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Consent Management for Website Privacy

Concordia provides its faculty, staff, and business units with a cookie management tool to comply with the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information, chapter A-2.1 (the “Act”). The Act requires that users provide consent before their personal information is collected, including the personal information that can be collected with cookies.

The cookie management tool will scan your site and determine whether there are any cookies present. For an explanation about cookies and types of cookies, visit our Cookie Notice page.

For any site that is using cookies, we provide a cookie banner which informs the user that cookies are being used and gives the user the option to opt-in or opt-out of the various cookies.

Our IT team will provide instructions and assist in installing the cookie banner so that your website is in compliance with the Act.

Once the cookie banner is installed, any future updates are managed centrally by IITS and rolled out organization wide.

Who needs to use it?

Active faculty & staff who own or manage a website hosted or paid for by Concordia.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost associated with the service.

How to get it

Submit a ticket to the Service Desk and include the specific site URL, site owner and/or technical owner that require cookie management.

Service availability

Upon request

If you are unsure whether your site needs cookie management or is in compliance with the Act, you can contact the Service Desk and our team will perform a scan of your website.

Please contact the Service Desk for assistance.

A cookie is a very small text document stored on your computer or other device (and maintained by your browser) when you visit a website. It often includes a randomized unique identifier so that a website can “recognize” this cookie again on your next visit. Cookies allow the functioning of websites, improve browsing, or provide certain information to website owners, particularly in terms of audience measurement.

Cookies do not cause any damage to your device, but they facilitate, for example, finding preferences, pre-filling certain fields or adapting the content of the services on the visited site. Such data allow us to improve the ergonomics of our site and our services according to your interests.

For more information about cookies, visit our Cookie Notice page.

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