Our Privacy and

Personal Information Protection Policies

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

At gpm.caWe », « Us », « Our »), We strive to honour the privacy and security of all personal information We collect from visitors using Our website, while We act as a controller of personal information under the relevant privacy rules and regulations. Our website uses cookies in conjunction with pixels, local storage objects and similar devices (collectively, « Cookies », unless otherwise specified) to distinguish you from other users of the website. This helps Us to provide you with a satisfactory experience and enhance Our Service when you use the website.

This Cookie Policy (« Cookie Policy ») outlines the types of Cookies We employ on the Website and the purposes for which We use them.

If you have any inquiries about this Cookie Policy, please contact Us at: rprp@gpm.ca. For more information about Our privacy practices, please refer to Our Privacy Policy.

Should you have any questions or comments about this notice or data privacy, please contact us at: rprp@gpm.ca.

Please carefully review this Cookie Notice to learn why We use Cookies and what information they gather from and about you.

Definition of Cookies

A Cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that We store on your browser or on your device's hard drive, akin to computer memory.

The distinction between a « first-party » or « third-party » Cookie pertains to the domain that places the Cookie.

  • First-party Cookies are those placed by a website visited by the user at that time (e.g., Cookies placed by Our website's domain).
  • Third-party Cookies are Cookies placed by a domain other than that of the website visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity installs a Cookie through that website, it qualifies as a third-party Cookie.

These Cookies remain on a user's device for the duration specified in the Cookie. They are activated each time the user revisits the website that generated that specific Cookie.

These cookies allow website operators to link a user's actions during a browser session. A browser session begins when a user opens the browser window and ends when they close the browser window. Session Cookies are created temporarily. Once the browser is closed, all session cookies are deleted.

In general, the website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the site, enhancing your browsing experience and enabling Us to improve it. The Cookies that We may use on the Website can be categorized as follows:

  • Strictly Necessary;
  • Preference;
  • Analytical.

Some Cookies may serve multiple purposes.

« Strictly Necessary » Cookies enable you to navigate the Website and use essential features such as secure areas. Without these Cookies, We cannot provide the requested services.

We use these Strictly Necessary Cookies for:

  • Identifying you as logged in to the Website and authenticating you;
  • Ensuring that you are connecting to the correct service on the Website following any changes to its functionality;
  • Security purposes.

Failure to permit the use of these Cookies may impede on the Website's performance or compromise its security during your visit.

“Preference” Cookies are specifically designed to remember your personal choices and preferences on the Website. For example, they store your language settings and theme preferences, helping to provide you with a more personalized and smooth experience during each visit.

We use Preference Cookies to:

  • Save language settings: They remember the user's preferred language so that the Website is displayed in that language during each visit;
  • Remember login preferences: They can store login information (such as username) to avoid the need for the user to log in every visit;
  • Store consent preferences: They retain the user's choices regarding the acceptance or rejection of cookies, so that consent is not requested on every visit;
  • Remember customization settings: They store the user's preferences regarding Website presentation, such as font size, colour themes, and element layout.

“Analytical” Cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the Website. These cookies help provide information on the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

We use Analytical Cookies to:

  • Understand visitor behaviour: They allow Us to track how visitors interact with the Website, which helps Us understand their habits and preferences;
  • Provide usage statistics: They collect data on the number of visitors, pages viewed, time spent on the site, bounce rate (the percentage of visitors who leave the site after viewing only one page), and traffic sources (where visitors come from, such as search engines, social media, direct links, etc.);
  • Improve the Website: By measuring errors and testing different site designs, these cookies help identify and fix issues, and optimize the user experience.

Some Analytical Cookies are managed by third parties on Our behalf.

All Cookies require your consent except for “Strictly necessary” Cookies.

On our Website, you will find a banner informing you of the use of Cookies. If you wish to accept all Cookies, you can give your consent by clicking the “Accept All” button. If you do not wish to consent to all Cookies, you can customize your choices by clicking “Customize”. A window will open with details of the Cookies used by the Website. From there, you can enable the Cookies you wish to accept. At any time, you can modify your selection and withdraw your consent by clicking the “Cookie Settings” icon at the bottom of your screen. Additionally, you will need to delete, block, or disable Cookies via your browser settings; see below for more guidance on this matter. Please note that disabling Cookies may affect the functionality of the Website and prevent you from accessing certain features.

Most web browsers allow some degree of control over most Cookies through their settings. Unless you adjust your browser settings to reject Cookies, Our system will issue Cookies upon your Website visitation.

The browser settings for adjusting your Cookies are typically located in the « options » or « preferences » menu of your Internet browser. For assistance in comprehending these settings, the following links may prove useful. Alternatively, consult the « Help » section of your Internet browser for more details.

To learn more about Cookies, including how to ascertain which Cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the Website getcybersafe.gc.ca.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the following address: rprp@gpm.ca.

Last updated: May 30, 2024