A "cookie" is a small piece of data placed on your computer by a web browser (e.g. Chrome, Safari or Firefox) when visiting certain websites.
What do cookies do?
Our cookies and similar technologies have distinct functions. They are either necessary for the functioning of our services, help us improve our performance, or help us to serve you relevant and targeted content.
Two types of cookies
- Session Cookies
These cookies are stored in your devices temporary memory and will automatically disappear after you close the browser. These cookies enable you to move back and forth when you are logged into our secure online banking system. When you close your browser, the cookies expire and are no longer active or used.
- Persistent cookies
Another type of cookie is a persistent cookie. These cookies are kept on your online device usually for 30 to 90 days, and may be kept longer. They are used to monitor your activity on LBCFG’s related websites.
Use of these technologies by authorized third-party service providers
We may work with third-party companies1, commonly known as service providers, who are authorized to place third-party cookies, or similar technologies for preventing fraud, improving security and storing information on our sites and tools with our permission.
These service providers may use these technologies to help us deliver our own content and advertising, and compile anonymous site metrics and analytics. With the exception of the use of such technologies by our service providers or other authorized third-parties, we do not permit any third-party content on sites to include or utilize any cookies, local storage, or similar technologies for tracking purposes or to collect your personal information.
- Ad networks and exchanges operated by authorized third parties for interest-based advertising
We may use third parties, such as advertising networks and exchanges, to allow us to serve you advertisements. These third-party ad networks and exchange providers may use third-party cookies, or similar technologies to collect information about your visit to our site and elsewhere on the Internet. They may also collect your device identifier, IP address, or identifier for advertising (IDFA). The information that these third parties collect may be used to provide you with more relevant advertising on our sites or elsewhere on the web.
You can disable cookies or similar technologies through the settings on your browser. You can follow the instructions on your browser’s help page or their website to disable and/or delete these files set by our site and other sites.
* Laurentian Bank Financial Group (LBCFG) is a diversified financial services provider whose mission is to help customers improve their financial health. Laurentian Bank of Canada, its subsidiaries and its entities are collectively referred to as Laurentian Bank Financial Group.
1. At the time of publication of this statement, our main service providers were Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. Some may have been replaced or added since then or could be added or replaced in the future. We may use third parties, such as advertising networks and exchanges.