Yes, your calories burned goal is taken into consideration when you set your weight loss goal. If it's not accurate (too high or too low) you can adjust it based on the exercise you're actually doing. They are the calories burned during your workouts- not through other daily activities. Your recommendations assume you are burning calories throughout the day (walking to and from your car, up and down the steps, etc.) So I wouldn't count that as exercise unless it's keeping your heart rate elevated in the cardio zone for at least 10 minutes at a time.
Hope that helps. Let me know if you have more questions.