Cookie Policy

This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) is intended to inform you how we use “cookies” and similar technologies on our website at www.mccarthy.ca (“Website”) and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website. Please take a moment to read and understand this Cookie Policy.

What are Cookies?

Cookies and similar technologies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file on your computer or mobile device and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies and similar technologies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website or mobile application. Cookies are used by us as part of our Website and they are also used by some of our third party partners.

For more details on cookies and similar technologies please visit All About Cookies. For the purposes of the remaining sections of this Cookie Policy we will refer to all technologies using the above features as “cookies”.

 

Consent to our use of Cookies

By using the Website you acknowledge that we may store and access essential cookies on your computer or other device. Essential cookies are cookies which are essential for the operation of our Website.  Please note we do not need your consent to store and access essential cookies as we have a legitimate interest (i.e. the functionality of the Website) for doing so.

Further, by using the Website you consent to us storing and accessing certain non-essential cookies on your computer or other device. These cookies are not essential to the operation of our Website but allow us to provide additional functionality or to gather additional information about your use of our Website.

If you wish to block or delete cookies, or you would like to withdraw consent to our use of non-essential cookies, you can find out how to do so below.

 

What do we do with Cookies?

 

Essential Cookies

We use cookies where they are essential for the operation of the Website.

 

Session Cookies

We use cookies to allow the Website to uniquely identify your browsing session on our Website, which allows us to coordinate this information with data from our Website server.

 

Analytics Cookies

We use “analytics” cookies. These, along with other information, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people using the Website and which features of our Website are most popular.

 

We use this information to improve the Website, such as to understand what content is most popular so we can produce similar content. We do not generally store any information that you provide to us in a cookie.  

What Cookies do we use on our Website?

The table below sets out more information about the individual cookies used on our Website and the purposes for which they are used:

Cookie Type Essential? Purpose Duration

Google Analytics

 

_ga

_gid

_gat

_utma

_utmb

_utmc

_utmt

_utmz

No

These cookies enable us to store information such as the time you visit our Website, whether you have visited before and the website that you visited prior to visiting our Website.

For more information about Google Analytics please see here

How long a Google Analytics cookie remains on your computer or device depends on what it is and what it is used for. Some Google Analytics cookies expire at the end of your browser session, whilst others can remain for up to two years. You can delete Google Analytics cookies and other cookies at any time by clearing your browser cache.

McCarthy

JSESSIONID

Yes

The JSESSIONID cookie is used to store session information while using our website. This cookie is a small bit of text that accompanies requests and pages as they go between the web server and browser. The cookie contains information the website uses to support the search function. You can read more about how this cookie here

This session cookie expires at the end of your browser session.

Cloudflare

_cfduid

Yes

This cookie is set by the Cloudflare service to identify trusted web traffic. It is used on our website for DNS performance and to protect our site from attacks.  This cookie does not store any personally identifiable information.

More info here

This Cloudflare cookie will expire after 5 years.

Facebook

fr

No

Our website uses the Facebook Social Plugins to let you share with your friends the contents of our website that you liked.

You can read more about this cookie here

This Facebook cookie will expire after 2 years.

First-Party

gdpr

No

This cookie is used to manage the GDPR banner visibility

5 years

 


 

Others Websites

Visitors are provided with the option to navigate to a variety of external websites where McCarthy Tétrault, or the user may have a presence or wish to visit. When the visitor selects the option to view the content from these websites, they are taken away from the McCarthy Tétrault website and to the other site, where a variety of cookies may be used throughout the visit. McCarthy Tétrault is not responsible for any cookies used once the visitor has left the McCarthy Tétrault website.

Can you block cookies?

You can block the use of cookies altogether by activating the relevant settings in your browser. You can find out how to do that for a variety of browsers at All About Cookies. For more information on cookie management and blocking or deleting cookies for a wide variety of browsers, visit All About Cookies.

 

Last updated: 14 March 2019