Cookie Policy

This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) is intended to inform you of how Dairy Farmers of Ontario/Savour Ontario uses “cookies” and similar technologies on the Savour Ontario Website (“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, 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 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 and understand that we may store and access essential cookies on your computer or other devices. As explained below ‘strictly necessary’ or 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, as explained below, 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, please see below to find out how.

What Types of Cookies Do We Use?

There are two types of cookies – “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”

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.  Session cookies only temporary. Once you leave our Website, session cookies are deleted. We use session cookies for essential site functions.

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies are used to help remember information, setting, preferences or sign-in credentials within the Website and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser or restart your computer.  These cookies also have an expiration date.  We use these cookies to analyse user behavior and website visit patterns so that we can improve the functionality and user experience of our Website.

Cookies also have generally speaking four different functions: ‘strictly necessary’ cookies, ‘performance’ cookies, ‘functionality’ cookies and ‘targetingoradvertising’ cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies.  These cookies are essential to navigate around a Website and use its features.  They do not gather information about your visit to our Website that can be used for marketing or remembering other places you have visited on the internet.  

Performance or analytics cookies.    These  cookies collect data for statistical purposes on how visitors use a Website and are used to improve your user experience of a website. Performance cookies may gather aggregate data about visits to the website, numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where visitors have come from.

Information supplied by performance cookies helps us to understand how you use the website; for example, whether or not you have visited before, what you looked at or clicked on, which features of the Website are most popular and how you found us and to help improve our services. We do not generally store any information that you provide to us in a cookie.

Functionality cookies.  These cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They help us to remember certain data like usernames, language preferences or if you’ve been to the site before.  They are anonymous and don’t track browsing activity across other websites.  If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services on our Website may not function properly.

Advertising cookies.  These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that may be relevant or interest to you or they can limit the number of times you see an advertisement.  They can also be used to measure the effectiveness of promotions or campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They are placed by us or by our advertisers partners.  They can remember that you have visited a website, and this information can be shared with other organisations, including other advertisers. They cannot determine who you are though, as the data collected is never linked to your profile.  If you do not want to allow these cookies, online advertisements you encounter may be less relevant to you and your interests.

Cookies we use on the Website

The table below explains what cookies we use on our Website, why we use them and the type of cookie and whether a cookie is a "persistent" or "session" cookie.




Duration & Comments

Google Analytics

Performance/Analytics, non-essential/
Session and Persistent

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.


Functionality, non-essential, persistent

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

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


Functionality, non-essential, persistent

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 expirations up to 2 years from 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 cookies are essential and should not be blocked.

Visitors are provided with the option to navigate to a variety of third party 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 Website and to the other site, where a variety of cookies may be used.  Dairy Farmers of Ontario is not responsible for any cookies used once a visitor leaves the website.

Can you block cookies?

You can block or reject  the use of all or specific cookies altogether by activating the relevant settings in your browser.  If you reject the use of cookies, you will still be able to visit our websites but some of the functions may not work correctly. Please visit for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally.  By using our Website without deleting or rejecting some or all cookies, you agree that we can place those cookies that you have not deleted or rejected on your device.