The Department of the Environment and Energy is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (link is external). The Principles regulate how agencies collect, use, disclose and store personal information, including sensitive information, and how individuals may access and correct records containing their personal information.
The Department of the Environment and Energy respects your right to privacy under the Privacy Act and will comply with the requirements under the Act in respect of the collection and management of personal information.
When you access our website, we may send a “cookie” (a small summary file containing a unique ID number) to your computer.
Cookies are used to maintain a user’s settings and preferences on a website, and can be analysed by us to help improve our online services. Our cookies do not collect personal information. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browser so that your computer does not accept them.
We may also log IP addresses (the electronic addresses of computers connected to the Internet) to assist in analysing trends, administering the website, and gathering broad demographic information.
Our website also uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. We use Google Analytics in order to understand how users engage with our website. Data transmitted includes, for example, the web address of the page that you're visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser, or read cookies that are already there. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.