Last updated 28/10/2020


The Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd (“we” or “us” or “our”) use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies when you visit our website or one of our subdomains, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”) to help customize the Site and improve your experience, and allow us to understand how our site is being used by you. However, we understand that the use of some of this technology requires us to request and receive your consent, prior to deployment, thus the ability to tailor the deployment of these cookies  is provided by the banner provided to you at initial access.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Cookie Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Cookie Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification.

You are encouraged to periodically review this Cookie Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Cookie Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Cookie Policy is posted. Any changes we may apply will not affect your previous deployment consent for cookies and you are free to amend and update your preferences at any time.

Use of cookies

A “cookie” is a string of information which assigns you a unique identifier that we store on your computer. Your browser then provides that unique identifier to use each time you submit a query to the Site. We use cookies on the Site to, among other things, keep track of services you have used, record registration information, record your user preferences, including cookies choices, keep you logged into the Site, facilitate purchase procedures, and track the pages you visit. Cookies help us understand how the Site is being used and improve your user experience.

Types of cookies

The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the Site:

Advertising (or Marketing) Cookies

Advertising cookies are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are possibly of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the Site and other websites afterwards, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to the computer you used to visit the Site and are used to create a marketing profile about you. We do not deploy any of these technologies without your prior consent.

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies monitor how users reached the Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved. They to are used to build a profile about your browsing activities. This category of cookies are again only deployed with your specific consent.

Essential Cookies

Our essential cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary (session). These essential cookies, are necessary without which the Site won't work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. It is possible that some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, in which case it will affect the functionality of the Site. Essential cookies include those that help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.

Third-Party Cookies

Third-party cookies (from different organisations) may be placed on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you, even when not using our SITE. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser. We do not allow third-party cookies to be deployed without your consent.

Control of cookies

We understand that some users of our web site will reside in jurisdictions that have privacy regulations that require the deployment of all non-essential cookies to be prevented by default, unless previously consented to and thereby controlled by the Site visitor. Thus, we provide this functionality to all our users by means of the cookie banner tool, which allows the user to choose their options for all non-essential cookie categories, as they feel are acceptable to them at the time. However, by default, our configuration is to only deploy essential cookies, and we will record the consent settings from every user for each category of cookie and these settings are changeable at any time by the user.  

In addition to the above, most browsers can be set to block or allow first party cookies or third-party cookies by settings set by the user. You can at any time delete existing cookies present on your computer. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site.

For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies, or visit the following links:

In addition, you may opt-out of some third-party cookies through the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool.

Other tracking technologies

In addition to cookies, we may choose to use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is a tiny object or transparent image embedded in a web page or email. They are used by us or third-parties to track the number of users who have visited particular pages, how they arrived at the page,if they have viewed emails or clicked on marketing campaigns within the messages, and acquire statistical data. They collect  a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, marketing id, time and date of page or email viewed, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons,  pixel tags, and other tracking technologies cannot be deployed without your prior consent, as they are considered part of the non-essential marketing cookie category. However, you can limit their use by consenting to their deployment, or controlling the cookies that interact with them.

Privacy policy

For more information about how we use information collected by cookies and other tracking technologies that have been previously consent to, please refer to our Privacy Policy/Notice posted on the Site. This Cookie Notice is part of and is incorporated into our Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by this Cookie Notice and our Privacy Policy.

Contact us

If you have questions or comments about this Cookie Policy, please contact by following the link at the top of the Site.