Cookie Policy

Last updated on June 12, 2018


By using or accessing CanadaStays' websites ("Site"), you are consenting to CanadaStays use of Cookies as outlined below. All references to ­Traveller and Owner are defined as provided for in CanadaStays' Terms and Conditions.

Introduction: What is a cookie?

"Cookies" are text-only pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive or other website-browsing equipment for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow the Site to remember important information that will make your use of the site more convenient. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value. Certain cookies will be used on the Site regardless of whether you are logged in to your account or not.

Session Cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Site.

Persistent Cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). When we use session cookies to track the total number of visitors to our Site, this is done on an anonymous aggregate basis (as cookies do not in themselves carry any personal data). We may also employ cookies so that we remember your computer when it is used to return to the Site to help customize your CanadaStays web experience. We may associate personal information with a cookie file in those instances.

How CanadaStays uses cookies

Like most websites, we use cookies for a variety of purposes in order to improve your online experience, for analytics and for marketing, but specifically we use Cookies on the Site for the following purposes:

Analytical Purposes We use cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve the Site. For example, we can use cookies to look at aggregate patterns like the average number of property searches that users perform. We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of the Site.
Your Preferences & User Experience We use cookies to gather certain information about users, such as browser type, server, language preference, and country setting, in order to store user preferences on our Site to make your user experience more consistent and convenient. For example, we may store the recent searches you have performed in a cookie so that we can allow you to easily repeat those searches when you return to our Site. In addition, we use cookies to maintain your logged in state when you visit our Site repeatedly. We may also use your IP address to determine your geographic location in order to provide you with the most relevant search results.
Marketing We use cookies from third-party partners such as Google and Facebook for marketing purposes. These cookies allow us to display CanadaStays promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the Internet. CanadaStays may also share information about your behavior on the Site with third parties (including operators of third-party websites and/or social networking sites) in order to show you targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you. We also use cookies to facilitate the CanadaStays Targeted Ads Program. In this Program, we use cookies to determine which ads users have seen, and how many times users have seen a particular ad.
Referral Tracking We use cookies to associate user activity with the third-party website that referred the user to our Site, or to associate user activity that CanadaStays referred to a third-party website. These third-party partner websites receive credit for the activity of users they refer to our Site, or give CanadaStays credit for the activity of users referred to such third-party websites. We do not share any personal information or information about individual user activities with these partner entities. We also use cookies to associate user activity with the email campaign that referred the user to our Site.
Security Purposes We use cookies to limit certain types of cyber attacks.
Testing, Usability, and Performance Improvement Purposes We use cookies to ensure users receive a consistent user experience while we conduct A/B testing on certain aspects of our Site in order to improve our product offerings. We also use cookies to improve the performance and reliability of our Site.
Fraud/Spam prevention We use cookies during fraud reviews and investigations using our indexes to identify activity related to specific cookies.

Managing cookies in your browser

Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You can easily delete and manage any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser by following the instructions provided by your particular browser manufacturer.

If your browser is not listed here, consult the documentation that your particular browser manufacturer provides. You may also consult your mobile device documentation for information on how to disable cookies on your mobile device. If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of this Site.

CanadaStays may also provide distribution partners with code for a Conversion Tracker to place on its Site that tracks whenever a traveller has sent a booking request through on that partner’s website. This Conversion Tracker will attribute an application to CanadaStays any time a traveller started their search on CanadaStays, despite any intervening activity. CanadaStays does not and cannot collect any of the traveller’s personally identifiable information and does not have access to the cookies in the partner’s domain. The Conversion Tracker is simply a counter that notifies CanadaStays that a traveller has sent a booking request.

CanadaStays, its partners and service providers may market CanadaStays services on another company’s site (e.g., remarketing). In some cases, the content of this type of marketing may be based on cookie information that is captured from browsing behaviour on the CanadaStays website. While cookie activity may be tracked from clicking on ads and moving from site to site, as it relates to our marketing campaigns, we do not track or create a profile of a user’s journey based solely on advertising behaviour.

Changes To Our Cookie Policy

From time to time, it may be necessary for us to change this cookie policy. We suggest that you check here periodically for any changes.