Privacy Policy

At the CCSDH your online privacy is important to us.

To provide a better user experience this site uses cookies. Cookies are used to remember your preferred language, customizing the site for your next return. This ensures that each time you visit the site you will be directed immediately to your preferred language. 

This site also uses a variety of web applications, including Google Analytics. Google collects users IP (internet protocol) addresses.  To learn more about how Google collects and stores IP addresses please see Google's Privacy Centre.  More information on Google Applications and Google’s policies on the protection of personal information can be found through Google's Privacy FAQ.

If you wish to opt out of having the site personalized for your preferred language you can do so by disabling or refusing the cookies.  However, this may prevent personalized services from being provided and you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features available.  If you have never disabled the session cookie option, it should be enabled by default.

If you wish to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics you can; by disabling JavaScript within your browser; or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.

Below is a list of the persistent cookies that our site uses, the information they hold, and their purpose.

In addition, we use basic cookies from ExpressionEngine for additional analytics purposes. Turning your cookies off within your browser will also disable these cookies.

Multiple cookies may be found in a single file depending on which browser you use:

  • _utma - A unique identifier given to each computer to allow traffic analysis to determine the user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit to various parts of the website. Data is only used in aggregate.
  • _utmb - A unique identifier given to each computer to allow traffic analysis used to check approximately how long a user stays on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends on various parts of the website. Data is only used in aggregate.
  • _utmc - A unique identifier given to each computer to allow traffic analysis used to check approximately how long a user stays on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends on various parts of the website. Expires quickly. Data is only used in aggregate.
  • _utmz - A unique identifier given to each computer to allow traffic analysis to determine where a user came from when visiting gamingns.ca. Data is only used in aggregate.
  • exp_last_activity - Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current date and time. Used to determine expiry. This is essential for logged in users, but not for guests - it is set for both.
  • exp_last_visit - Sets the date and time that the user last visited the site. If not set, is automatically set to 10 years ago. 
  • exp_tracker - Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc. 

If our privacy policy is to change in the future, we will update this information promptly.