Last Updated: August 2018


Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to track your use of our Ausmed websites. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our websites. This helps us to develop and improve our websites, as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are either:
  • Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser - they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
  • Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our websites cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the Internet.
  • Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our websites. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the sites are most popular.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

Performance and Functionality cookies

As set out above, these cookies collect information that is used either in identifiable or aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used, the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, or to help us customise our websites for you.

The following third parties use cookies on the Ausmed websites:

  • Amazon AWS
  • Segment
  • Mode Analytics
  • Stripe
  • Branch
  • Zapier
  • Hotjar
  • Facebook
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Vero
  • Intercom
  • Hubspot
  • Amplitude
  • JWPlayer
  • Xero
  • LinkedIn
  • Sentry

What if I want to turn off cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can modify your cookie preferences (including ‘turning off cookies') either by editing the settings relating to any of the third parties that use cookies on our website, or by editing the settings in your web browser.

To change the cookies relating to third party users, please click on the above hyperlink relating to the relevant third party user (eg Facebook, Twitter). Please note you will be redirected to the third party's website.

To change the cookies in your web browser, please follow the relevant below hyperlink (based on your browser). Please note you will be redirected to the browser's website.

If you choose to reject cookies via your browser, you may still use our websites, however, your access to some functionality may be restricted.

How often will you update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use, or for any other operational, legal or regulatory reason. Please revisit our Cookie Policy regularly to ensure you are up-to-date about our use of cookies and related technologies.

Where can I get further information?

Ausmed takes your data protection very seriously. If you would like to understand this further, please visit our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Alternatively, please contact us at ausmed@ausmed.com.au.

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