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Policy on privacy

Thank you for visiting our web site. We invite you to read our policy regarding confidentiality.As soon as you click on a link and leave the Québec government’s virtual space, the information exchanged there after is not subject to the privacy policies of Québec government sites, but to those of the private site. By way of precaution, we therefore urge you to read the privacy policy of the site in question.

Use of Cookies

The Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale site places a permanent cookie in our visitor’s computer hard drive to enable it to preserve parameters on text size.

However, these cookies do not transmit personal information, nor do they enable us to identify you personally. Current technology used in navigating the Internet requires the information collected, which is used for statistical purposes.

Use of Google Analytics

The MTESS uses Google Analytics, a website analysis tool provided by Google.

Using cookies, Google Analytics collects information about your visit to the section, for example concerning the pages you view, the date and time of your visit and the links you click. It also collects information on your device’s operating system, your browser’s language setting, the name of your Internet service provider and your geographic location. The data collected and your anonymized (shortened) IP address are stored by Google on servers located mainly in the United States. Google uses the information solely to produce statistics and reports on browsing in the website.

Google can disclose this data to third parties if legally obliged to do so or for processing by third parties at Google’s request. Google will not link your IP address to any other data it retains.

Google Analytics is not used on our secured sites. You can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-onLink to external site. on your device to prevent Google Analytics from recording data on your visits.

Information transmitted automatically

You should be aware that, as soon as you access the site of the Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, information is automatically exchanged between your computer and the Ministère's server, without your intervention. The information does not identify you personally. It consists of

  • the Internet domain name (for example, "" if you have a private Internet access account, or "" if you access the Internet through a university) and the IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet provider every time you use the Internet) with which you access our site;
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • the date and time you access our site;
  • the pages you visit;
  • and if you access from another site (referral site), its address.

This exchange of information is necessary if the server is to transmit to you a file compatible with the computer equipment you are using. The Ministère keeps the required information in order to have a record of the number of visitors, the pages visited most often, the technology used by the site's clientele, the referral sites and the countries of origin of visitors to the site.

We would remind you that emailed information is not fully secure. This is why we do not recommend that you send personal information, such as your social insurance number, by email. Similarly, we do not use email to answer your questions requiring transmission of confidential information.

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