Privacy Policy

ANU recognises that your privacy is very important. The way we collect, use, disclose, secure and dispose of your personal information is governed by our compliance with, and obligations as an ‘agency’ under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).

Cookies Policy

What is a Cookie?

For an explanation of a web-based Cookie, please refer to wikipedia’s entry here:

How to block cookies?

You can choose to block cookies in your browser. Please refer to this wikihow page on how to block cookies: Note that blocking all cookies on websites will affect the functionality of most websites. Cookies:

When a user accesses any web page within the website, Google Analytics logs the following:

  • the IP address of the user’s browser;
  • the date and time of the user’s visit to the site;
  • the pages the user accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the site previously visited before the user landed on; and
  • the type of browser with which the user is accessing the site

Unless blocked, accessing pages from results in the following cookies being placed in your browser:

CookieSet byExpires
_gaGoogle Analytics2 years after cookie creation date and time
_gat_gtag_[property_id]Google Analytics1 minute after cookie creation date and time
_gidGoogle Analytics1 day after cookie creation date and time
wat_aocWhat Australia Thinks7 days after cookie creation date and time
wat_privacyWhat Australia Thinks1 year after cookie creation date and time
wat_test_cookieWhat Australia ThinksSession only (deleted when browser closed)

Each cookie can be inspected and deleted in your browser’s settings. To determine how to inspect cookies in your browser, use an internet search engine to search for “<browser type> view cookies” or similar based on the specific browser whose cookies you wish to inspect.

Third party websites

Users can connect to the third party websites Twitter and Facebook through’s Sharing capabilities. Each of these services has their own privacy practices and policies that you should familiarise yourself with if you visit either or both of these sites – does not have any control over these services’ privacy and cookie policies.