Two types of information are collected from our website:
- Aggregate information regarding overall website traffic patterns. Web servers collect this type of standard web server/visitor traffic information as part of web log processes. We do not report on individual user sessions.
- Personal information you provide to us. The personal information the Society collects is the minimum required to establish and maintain a service, volunteer, participant, donor or program relationship with you.
You do not need to give any personal information to access information on cancer.ca. There are instances on our website, however, when the Canadian Cancer Society requests individually identifiable information from you.
Canadian Cancer Society's Ontario Division uses pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner, DoubleClick. These files enable DoubleClick to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website. The cookie was placed by us, or by another advertiser who works with DoubleClick. With both cookies and Spotlight technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. For more information about DoubleClick, including information about how to opt out of these technologies, go to http://www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy.