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This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how the CFL and CFL Affiliates use them.

For the purposes of this Cookie Policy, “CFL Affiliates” includes Member Clubs of the Canadian Football League, as well as CFL Enterprises L.P., CFL Enterprises G.P. Inc., CFL Holdings G.P. Inc., and CFL Holdings L.P., (collectively, the “CFL,” “we,” “our,” “us”).

We use cookies on the following websites: cfl.ca, lcf.ca, CFL Pick ‘Em, TSN CFL Fantasy, Predict The Pick, CFLShop.ca, CFL Forums, GreyCupFestival.ca, bclions.com, esks.com, stampeders.com, riderville.com, ticats.ca, argonauts.ca, ottawaredblacks.com and montrealalouettes.com.

You should read this Policy to understand what type of cookies we use and how that information is managed. For further information on how we handle, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application.  A “session cookie” stores temporary information that is deleted when you close your web browser or turn off your computer or device.  A “persistent cookie” enables the site to recognize when you return to it and remains stored on your computer until you delete it. These cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible by remembering your preferences the next time you visit the site. Cookies also allow us to improve our sites.

How does the CFL use cookies?

The CFL websites may use the following types of cookies:

  • Essential cookies allow you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. For example, these cookies make it easier to log-in to your CFL account.
  • Performance cookies tell us how you use our site and help us to improve it. For example, these cookies count the number of visitors to our website and see how visitors move around when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous.
  • Customizer or functionality cookies allow our site to remember you and your preferences, helping to customize your experience on our site. For example, these cookies keep track of whether you have voted in a poll.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie title / cookie name Purpose
ad_pushdown_stay_minimized This cookie notes if you’ve already seen a “pushdown” ad at full size, minimizing it for subsequent page views.
cfl-poll-* This cookie tracks if you’ve already voted in a poll, showing you the results instead of the poll options on subsequent page views.
cfl-user, laravel_session, remember_web_* These cookies keep you logged in to a website that allow registration, such as CFL Pick ‘Em, TSN CFL Fantasy and Predict The Pick.
cfl-has-seen-* These cookies keep track of if you’ve already seen a tutorial screen for a website like TSN CFL Fantasy so you’re not repeatedly prompted to view them.

* indicates that this cookie name may also include a set of varying numbers

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies:

  • Google Analytics
  • ChartBeat
  • AdRoll
  • Google DoubleClick For Publishers
  • Facebook Publishers

Cookie storage

All of our cookies are kept for a relatively short time duration and cookie data is stored in an anonymized state.

How do you change cookie preferences or block cookies?

Within your browser, you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you.  Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third party cookies, or those from specific websites.  Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our websites.

Changes to the Cookie Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes we will let you know but please regularly check this Policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.

This Cookie Policy was last updated on October 25, 2019.