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Web Analytics

Web analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement, and reporting of data about Web traffic and visits for purposes of understanding and optimizing Web usage. Information in digital markers may be used for the purpose of web analytics to remember your online interactions with Global Affairs Canada.

Any web analytics will be used, disclosed and retained under the provisions of the Privacy Act and description published in Treasury Board Secretariat’s InfoSource, Electronic Network Monitoring Logs PSU 905.

The Secretariat website uses WebTrends. When your computer requests the Secretariat Web page, Global Affairs Canada as the custodian of the Secretariat’s website, collects the following types of information for Web analytics:

Digital markers

For the purposes of the Privacy Act, this information is treated as personal information. The digital markers used do not allow the Secretariat to identify individuals.

You may adjust your browser settings to reject digital markers, including cookies, if you so choose. Doing so will have no significant impact on your browsing experience. Rejecting cookies will not affect the site’s performance or restrict your ability to access information from this site. Please consult your browser's Help Menu for instructions on how to set your browser to detect and reject cookies.

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