A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information.
Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
Multiple cookies may be found in a single file depending on which browser you use. Cookies placed on user computers by the Waterfront Development include__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz (all associated with Google Analytics). These are unique identifiers given to each computer to allow traffic analysis to determine the number of unique visitors to various parts of Waterfront Development websites. Data is only used in aggregate.
For general information on what cookies are, and how to control them on your computer, see the Nova Scotia Government Cookies Information page, which applies to Waterfront Development websites.
Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains and, therefore, Waterfront Development cannot ensure that any cookies resulting from visiting our website are removed from a users’ system after they exit the domain. Cookies are browser based only and users are able to either block cookies entirely or clear any cookies stored on browsers (i.e. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) in the specific browser’s preferences and settings.
|Cookie Name||Default Expiration|
|End of browser session||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the|
|2 years from set/update||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the_setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated|