In this policy we use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and other similar technologies covered by Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) on privacy in electronic communications. A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. Cookies cannot carry viruses or install malware.

Most web browsers support cookies; however, users can set their browsers to decline certain types of cookies or specific cookies. Also, users can opt to delete these cookies at any time.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to learn how you interact with our content and to improve your experience when visiting our website(s). For example, some cookies remember your language or preferences so that you do not have to repeatedly make these choices when you visit one of our websites. Additionally, cookies allow us to serve you specific content, such as videos on our website(s).

What types of cookies do we use?

We use both first-party and third-party cookies on our website.

First and Third Party Cookies: First-party cookies are cookies issued from the domain that are generally used to identify location preferences or render basic site functionality like the general contact form.

Third-party cookies belong to and are managed by other parties, such as regional partners or service providers. These cookies may be required to render certain forms, such as the contact form, or to allow for surveys to be conducted via the Shop the County website. 

Session Cookies: Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used to remember you during the course of your visit to the website, and they expire when you close the web browser.

Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within the website and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser or restart your computer. We use these cookies to analyse user behavior to establish visit patterns so that we can improve our website functionality for you and others who visit our website(s).

How are third party cookies used?

For some of the functions within our websites we use third party suppliers, for example, when you visit a page with videos embedded from or links to YouTube. These videos or links (and any other content from third party suppliers) may contain third party cookies, and we encourage you to consult the privacy policies of these third party vendors on their websites for information regarding their use of cookies.

How do I reject and delete cookies?

You can choose to reject or block all or specific types of cookies set by virtue of your visit to the Shop the County website by clicking on the cookie preferences on our website(s). You can change your preferences for the Shop the County website and/or the websites of any third-party or regional partner websites by changing your browser settings. Please note that most browsers automatically accept cookies. Therefore, if you do not wish cookies to be used, you may need to actively delete or block the cookies. If you reject the use of cookies, you will still be able to visit our websites but some of the functions may not work correctly. You may also visit for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally. By using our website without deleting or rejecting some or all cookies, you agree that we can place those cookies that you have not deleted or rejected on your device.

Updated August 10, 2020