Down Association of Canada/Association Canadienne du Duvet (“DAC”)
Like most professional websites, the DAC website uses “cookies” and similar technologies to improve interactivity and user experience. This Policy explains how DAC employs those technologies on DAC’s website and mobile applications. It also discusses methods for controlling, disabling, and deleting cookies.
What is a “Cookie”?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed automatically on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website or use an app. The cookie causes your device to send information back to the source of the cookie. Cookies can be used to track, store and share user behaviour. Cookies can improve your experience by recognizing you and providing a customized experience.
Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser. These are known as “session cookies”. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as “persistent cookies” and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
When you visit a website, you may encounter “first party” and “third party” cookies. A first party cookie is created by the website you visit. A “third party” cookie originates with a domain that is independent of the website you visit, but is delivered to your device through the visited website. Some third party cookies track browsing activity across websites. That activity is controlled by the third parties in accordance with their respective privacy policies.
Cookies on DAC’s Website
Cookies improve the operation of DAC’s website, for example, by facilitating the delivery of extra functions, and gathering helpful information. Cookies also allow DAC to combat fraud, to track overall website usage, and to determine the popularity of particular pages and information. DAC’s website employs session and persistent cookies, which may include third party cookies.
Managing blog, newsletter, and email subscription services.
Managing forms. For example, when you submit data through a form, such as contact or comment information, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future interaction.
Setting and managing your preferences.
Analysing traffic and improving the user experience, with tools such as Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel.
Controlling, Deleting and Disabling
You can control, disable or remove cookies. However, disabling cookies will normally reduce or disable the functionality of the websites that you visit. You can control, disable or remove cookies from DAC’s website in a few different ways, including:
You can delete cookies after visiting the DAC website using your browser’s settings (e.g. “Privacy” in Chrome and “Safety” in Internet Explorer 9, etc.).
You can browse DAC’s website using your browser’s anonymous setting (e.g. “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” in Internet Explorer, and “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari).
You can pre-set your browser’s security controls so that all or certain cookies are blocked.