Cookie policy

This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) is intended to inform you of how we use “cookies” and similar technologies on our website at“Website”) and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website. Please take a moment to read and understand this Cookie Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies and similar technologies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file on your computer or mobile device and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies and similar technologies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website or mobile application. Cookies are used by us as part of our Website and they are also used by some of our third-party partners. For more details on cookies and similar technologies please visit All About Cookies. For the purposes of the remaining sections of this Cookie Policy we will refer to all technologies using the above features as “cookies”.

Consent to our use of cookies

By using the Website, you acknowledge that we may store and access essential cookies on your computer or other devices. Essential cookies are cookies which are essential for the operation of our Website. Please note that we do not need your consent to store and access essential cookies as we have a legitimate interest (i.e. the functionality of the Website) for doing so. Further, by using the Website, you consent to us storing and accessing certain non-essential cookies on your computer or other devices. These cookies are not essential to the operation of our Website but allow us to provide additional functionality or to gather additional information about your use of our Website. If you wish to block or delete cookies, or if you would like to withdraw consent to our use of non-essential cookies, you can find out how to do so below.

What do we do with cookies?
Essential cookies

We use essential cookies where they are essential for the operation of the Website.

Session cookies

We use session cookies to allow the Website to uniquely identify your browsing session on our Website, which allows us to coordinate this information with data from our Website server.

Analytics cookies

We use “analytics” cookies. These, along with other information, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people using the Website and see which features of our Website are most popular. We use this information to improve the Website, such as to understand what content is most popular so we can produce similar content. We do not generally store any information that you provide to us in a cookie.

What cookies do we use on our Website?
Purpose/Name Type Purpose Duration and Comments


Analytics, non-essential

These cookies enable us to store information such as the time you visit our Website, whether you have visited before and the website that you visited prior to visiting our Website. For more information about Google Analytics please see here

How long a Google Analytics cookie remains on your computer or device depends on what it is and what it is used for. Some Google Analytics cookies expire at the end of your browser session, whilst others can remain for up to two years. You can delete Google Analytics cookies and other cookies at any time by clearing your browser cache.See “Can you block cookies?” below for guidance on how to these block cookies in your browser.


Functional, non-essential

Our Website uses ShareThisSocial Plugins to let you share content from our Website that you likewith your friends.You can read more about this cookie: here

These cookies have a 1 yearexpiration.See “Can you block cookies?” below for guidance on how to block these cookies in your browser.


Functional, non-essential

YouTube is used by the website to store and show video content. These cookies are set by YouTube to track usage of its services.

These cookies have various expirationsupto 2 yearsfrom the date of visit. See “Can you block cookies?” below for guidance on how to block these cookies in your browser. ASP.NET_SessionId CMSCsrfCookie CMSPreferredCulture

Session, essential

These cookies are used by Dairy Farmers of Ontario to manage the security and consistency of your visit.

Session –cookies expire as soon as you navigate away from the page.These cookis are essential and should not be blocked.

Other websites

Visitors are provided with the option to navigate to a variety of external websites, such as social media sites, where Dairy Farmers of Ontario may have a presence and/or where users may wish to visit. When visitors select the option to view content from these websites, they are directed away from the Dairy Farmers of Ontario website and to the other site, where a variety of cookies may be used throughout the visit. Dairy Farmers of Ontario is not responsible for any cookies used once a visitor leaves the Dairy Farmers of Ontario website.

Can you block cookies?

You can block the use of cookies altogether by activating the relevant settings in your browser. You can find out how to do this for a variety of browsers at All About Cookies. For more information on cookie management and blocking or deleting cookies for a wide variety of browsers, visit All About Cookies.