Tourism Nanaimo’s website, TourismNanaimo.com, uses cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that most major web sites 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, for example by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences. Also, cookies may also be used to track how you use the site to target ads to you on other websites.

Cookies are used by us to measure activity on the site and to make improvements and updates based on which areas are popular and which are not. This data collected may be used by third parties (such as Google, AdRoll or others) to target advertising on other sites, including Google, to previous website visitors and based on online activities. 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. Third-party vendors, including Google and AdRoll, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to this site. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.

Cookies used on this Site

Some of the cookies that we use on this site, and the purposes for which these cookies are used, are provided below. Please note that this list is not exhaustive; additional cookies may be added, and we may update or remove the cookies below.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
TNConsent tourismnanaimo.com Set to indicate user consent 30 Days HTTP Cookie
PHPSESSID www.tourismnanaimo.com PHP Session ID Session HTTP Cookie
PHPSESSID tourism-nanaimo.activehosted.com PHP Session ID Session HTTP Cookie
X-CSRF-TOKEN tourism-nanaimo.activehosted.com Cross-Origin Certificate Token Session HTTP Cookie
__cfduid tourism-nanaimo.activehosted.com Cookie assoiated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. Session HTTP Cookie
ac_enable_tracking Active Campaign flag to enable Tracking PHP Session ID Session HTTP Cookie
wp2ac_email tourism-nanaimo.activehosted.com WordPress to Active Campaign Email Token Persistent HTTP Cookie
_ga analytics.google.com Registers a unique Google Analytics ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 Years HTTP Cookie
_gat analytics.google.com Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. 2 Years HTTP Cookie
_gid analytics.google.com Registers a unique Google Analytics ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 Years HTTP Cookie
_gali analytics.google.com Identifies the last link item clicked for Google Analytics tracking data. 2 Years HTTP Cookie
GPS .youtube.com Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. Session HTTP Cookie
PREF .youtube.com Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. 8 months HTTP Cookie
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE .youtube.com Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 180 Days HTTP Cookie
YSC .youtube.com Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Session HTTP Cookie
fr www.facebook.com Facebook Tracking Pixel Persistent HTTP Cookie
wfwaf-authcookie-(hash) wordfence.com

What it does: This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall to perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded.

Who gets this cookie: This is only set for users that are able to log into WordPress.

How this cookie helps: This cookie allows the Wordfence firewall to detect logged in users and allow them increased access. It also allows Wordfence to detect non-logged in users and restrict their access to secure areas. The cookie also lets the firewall know what level of access a visitor has to help the firewall make smart decisions about who to allow and who to block.

Persistent HTTP Cookie
wf_loginalerted_(hash) wordfence.com

What it does: This cookie is used to notify the Wordfence admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location.

Who gets this cookie: This is only set for administrators.

How this cookie helps: This cookie helps site owners know whether there has been an admin login from a new device or location.

Persistent HTTP Cookie
wfCBLBypass wordfence.com

What it does: Wordfence offers a feature for a site visitor to bypass country blocking by accessing a hidden URL. This cookie helps track who should be allowed to bypass country blocking.

Who gets this cookie: When a hidden URL defined by the site admin is visited, this cookie is set to verify the user can access the site from a country restricted through country blocking. This will be set for anyone who knows the URL that allows bypass of standard country blocking. This cookie is not set for anyone who does not know the hidden URL to bypass country blocking.

How this cookie helps: This cookie gives site owners a way to allow certain users from blocked countries, even though their country has been blocked.

3 Months HTTP Cookie
cr__sessionId www.tourismnanaimo.com CrowdRiff Session ID Persistent Local Storage
yt-player-bandwidth youtube.com Youtube Player Bandwidth JSON Persistent Local Storage
yt-player-two-stage-token youtube.com Youtube Player Two Stage Token Persistent Local Storage
yt.innertube::nextId youtube.com Youtube Innertube Next ID Persistent Local Storage
yt.innertube::requests youtube.com Youtube Innertube Requests Persistent Local Storage

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