Cookies

We collect information while you use this website. Here’s what you need to know about that information.

Our website, dta.gov.au, puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so we can be update and improve it based on your needs

  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

Cookies we use on this site

Universal Analytics

Name

Purpose

Expires

_ga

This helps us count how many people visit dta.gov.au by tracking if you’ve visited before.

2 years

_gid

This helps us count how many people visit dta.gov.au by tracking if you’ve visited before.

24 hours

_gat

Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made.

10 minutes

 

Google Analytics
 

Name

Purpose

Expires

_utma

Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to dta.gov.au or to a certain page.

2 years

_utmb

This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on dta.gov.au.

30 minutes

_utmc

This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser.

When you close your browser.

_utmz

This tells us how you reached dta.gov.au (for example from another website or a search engine).

6 months

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

 

Messages across dta.gov.au
We might display a message on all dta.gov.au pages to tell you about an important event or situation. We’ll save a cookie that will let us know how many times you’ve seen it, or if you’ve dismissed it.
 

Name

Purpose

Expires

global_bar_seen

Remembers the number of times you’ve seen the message, or if you’ve dismissed it

12 weeks

Making secure connections to websites
Your browser uses cookies to make secure connections to websites with a ‘https’ URL. There are different versions for different levels of security.
 

Name

Purpose

Expires

TLSVersion

Tells us the highest version of TLS your browser uses so we can decide which versions to keep supporting

When you close your browser

YouTube videos

We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.
 

Name

Purpose

Expires

_use_hitbox

This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser

When you close your browser

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Lets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos

9 months

 

This content has been adapted from the UK Government’s gov.uk page on cookies under the Open Government Licence v2.0.