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Privacy Policy


Here are the main confidentiality rules that apply to the website of the Auditor General of Québec.

Use of Cookies

When you visit the website, a cookie is installed on your computer’s hard drive only if you use the “Increase the font size” function. Once this function has been activated, the cookie ensures that the chosen font size is used throughout your visit.

In addition, no personal information is gathered without your prior consent. The information automatically sent between computers does not make it possible to identify you personally. It is gathered for technological reasons inherent to surfing the Web and is used for statistical purposes only.

Information Sent Automatically

You should be aware that, when you access the site, an exchange of information between your computer and the website server occurs automatically and without requiring your intervention. This information, which does not make it possible to identify you personally, may be summarized as follows:

  • domain name (for example, “xcompany.com” if your Internet access is through a private company, or “university.edu” if your access is through a university) and IP address (an IP address is a unique number assigned to your computer when it is connected to the Internet by your Internet access provider) used to access the site;
  • type of browser and operating system used to access the site;
  • date and time of your visit to the site;
  • pages visited;
  • if you access the site through another site, address of that site.

This exchange of information is necessary for the server to send you a file compatible with the computer equipment you are using. The Auditor General keeps some information, such as the number of visitors, the most frequently visited pages, the referring sites, and the country of origin of the Web surfers, for statistical purposes.

Use of Personal Information

If you choose to send us personal information by email at verificateur.general@vgq.qc.ca, we will use only the information required to reply to and follow up on your message. The Auditor General adopts the same confidentiality measures when dealing with electronic messages as it does for messages received by mail.

Links to Other Sites

Please be advised that as soon as you leave our site, the information exchanged is no longer subject to our confidentiality rules.

Courtesy Translation
The original version, published in French on this site, takes precedence.

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