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A cookie is a small file placed in your web browser that collects information about your web browsing behaviour. Use of cookies allows a website to tailor its configuration to your needs and preferences. Cookies do not access information stored on your computer or any personal information (e.g. name, address, email address or telephone number). Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to reject cookies by changing your browser settings. This may, however, prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Our website uses cookies to analyse website traffic and help us provide a better website visitor experience. In addition, cookies and pixels may be used to serve relevant ads to website visitors through third party services such as Google Adwords and Facebook Adverts. These ads may appear on this website or other websites you visit.


Third party cookies for analytics

OES uses analytics software that is managed by third parties, for example external services like web traffic analysis services. These services use cookies in order to provide statistical reports about our site visitors. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies and we may have no control over them.

Current third party analytics software include:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.

Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate how visitors are using and engaging with our website. This allows us to make improvements to our web services and your online experience.

The Google Analytics tracking tool uses a number of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics and does so without personally identifying individual visitors to Google or OES.

To opt out of Google Analytics please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


Hotjar is a web analytics service provided by Hotjar Ltd.

Hotjar provides services including heatmaps, visitor recordings, funnels and form analysis, feedback polls, surveys and recruiters. The information generated by the tracking code and cookies about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored on Hotjar servers. Through the Hotjar tracking code the information collected is device specific data.

Hotjar will use this information for evaluating your use of the OES website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Hotjar uses a variety of services hosted by third parties, such as Google Analytics and Optimizely. For information on how Google Analytics and Optimizely collect and use your information, please refer to their privacy policies. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the processing of the above data by Hotjar and by the third parties used by Hotjar in accordance with their respective privacy policies. The cookies used by Hotjar have differing durations; some are 365 days, some persist for the session only.

To opt out please visit: https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out


Unless is a web analytics service provided by Rocket Launcher. Unless sets cookies to provide you with a good browsing experience and improve our website. More specifically, they use cookies for the following purposes:

• Web analytics – Unless websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics places cookies on your device to help distinguish between different visitors and to analyze how users use our website.
• Additional web analytics – they use MixPanel, another web analytics service provided by Mixpanel. It gives us additional insights and options to keep you informed based on your actions, to provide the best service possible.
• Functional cookies – Unless websites also place cookies on your device to make navigating the website easier. These cookies are used to allow the website to remember choices you made and provide better, more personal features.
• [Re]marketing – Unless websites can use Google Adwords, an advertising service provided by Google. Google Adwords can place cookies on your computer to track conversions or remarket ads based on your previous visits to our site. More information on the use by Google Adwords can be found here.

To find out more about how to opt out, please see the Unless Privacy Policy: https://unless.com/en/legal/privacy


OES website cookie list

The aim of this list is to provide you with an understanding as to what types of cookies OES uses on our website. The list below covers key cookies that we, or our technology partners, use.

Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight, __hssc, __hstc, _ga, _gaexp, _gat, _gid, _gat_UA-56175533-2, _uetsid, hubspotutk, intercom-lou-c5ke8zbr, intercom-session-c5ke8zbr, messagesUtk, mp_6d7c50ad560e01715a871a117a2fbd90_mixpanel, mp_hj_mixpanel, optimizelyBuckets, optimizelyEndUserId, optimizelySegments, _hjIncludedInSample, _pk_id.4008.412e, _pk_ref.4008.412e, unless_is_returning, unless_last_seen-www.oes.edu.au, wp-settings-5, wp-settings-time-5

Please be aware that this list is not exhaustive.


Opting out of cookies

You are able block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, cookies can be a real asset to your web surfing experience. If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) then you will likely have to re-enter all of your usernames and passwords on all of the sites that you visit, which you previously didn’t even have to think about. Also you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Your browser settings will also allow you to tailor your settings. For example you could can allow only websites you trust to store cookies on your computer, block specific sites or clear your cookies when you exit certain websites.

Find out more about cookies on: www.aboutcookies.org
This website is run by the law firm Pinsent Masons. It explains how you can delete and control the cookies that are stored on your computer. It provides even more information about cookies and also details how you might delete any cookies that you find. It also shows you how to allow those trusted sites to store their cookies on your computer.


Privacy Policy

At OES, we are committed to protecting your privacy as an online visitor to our website. We use the information we collect about you to maximise the services that we provide to you.

We respect the privacy and confidentiality of the information provided by you and adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles (Australia) and the Data Protection Act 1998 (UK). With effect from 25 May 2018, the UK’s main data protection law will be the General Data Protection Regulation as supplemented by the Data Protection Act 2018 and related laws.

Our privacy policy explains what information OES collects about you and how it will be used. Read our full privacy policy.