website to not function.

Name of Cookie

Function

First Party or Third Party

Local Storage

 

Theme and locale used for the user’s session

First Party

locale

 

Recall language selected for subsequent visit if language parameter not specified in URL

First Party

Ontario Colleges_Language

Recall language selected for subsequent visit if language parameter not specified in URL

First Party

SupressAlertDataen

 

Remember on next page/visit if alert (i.e. COVID notice) was dismissed so it does not reappear

First Party

XSRF-TOKEN

Token used to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks

First Party

.AspNetCore.Antiforgery

Token used to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks

First Party

.AspNetCore.Identity.Application

Identity Server ID token for Authentication

First Party

ApplyApp

Encrypted ASP.NET Application Authorization token (for authentication during the session)

First Party

OcasAccounts

Encrypted ASP.NET Application Authorization token (for authentication during the session)

First Party

  • Performance Cookies.  We may use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics uses Cookies to analyze your use of our Website, create reports about visitor activities for us and to provide further services associated with the use of the Website and the internet. All information provided to us by Google is in aggregate form.

Name of cookie

Function

First party or Third Party

_gid

To identify unique users of our website, using Google Analytics. This cookie collects information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. 

First Party and Third Party

_ga

 

 

To identify unique users of our website, using Google Analytics. This cookie collects information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. 

First Party and Third Party

  • Advertising cookies. We may use Cookies to help deliver advertising to people who have already visited the OCAS website.

Name of cookie

Function

First party or Third Party

_fpb

To deliver advertising to individuals who have already visited our Website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising.

Third Party

3. How can I manage Cookies?

 You can disable, block, delete and manage Cookies in the internet browser on your device. These tools are generally available in the browser settings. The links below can offer information on how to manage Cookies based on the browser that you are using:

 Please note that disabling, blocking or deleting some Cookies may impair the functionality of certain features of our Website.

 If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, please go to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en and download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. 

 There are other tools you can use to opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting. For example, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada Consumer Choice website for one such tool.

 For more information, please contact OCAS at 519.763.2363 or at privacyofficer@ocas.ca 

 This Cookie Notice was last updated on: July 20, 2021

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