Cookies on our Website

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation website, https://victoriahf.ca, uses cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies to collect information.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data file that most major websites write to your hard drive for record keeping purposes when you visit them. Cookies allow us to measure activity on the site and to improve your user experience. Note that cookies may also be used to track how you use the site to target ads to you on other websites.

How are cookies used on this site?
Cookies are used by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation to measure activity on the site and to make improvements and updates based on which pages, posts and areas are popular, and which are not.

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation website, https://victoriahf.ca, uses the following cookies through:

  • Google services (Analytics)
  • Gravity Forms (Feedback)
  • Yoast SEO
  • Wordfence Security

Third-party vendors, including Google and AdRoll, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to this site. This could be in the form of an advertisement on Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network or other websites offering advertising capabilities. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.

Are my cookies being tracked?
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the site, will not function properly if you do so.

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page.

Alternatively you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) opt-out page.

I have questions.
For more information, please contact our Privacy Officer, Tamra McQuitty at 250-519-1750 or by email at Tamra.McQuitty@viha.ca.