The Canadian Insurance Participant Registry is committed to keeping your personal information confidential and secure.

We collect only the personal information typically required by Canadian insurance regulators which includes enough to identify you and communicate with you.

Because insurance regulators are responsible for protecting the public interest under the various laws and regulations they enforce, all participating regulators have access to all collected information.

We will not sell your personal information or use it for purposes other than those identified above.


A "cookie" is a piece of data that a web server creates when you visit a web site. This data is typically encoded information about how and when you use a site. It is placed on your PC in the form of a small text file.

There are two types of cookies: "session cookies" and "persistent cookies":

  • Session cookies are used only for the length of time you stay on the web site. When you leave the site, they expire and are no longer active.
  • Persistent cookies are more permanent and can be re-read when you return to the site that placed them on your PC.

Contrary to some media reports, cookies cannot carry viruses or other damaging data.

Session and persistent cookies are used within the Registry web site.

We use cookies in the following ways:

  • For internal web reporting and statistics. This information is gathered at an aggregate level and no individual user or computer is identified. This information helps us measure effectiveness of our websites, monitor website usage, determine response to marketing offers and to ensure ease of use. We do not keep or use information about you in particular. If you access our sites from links within any third-party website, we also use information about that site to ensure that these links are optimized.
  • Otherwise, we do not and will not use cookies to retrieve data from your hard drive or to obtain your e-mail address or other personal information.