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 The Nova Scotia Government Website Privacy Policy Statement applies to the operation of the Business.novascotia.ca website (the "website”).  The website uses Government of Nova Scotia servers to store site content and information collected through online forms.



Cookies are used to track how our visitors use the website and improve the visitor experience. A cookie is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a web site to monitor your use of the website. The cookies we use do not allow us to identify individuals. They are compiled into statistical information on traffic patterns and are used to assess and improve the efficiency of the site. For more information, review our Cookies Notice.


Google Analytics

Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., helps to measure traffic patterns to, from, and within the website. This analytics measurement tool uses "session" and "persistent" cookies to collect standard Internet log information and to track visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. No personal, identifying information is used or stored by Google. This anonymous information is used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on site activity. The aggregate data and statistical reports are used only to help us make our site more useful to visitors and are made available only to web managers and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.

For further information about Google Analytics, please refer to Google Analytics Privacy Policy.


If you wish, you may opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by disabling or refusing the cookies; by disabling JavaScript within your browser; or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On. You have the ability to decline providing the information by refusing cookies in your browser. However, this may prevent personalized services from being provided and you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features available.

If you have never disabled the session cookie option, it should be enabled by default. To disable cookies or JavaScript, please refer to your vendor's browser instruction guide.


Please note that the website provides links to other sites that are not covered by this privacy policy. Please also review the Nova Scotia Government Website Privacy Policy Statement.