Effective Date: 26 May 2018
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer via your web browser and allow servers hosting website content to recognise visitors and remember their activity.
Cookies may last for just for the duration of your visit or they may last for longer allowing the server to recognise visitors over multiple visits.
Cookies are stored separately for each web browser you use and cookies stored via one browser will not usually be available via other web browsers on the same device.
Certain cookies contain personal information, for example if you click on a “remember me” button when you login, a cookie will store your username or other unique identifier.
Most cookies will not collect information that personally identifies you. They will collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
What Cookies do we use?
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or use a shopping cart.
Functional cookies: These cookies are used to recognise your device when you return to our website. This enables us to remember your preferences and provide more personal features to you.
Analytical performance cookies: These are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to this website and see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Tracking cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
We have no control over third-party cookies
These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or tracking cookies.
Third-party cookies cannot be used to identify you personally; they can only be used for statistical analysis, for example to provide you with adverts that are more relevant to your interests.
The Australian Digital Advertising Alliance has developed a website – www.youronlinechoices.com.au – to educate consumers about these types of cookies, including frequently asked questions, how the technology works, and whether or not to receive them. If you are based in the European Union, please visit the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website www.youronlinechoices.com. If you are based in the United States, please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance website www.aboutads.info/choices.
Please note that if you opt out of third-party advertising cookies, you will still continue to receive advertising when using the website, however that advertising will not be tailored to you.
In addition to cookies, we may also use other similar tracking technologies on our services, such as pixel tags (also known as clear GIFs or pixels). We use these technologies to perform similar functions to cookies, such as track users’ movements and activities across our websites, newsletters and other services, or to improve our understanding of things like site traffic, visitor behaviour and promotional campaigns. Pixel tags are small blocks of code installed in or on a web page, mobile app, or advertisement and are a method for passing information from your device to a third-party website.
How to control and delete cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The “Help” function within your browser should tell you how to activate the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information about how to restrict or block cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find information about how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our sites.
Does this Policy change?
If you have any further queries about this policy, or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at [email protected]
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