About NSW is committed to protecting your privacy and is subject to the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act (1998).
Automatic logging of information
IP (Internet Protocol) addresses [an IP is the address of a computer] of visitors are automatically logged by our servers. The server makes a record of your visit and logs limited information for statistical purposes - your IP address, top-level domain name (.com, .gov, .edu, com.au etc), the date and time of your visit to our site, pages accessed and documents downloaded, previous site visited and the type of browser used. These logs are used to administer the website and to diagnose problems in order to be able to rectify them. This data is also used for audience research to help us to improve the site.
IP addresses do not contain any personally identifiable information and are aggregated for analysis. Recording usage patterns helps us to identify popular areas of our site, and helps us to improve the site. Reports generated on aggregate data are periodically sent to the NSW State Government as a statutory requirement.
Cookies are small files that a website can store on your computer. They are often used to improve your browsing experience by storing information about the pages you have visited so that they take less time to load on repeat visits. The cookies that are used by About NSW do not collect any personal information.
This site contains links to other sites. About NSW is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.