Use of Cookies

What is a Cookie

Your visit to this website may be recorded for analysis on the number of visitors to the website and general usage patterns. Some of this information will be gathered through the use of "cookies". Cookies are small bits of information that are automatically stored on a person's web browser in their computer that can be retrieved by this website. Cookies can make the website more useful by storing information about your preferences on particular websites, thus enabling website owners to provide more useful features for their users. The data collected by "cookies" contain no information that will identify individuals.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you would prefer, you can set your browser to disable cookies or inform you when they are set. However, by disabling them, you may not be able to take full advantage of our website, including Manulife online service website.

We may also use web analytic consultant to research certain usage and activities on parts of our website on our behalf.

How do we use the information we collect from the cookies?

We use cookie to

1. allow our web server to determine whether the cookies setting on your web browser has been enabled or disabled so that we will know whether data can be collected from your web browser;

2. track your visits to our website and recognize your web browser when you are a repeat visitor so that we can gather statistics on the number of new and repeat visitors and evaluate website effectiveness;

3. temporarily store information on your link preferences and your path between pages on our website to give us insight on ways to further improve our website to provide a more useful, customized and enriching website experience;

4. temporarily identify your web browser after you have logged in on a secured page on our website so that our web browser can maintain a dialogue with your web browser in order for you to carry out certain activities.

Last updated: June 13, 2012