A cookie is a small file downloaded to the device you use to access online content (such as websites, social media sites and mobile applications). These cookies are used for various purposes, including to recognise a user’s computer or device and to tailor advertising by identifying users that share a particular interest or attribute so that they can be served advertising that is more relevant.
Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing.
We use the term “cookies” in this statement to refer to all files that collect information in this manner.
Certain devices and browser types allow you to control, or disable, the use of certain cookies. If you configure your settings to disable session cookies and certain persistent cookies, you may find that the websites you visit have only limited functionality.
You can also control the extent to which you receive tailored advertising facilitated by cookies by changing your settings on the websites on which you receive tailored advertising. This may not remove all advertising, but may mean that the ads you see do not reflect your interests.
You can find out more about cookies at: staysmartonline or www.youronlinechoices.com.au. You can also find out more information about behavioural advertising on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's website.