Cookie Policy

POLICY STATEMENT

This policy is intended to set out guidelines and procedures for managing the use of Cookies on the corporate municipal website.

This policy provides information to the public identifying what Cookies are, how they are used, identifies which Cookies the website uses and explains what each one is for, while providing information on how all users can opt out of or revoke consent to having Cookies used while visiting the municipality’s website (www.cranbrook.ca) for privacy reasons.

DEFINITIONS

CookiesCookies are small text files that a site or its service provider stores on a computer’s hard drive through the Web browser that enables a website or service provider to recognize and remember certain information.
PersistentCookies Means the Cookies that stay on a computer for longer than a visitor stays on a website.
Session CookiesMeans Cookies that are removed when a visitor leaves a website.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

The City of Cranbrook website uses both session and persistent Cookies on its website to help understand visitors’ preferences based on previous or current site activity, so that the City can provide visitors with site functionality and services. The City also uses Cookies to help compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
Cookies are used to:

  • Serve the City’s website securely
  • Understand and save visitor preferences
  • Collect analytics information

In addition to City Cookies, the City may also use various third-party services that set their own Cookies to report usage statistics, deliver advertisements, or enable functionality. For example, the City embeds YouTube and Vimeo videos on some pages of its website. In the detailed list of Cookies set by third-party providers below, the City has linked to other cookie or privacy policies if available. In some cases, these providers may also provide cookie consent tools.
Specific Cookies set by the City of Cranbrook website fall into the following categories:
(Note: the Cookies listed below are currently in use on the corporate website and may be subject to change or occasional modification as the requirements of the corporation change.)

How to Opt Out of City Cookies

Visitors may opt out of consenting to all Cookies set by the City of Cranbrook website that are not Strictly Necessary but doing so may affect the functionality and usefulness of the website.

Alternatively, visitors can delete or control cookie storage by configuring their browser. Browser configurations vary, see links below:

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Your consent applies to the following domains: cranbrook.ca Your current state: Allow all cookies. 

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Cookie declaration last updated on 3/4/21 by Cookiebot:

Strictly Necessary (11)

These Cookies are essential for the proper function of the City’s website. Strictly Necessary Cookies are used to allow log in, form submission, and use the normal features of the website. 

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
__cf_bmweatherwidget.ioThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.1 dayHTTP Cookie
__cfduidcranbrook.caUsed by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.29 daysHTTP Cookie
alert-seencranbrook.caPendingSessionHTTP Cookie
CookieConsentcranbrook.caThese session and persistent cookies are set by our content management system to track activity and page views.1 yearHTTP Cookie
CsCsrfToken_CANcranbrookbc.citysourced.caThis persistent cookie contains our browser push notification ID. Required for browser based push notifications.SessionHTTP Cookie
CsHtml5DeviceUniqueIdv2_CANcranbrookbc.citysourced.caThis persistent cookie contains our browser push notification ID. Required for browser based push notifications.1 yearHTML Local Storage
exp_csrf_tokencranbrook.caThese session and persistent cookies are set by our content management system to track activity and page views.1 dayHTTP Cookie
exp_last_activitycranbrook.caThese session and persistent cookies are set by our content management system to track activity and page views.1 yearHTTP Cookie
exp_last_visitcranbrook.caThese session and persistent cookies are set by our content management system to track activity and page views.1 yearHTTP Cookie
local_storage_support_testtwitter.comThe cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.PersistentHTML Local Storage
PHPSESSIDcranbrook.caPreserves user session state across page requests.SessionHTTP Cookie

Functionality (2)

Functionality Cookies are used to personalize content or functionality. For example, these Cookies remember visitor preferences upon login. 

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
langcdn.syndication.twimg.comRemembers the user’s selected language version of a website1 dayHTTP Cookie
vuidvimeo.comThe embedded Vimeo player checks if certain features or preferences have been selected by the user in this persistent cookie.2 yearsHTTP Cookie

Performance (6)

Performance Cookies are used, in general, to improve how the website works by analyzing use. For example, how visitors use the website, which pages are popular, and what traffic sources are. 

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
.Stackify.Rumcranbrookbc.citysourced.caPendingSessionHTTP Cookie
_at.hist.#cranbrook.caUsed by the social sharing platform AddThis to store the user’s usage history of the AddThis sharing widgetPersistentHTML Local Storage
_gacranbrook.caRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
_gatcranbrook.caUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate1 dayHTTP Cookie
_gidcranbrook.caRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.1 dayHTTP Cookie
ablightningmaps.orgThis cookie is used by the website’s operator in context with multi-variate testing. This is a tool used to combine or change content on the website. This allows the website to find the best variation/edition of the site.3599 daysHTTP Cookie

Targeting/Advertising (45)

These types of Cookies are used primarily for tracking what visitors do on the City’s site once logged in, and for contextual advertising and advertising network tracking. 

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
__atuvccranbrook.caUpdates the counter of a website’s social sharing features.13 monthsHTTP Cookie
__atuvscranbrook.caEnsures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis.1 dayHTTP Cookie
__widgetsettingstwitter.comThis cookie is set by Twitter – The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile.PersistentHTML Local Storage
_at.cwwcranbrook.caUsed by the social sharing platform AddThisPersistentHTML Local Storage
_ssumasitescout.comPresents the user with relevant content and advertisement. The service is provided by third-party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.29 daysHTTP Cookie
at-lojson-cache-#cranbrook.caUsed by the social sharing platform AddThisPersistentHTML Local Storage
at-randcranbrook.caUsed by the social sharing platform AddThisPersistentHTML Local Storage
bkdcbluekai.comRegisters user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.179 daysHTTP Cookie
bkpabluekai.comPresents the user with relevant content and advertisement. The service is provided by third-party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.179 daysHTTP Cookie
bkubluekai.comRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.179 daysHTTP Cookie
bt2addthis.comUsed by the social sharing platform AddThis to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site255 daysHTTP Cookie
demdexdemdex.netVia a unique ID that is used for semantic content analysis, the user’s navigation on the website is registered and linked to offline data from surveys and similar registrations to display targeted ads.179 daysHTTP Cookie
di2addthis.comPending1 yearHTTP Cookie
dpmdemdex.netSets a unique ID for the visitor, that allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisement. This pairing service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitates real-time bidding for advertisers.179 daysHTTP Cookie
IDEdoubleclick.netUsed by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.1 yearHTTP Cookie
locaddthis.comGeolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).13 monthsHTTP Cookie
matchaddthisw55c.netPresents the user with relevant content and advertisement. The service is provided by third-party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.29 daysHTTP Cookie
musaddthis.comSets an ID-string for the specific visitor. This is used to recognize the visitor upon re-entry. This allows the website to register the visitor’s behaviour and facilitate the social media sharing function provided by Addthis.com.1 yearHTTP Cookie
na_idaddthis.comUsed to recognize the visitor upon re-entry. This allows the website to register the visitor’s behaviour and facilitate the social sharing function provided by Addthis.com.1 yearHTTP Cookie
ouidaddthis.comSets an ID-string for the specific visitor. This is used to recognize the visitor upon re-entry. This allows the website to register the visitor’s behaviour and facilitate the social media sharing function provided by Addthis.com.1 yearHTTP Cookie
ssisitescout.comRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.1 yearHTTP Cookie
sync-histidaltv.comSets a unique ID for the visitor, that allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisement. This pairing service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitates real-time bidding for advertisers.1 yearHTTP Cookie
TDCPMadsrvr.orgRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.1 yearHTTP Cookie
TDIDadsrvr.orgRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.1 yearHTTP Cookie
test_cookiedoubleclick.netUsed to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.1 dayHTTP Cookie
tidal_ttidtidaltv.comRegisters the ads provided by Videology that the user has seen and/or clicked. Used to generate a demographic profile of the user.1 yearHTTP Cookie
uid [x2]addthis.com
turn.com
Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers.1 yearHTTP Cookie
umaddthis.comRegisters the user’s sharing of content via social media.1 yearHTTP Cookie
uuidmathtag.comCollects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads.1 yearHTTP Cookie
uuid2adnxs.comRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.3 monthsHTTP Cookie
uvcaddthis.comDetects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.13 monthsHTTP Cookie
vcaddthis.comUsed by the social sharing platform AddThis1 yearHTTP Cookie
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEyoutube.comTries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.179 daysHTTP Cookie
wfivefivecw55c.netCollects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads.13 monthsHTTP Cookie
xtcaddthis.comRegisters the user’s sharing of content via social media.13 monthsHTTP Cookie
YSCyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.SessionHTTP Cookie
yt.innertube::nextIdyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.PersistentHTML Local Storage
yt.innertube::requestsyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.PersistentHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-cast-installedyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-connected-devicesyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistentHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-device-idyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistentHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-fast-check-periodyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-session-appyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-session-nameyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage

Unclassified (7)

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
rtblightningmaps.orgPending1 yearHTTP Cookie
rtflightningmaps.orgPending1 yearHTTP Cookie
rtmlightningmaps.orgPending1 yearHTTP Cookie
rtolightningmaps.orgPending1 yearHTTP Cookie
rtslightningmaps.orgPending1 yearHTTP Cookie
rttlightningmaps.orgPending1 yearHTTP Cookie
rttslightningmaps.orgPending1 yearHTTP Cookie

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