Cookie and Similar Technologies Usage Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small electronic file installed by your browser on your device when you visit the websites of the Fondation Dr Julien (the “Foundation,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). This file allows us to store certain information (as described below) to recognize you when you visit our websites.

The term “browser” here refers to the software that enables you to access the internet, such as Chrome or Firefox. Some cookies are deleted from your device when you close your browser, while others may remain for a certain period until removed.

In this policy, we use the term “cookies” to refer to all similar technologies that allow us or our partners to analyze a user’s browsing and device data.


What types of cookies do we use?

The categories of cookies used by the Foundation and its providers are described below.

Functional Cookies

  • These cookies are essential to enable you to navigate the website and access its features. Without these cookies, the services you request (such as navigating from one page to another or selecting a language) cannot be provided. These files are mandatory and cannot be disabled.

Statistical Cookies

  • We use statistical cookies to analyze how our visitors use our websites and monitor website performance. For example, we may use statistical cookies to track which pages are the most popular, determine which method of linking between pages is most effective, and identify why some pages receive error messages. We or our providers do not associate the information collected by these cookies with your personal information.
  • What we use:
    • Google Analytics and Google Maps
    • Microsoft Clarity
    • Wistia

Marketing Cookies

  • We use marketing cookies to measure the performance of our marketing campaigns or to target specific groups in future campaigns. For example, we may use marketing cookies to determine which advertisements bring the most donation visits. Information from these types of cookies and technology is not combined with information about you from other sources and does not allow us to identify you.
  • What we use:
    • Facebook
    • Google AdSense
    • Bing Ads
  • Our marketing emails may contain a unique “invisible pixel” specific to the campaign that notifies us when our emails are opened and, when combined with other technology, tracks clicks on the links in the email. We may use this information for various purposes, including determining which of our emails interest you the most. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not want the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should choose not to click on the links we send you.

Statistical and marketing cookies are optional. You can choose to accept or reject them. Your choices regarding our use of cookies are described below.

Third-party cookie files installed by our partners allow them to access the information contained in these files (e.g., your browsing statistics). Our partners handle them according to their own privacy and cookie usage policies.


Third-party Website Cookie Files

When you use our websites, you may be redirected to other websites to view content hosted on these sites, such as embedded videos or news articles. These websites may use their own cookies. We have no control over the placement of cookie files by other websites you visit, even if you are redirected from our websites.


How can I manage my cookie preferences?

To manage your cookie preferences, you can access our cookie management tool by clicking here.

You would have seen an invitation to this effect during your first visit to this website. Although it typically does not appear on subsequent visits, you can withdraw your consent for optional cookie usage at any time here.

If you decline certain types of cookies, the content you see will not be personalized according to your interests. If you decline them, you can still access our websites.

We save your cookie preferences on a device for 6 months. After this period expires, you will see the banner explaining cookie usage again.

This period may be different for certain browsers, such as Safari or Firefox. After a fixed number of days, these browsers automatically delete cookie files, including the one that retains your cookie preferences. So, our banner might be presented to you more frequently if you use one of these browsers. For more details, consult your browser’s user guide.

You may see the banner again if you manually delete cookie files or if we make changes to our websites.


How to delete information stored by cookie files?

To delete cookies, you must clear your browsing history, ensuring that you have selected cookies in your web browser. Consult your browser’s user guide to see how to manually delete them.

Your cookie preferences are updated in real-time from our banner. However, changing your preferences does not erase information already stored by other cookies.


Changes to the Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy, and we encourage you to review the Policy from time to time to stay informed about how we use cookies. The last update to this cookie policy was on October 10, 2023.


Contact Us

For any questions about this Policy or the handling of personal information by the Foundation in general, you can submit a written request to our Privacy Officer:


Malika Saher

Fondation Dr Julien

4765 Ste-Catherine Street E, Montreal, Quebec H1V 1Z5