In order to preserve the appropriate confidentiality, integrity and availability of PDSS’s information assets, PDSS must make sure they are protected against unauthorised access, unauthorised disclosure, damage, loss or modification.
PDSS is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. PDSS is bound by the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988, including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). The APPs set out standards, rights and obligations for how we handle and maintain people’s personal information. This includes how we collect, store, use, disclose, quality assure and secure personal information, as well as a person’s rights to access or correct their personal information. PDSS is also required to comply with the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) (Spam Act.
In this policy we use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and other similar technologies covered by the EU Directive, in particular GDPR, on privacy in electronic communications.
- What is a cookie?
- A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time. Most Internet browsers support cookies; however, users can set their browsers to decline certain types of cookies or specific cookies. Further, users can delete cookies at any time.
- CATEGORIES OF COOKIES USED ON THIS SITE AND PURPOSES
- Strictly necessary cookies
- These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site. We do not require your consent to place these cookies. Nevertheless, you may be able to block these cookies yourself on your device/ browser, but restricting these cookies is likely to mean that our site will not work as you would expect and certain functionality may be inoperable.
- Non-Essential Cookies
We have enabled Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting features on the site to allow us to review information about users of the site (at a collective rather than individual level), including identifiers such as users’ age, gender, interests, and other categories based on acquisition, behaviour, and conversion metrics. We may use this information to enable us to make decisions about what information to include on the site and how to present it. We have also enabled Google Display Network Impression Reporting on the site to allow us to track how ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to site visits to the site. We and our third-party suppliers, including Google, use first-party Google Analytics cookies and third-party DoubleClick cookies together to collect the data for the Google Display Network Impression Reporting functionality.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This information will be used by us and third parties to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose but only if you consent to such sharing.
Social Website Cookies. So that you can easily “Like” or share our content, we have included sharing buttons on our site for certain social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. These cookies are set by the third-party social media sites to which they relate, including.
The privacy implications vary from social media site to social media site and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these sites. Please refer to the relevant social media site’s privacy and cookies policy for more information.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table 1 below.
- How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, and anonymous ad network tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us collect aggregated audit data, research, and performance reporting for advertisers. These programs enable us to understand and improve the delivery of ads to you, and know when certain ads have been shown to you. Since your web browser may request advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
You can opt out of off-site and third-party-informed advertising by adjusting your cookie settings. Opting out will not remove advertising from the pages you visit, but, instead, opting out will result in the ads you see not being matched to your interests. This implies that the ad(s) you see will not be matched to your interests by those specific cookies.
- How are third party cookies used?
- How do I reject and delete cookies?
You may also visit www.allaboutcookies.org for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally. By using our website without deleting or rejecting some or all cookies, you agree that we can place those cookies that you have not deleted or rejected on your device.
- Further information
PDSS’s contact details for cookies queries are set out below.
PDSS Cookies Contact
Google Analytics with Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, Google Display Network Impression Reporting and DoubleClick
- Used to collect information in an anonymous form, including:
- the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. We use this information to prepare reports and improve the customer experience of the site;
- through the Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting functionality, identifiers such as users’ age, gender, interests, and other categories based on acquisition, behaviour, and conversions metrics. We use this information to enable us to make decisions about what information to include on the site and how to present it;
- through the Google Display Network Impression Reporting functionality, ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services. We use this information to understand how ad impressions, other ad uses and interactions with impressions and services are related to site visits to the site.
- We may conduct advertising campaigns using DoubleClick, a Google service.
To opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our site, please visit
To find out about DoubleClick cookies and how to control those cookies, go to