Cookie Policy

Fraser Island, QLD. © Tourism Queensland

Cookie Policy

About our cookies – supporting your informed choice

Our Web site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Web site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Web site and also allows us to improve our site.

Due to recent changes in law, all Web sites which operate across certain parts of the European Union are required to obtain explicit consent using or storing cookies (or similar technologies) on your computers or mobile device. This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using those cookies. To review the privacy policies that apply to users of our Web site, please click on the following link: http://www.australia.com/privacypolicy.aspx

For further information about this policy, please contact: privacy@tourism.australia.com.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are tiny data files that Web sites place on your computer or other device when you visit it. They're used by many website operators and contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

Our site makes use of cookies to help manage the site and your visitor experience. These cookies may be used to collect anonymised visitor activity information, manage user log-ins, personal preferences, and provide you with relevant information or focused advertisements.

How to delete and block cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, 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 site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org

Adobe offer a tool to monitor, opt out and remove 'Flash cookies' which is available at:

  1. Manage, disable Local Shared Objects
  2. Global Storage Settings Panel

Can I withdraw my consent?

Once you have given us your consent to the use of cookies, we shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time. This will expire periodically. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.

What cookies do we use and why?

To find out about specific cookies we use on this site, please see the "Cookies for Tourism Australia" section.

The cookies used on our site are categorised as follows:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting
  • Strictly Necessary

'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the Web site and use essential features like secure areas and shopping baskets. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. Please note that these cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:

  • Identify you as being logged in to our Web site;
  • Make sure you connect to the right service on our Web site when we make any changes to the way the Web site works;
  • To route users to specific applications of a service;

Performance

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our Web site e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and is only used to help us improve how our Web site works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

We use performance cookies to:

  • Web Analytics: Provide statistics on how our Web site is used;
  • Error Management: Help us improve the Web site by measuring any errors that occur; and
  • Testing Designs: Test different designs of our Web site;

Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

By using our site, you accept the use of 'Performance' cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Web site, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

Functionality

'Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

We use 'Functionality' cookies to:

  • Remember settings you've applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colours;
  • Remember if we've already asked you if you want to fill in a survey or poll;
  • Show you when you're logged in to the Web site;

Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties – where this is the case we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

Targeting

'Targeting' cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our Web site.

We use 'Targeting' cookies to:

  • Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other Web sites;
  • Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services or targeted advertising.

More information about cookies

Information about cookies

Useful information about cookies can be found at:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Internet Advertising Bureau

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:

http://www.youronlinechoices.eu

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC Web site section:

http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy

If you have any further questions or would like any further clarification around our use of cookies, please email us at privacy@tourism.australia.com.

First Party Cookies for Tourism Australia

Domain

Name of cookie

Type of cookie

Expiry period

Purpose

Company

Description

www.australia.com

ASP.NET_SessionId

Session cookie

 

Your visit

Tourism Australia

This cookie stores session data while using this website.

australia.com

UnicaID

Persistent cookie

4 years, 11 months

Analytics

Tourism Australia

This cookie collects anonymous website usage data when accessing this website

australia.com

country

Session cookie

 

User preferences

Tourism Australia

This cookie is used to store country preferences relating to content accessed while using this website.

australia.com

eucookielaw

Persistent cookie

1 year

User preferences

Tourism Australia

This cookie enables mobile devices to access this website from the mobile website.

australia.com

language

Session cookie

 

User preferences

Tourism Australia

This cookie is used to store language preferences relating to content accessed while using this website.

australia.com

mdr_browser

Persistent cookie

2 hours

User preferences

Tourism Australia

This cookie enables mobile devices to access this website from the mobile website.

pt200230.unica.com

NIOD_Page_Tag

Persistent cookie

20 minutes

Analytics

Tourism Australia

This cookie collects anonymous website usage data when accessing this website.

Use of Flash files and Third Party cookies

Across http://www.australia.com/ we make use of Flash files and third party cookies. These present information, allow integration with third parties (such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter) and can offer a richer online experience. Flash files can however store cookie-like data on your computer, known as "Local Shared Objects".

Currently technology is limited in its ability to review the 'inner workings' of Flash files and third party cookies. Should you require more information, please refer to the third party directly.