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Last updated:  19 July 2018

NSBI websites use cookies, which are small pieces of data that web pages place on computers to assist in tracking activity on our websites.

This information helps us identify what visitors are interested in, so that we may continually work towards providing useful and relevant content. It is possible to change the settings on a web browser to deny cookies or to warn when cookies will be deposited.

Our privacy and cookies notice will appear at the bottom of our site the first time you visit, and you will be prompted to review our privacy statement and cookies notice. Clicking the “X” and / or continuing to use the website indicates your consent to accept our cookies.

For general information on what cookies are, and how to control them on your computer, see the Nova Scotia Government Cookies Information page which applies to NSBI websites.

Based on an audit of our site using webcookies.org, our NSBI website has a privacy impact score (PIS) of “B”, which indicates a below average use of potentially privacy intrusive technologies.

HTTP Cookies & Privacy Attributes

 

Cookie

ID

Provider

Expiry

Function

CloudFlare

(__cfduid)

Third-Party

364 days

Sets the “secure” flag on web pages.

Generic JavaScript Check

(has__js)

First-Party

Session

Checks browser for javascript support.

AddThis tracking
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(__atuvs)
(__atuvc)
(uvc; loc)

First-Party
First-Party
Third-Party

Session
395 days
395 days

We integrate AddThis code for sharing our content across social media and email.

Google Analytics
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We use Google's IP anonymization masking feature through Google Tag Manager.

(_ga)
(_gid)

 

First-Party
First-Party

795 days
Session

Distinguishes unique identifiers given to each computer to allow traffic analysis. Data is only used in aggregate.

 

Test Cookie (test_cookie)

(test_cookie)

Third-Party

Session

Site testing and quality assurance.

Facebook tracking cookie
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(fr)

Third-Party

89 days

Facebook retargeting and ad campaigns.

Twitter tracking cookie
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(personalization_id):

Third-Party

729 days

Customize services with relevant content.

Local Storage Objects

HTML5 LocalStorage is a is client-side storage introduced by HTML5 and supported by all major browsers. Data stored there is not sent automatically by the browser (unlike HTTP cookies) but is accessible to JavaScript code permanently, until deleted by the application or cleaned manually by the user. These objects can be compared to first-party persistent cookies from privacy point of view and include:  (at_rand; _at.cw; at-lojson-cache-nsbi; _at.hist.0709)

 

 

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Phone: 902.424.6650
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