Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Allied Universal (“we” or “us”) respects and understands concerns about confidentiality and privacy, and we take reasonable steps designed to ensure that the personal information you give us is handled in a safe and responsible manner.  This Cookie Policy is designed to provide you with information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for using them on our Canadian websites (our “Services”).

Where required by applicable law, we will request and obtain your consent before using these technologies. Where and to the extent permitted by applicable law, by accessing or using our Services, you consent to the use of these technologies as described in this policy. Please do not use our Services if you do not consent to or are not comfortable with the ways in which we and any third parties described below use cookies and related technologies.

Please use these links to navigate through this policy: 

1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file containing a unique identifier that is placed in the web browser of your computer or mobile device when you visit a site. Cookies and similar technologies (which include pixels, tags, web beacons and software development kits (“SDKs”)) (together “cookies”) enable site operators to recognise your device and collect information from it when you interact with a site. We use this information to understand how the site is being used, remember user preferences and improve users’ browsing experience, and to display personalized content and targeted ads (including on third-party sites and applications), and for security purposes.  

2. What Types of Cookies are there?


  • First and Third-Party Cookies: We use both first-party and third-party cookies. Cookies set by the site you visit are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by other parties are called “third party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality within the site, such as site analytics, advertising and social media features. The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer or device both when it visits the site in question and also when it visits certain other sites and/or apps. We do not control how these third parties use your information, which is subject to their own privacy policies.
  • Session Cookies: Session cookies allow us to identify you during a particular visit to our Services. Session cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser or app after use.
  • Persistent Cookies: We use a persistent cookie to identify you over a long period of time. (For example, if you asked us to keep you signed in, we would use a persistent cookie for that purpose.) Persistent cookies remain on your device for a set period of time specified in the cookie.

3. What types of cookies does Allied Universal use, and why?

There are four categories of cookies on our websites (these may be first-party, third-party, persistent, or session cookies):


Strictly Necessary Cookies 

These cookies and similar technologies are necessary for our Services to function and cannot be switched off in our ‎systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as ‎setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. Without these cookies, we cannot respond to your requests ‎or provide you with the services you request or access on our websites. You can set your browser to block or alert you ‎about these technologies, but some parts of the Services will not then work properly or be available to you.‎ If you do not consent to our uses of such cookies, please do not use our Services. 

Functional Cookies  

Functional cookies enable us to do things like provide enhanced functionality and personalization. For example, we use these ‎cookies to remember settings you've applied, such as language, to provide and show embedded videos and content, ‎and to make available certain other features on our websites. Some of these cookies are managed for us by third ‎parties, including by third-party providers whose services we have added to our Services. If you do not allow these ‎cookies, then certain features on our websites may not be available or function properly. 

Performance and Analytics Cookies 

These cookies allow us to do things like count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Services. ‎They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around our sites. If you ‎do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its ‎performance, which may affect our ability to make recommendations to you and may slow website performance.‎ 


These cookies may be set through our site by third parties, including our advertising partners. They may be used by ‎those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on our website and on other sites, and ‎to measure and improve our advertising and marketing. If you do not allow these cookies, you will still see ads and ‎targeted content, but they may be less relevant to you.‎ 

We use these cookies, to operate, understand and improve our Services and for the following purposes: 

  • To authenticate you and secure our Services: We use first party cookies to monitor login, session and status data. This allows us to know, for example, whether you are logged in.
  • To remember your settings and preferences: We use cookies to recognise your browser and remember your preferences. For example, we use cookies to remember your language preferences.
  • To carry out analytics and research: We use cookies to understand your use of our Services and how we can improve our offerings. For example, we use cookies to track whether you open emails we send you.
  • To assist with advertising and marketing efforts: We use cookies to personalise your use of our Services, including to serve you personalised advertising that may better suit your needs.
  • To detect fraud, trust and safety, and investigations:  We use cookies to keep our Services safe, including to detect and prevent fraud and conduct investigations.

4. What third-party advertising and analytics cookies are used on our Services? 

A number of third-party advertising and analytics cookies are set on our Services, some of which depend on how you use our Services. Our advertising partners may use pixels or similar technology to measure the success of the sponsored posts or other advertising products they use. A “pixel” (also sometimes called web beacon, or clear GIF) is a tiny piece of code, invisible to the user, placed on a webpage or in an email and used in combination with a cookie, to link a given activity or impression back to the user; the advertiser includes it in its content so it can measure whether our members interact with that content (for example, by clicking to view an offer). We may set our own pixel on an advertiser’s website so we can measure whether our members found the advertiser’s content effective or interesting, by determining whether the sponsored post prompted members to take advantage of the advertised offer. This information helps us assess whether sponsored posts and other advertising offers are relevant and interesting to our members and successful for the advertiser. 

Third-Party Advertising 

More information about how third-party cookies are used for targeted advertising, and how to opt out of certain third-party advertising-related cookies, is available here:  Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada’s Opt-Out Tool 

Third-Party Analytics 

As mentioned above, we may use third-party analytics tools, including Google Analytics (see below) to collect, monitor and analyze information to improve functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor our Services to visitors’ needs. See the Third-Party Cookies List below for details. We may share information from these sources with third parties, each of which have their own privacy policy addressing how they use the information and any choices you have about their collection and use of information. We recommend that you review these policies. 

Google Analytics 

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our Services. For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google’s help pages and privacy policy. Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on; if you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here. The information generated by the cookie about your use of one of our Services (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. On behalf of our Services, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Services, compiling reports on your activity for us and third parties who help operate and provide services related to our Services. You may refuse the use of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as discussed in this Policy. However, if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Services.  

5. Third-Party Cookies List

Please see the table below for more information on the third-party cookies used on our Services

Strictly Necessary Cookies 

Cookie Subgroup 


BIGipServersj38web-nginx-app_https, __cf_bm 


Functional Cookies 

Cookie Subgroup 



Targeting Cookies 

Cookie Subgroup 



ca_trk_uuid, visitor_type, _careerarc_session, ca_trk_request_id 

IDE, test_cookie 

6. How can I opt out of cookies or manage my preferences?

When you visit our website, you can change your cookie preferences by clicking on the “Customize Settings” button on the cookie banner to bring you to our Privacy Preference Center.   

In addition to the options given to you in our Privacy Preference Center, you may refuse or restrict the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, limiting or refusing cookies may affect your ability to use some of our Services. Our website responds to global privacy control—or “GPC”—signals, which means that if we detect that your browser is communicating a GPC signal, we will, subject to applicable law, process that as a request to opt that particular browser and device out of sales and sharing on our website. Note that if you come back to our website from a different device or use a different browser on the same device, you will need to enable GPC or set your cookie preferences for each browser and device you use to access our website.  More information about GPC is available at

For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit Some advertising networks offer you a way to opt-out of targeted advertising. 

In addition to the options given to you in our Privacy Preference Center, your mobile device may include a feature that allows you to opt-out of some types of targeted advertising, such as the “limit ad tracking” option in your iOS or Android device’s privacy settings. Visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s mobile choices page at for more information. The Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada also provides a mobile app that lets you opt-out of interest based advertising from participating advertisers found at:  

7. Changes to this policy

Our business changes constantly and our cookie policy will also change, so please review it frequently. We will notify you of any changes by posting the updated policy on this page with its effective date. If the change is material or involves new uses of your personal information not provided for under the current version of this policy, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in advance and, where required by applicable law, obtain your consent. 

8. Contact us with Questions

For more information about how we collect, use and share your information, see our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us at You can also reach us at the address listed in our Privacy Policy. 


Date Last Revised: 11 October 2023