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All About Cookies

We care deeply about privacy. We believe in transparency, and we're committed to being up front about our privacy practices, including how we gather and use your personal and non-personal information. We know you care about your privacy too, so we provide settings that allow you to choose how certain information is used by us. You can read our Privacy Policy and learn about our cookies below. 

In technology terms, what's a cookie?


Cookies are small data files sent from a server to your web browser. They are stored in your browser's cache and allow a website or a third party to recognize your browser. There are three primary types of cookies:

  • Session cookies are specific to a particular visit and carry information as you view different pages so that you don't have to re-enter information every time you change pages or attempt to checkout. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically in a short period of time, such as when you leave the site or close your web browser.

  • Persistent cookies remember certain information about your preferences for viewing the site, and allow us to recognize you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored in your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them, and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration.

  • Third-party cookies are placed by someone other than That Expat Aussie, and may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time period set in each third-party cookie. 


Cookies store information about your use, but they are helpful because they help the site to function and allow us to customize your experience. You can configure your desktop or mobile browser's settings to reflect your preference to accept or reject cookies, including how to handle third-party cookies.


Why do you use cookies?


We use cookies to recognize your logged-in state on our site, to understand what purchases members and visitors are interested in, to make our site function properly for you, and to help your use of the site feel more customized. Generally, we use cookie technologies for the following:

  • Security and Authentication (Strictly Necessary):  Some cookie or similar technology functions are necessary and vital to ensure that our site works properly for visitors and members, such as maintaining the security, safety, and integrity of the site, authentication and logging into That Expat Aussie (including remembering permissions and consents you have granted), and ensuring the ability to securely complete transactions.

  • Account and User Preferences: Some technologies are used to remember your account and preferences over time, such as keeping yourself logged in when returning to That Expat Aussie, maintaining your choices about site features (including keeping track of your preferred language and country), and customizing content on how you use our site.

  • Social Networks: Some technologies help you to interact with social networks you are signed into while using our site, such as sharing content with the social network, logging in with the social network, and other features you use within the social network, or that are allowed in the social network's privacy policy. These may be set and controlled by the social networks, and your preferences with those social networks. Social networks may also work with That Expat Aussie or with you for analytics or for marketing purposes, as discussed below. You may be able to manage your privacy preferences for these social networks and their tools and widgets via your account with the social network.

  • Performance and Analytics: Some technologies help provide performance data on how our services are functioning in order to improve That Expat Aussie, including, for example, data concerning site and app functionality and speed to help us optimize That Expat Aussie, information about how the site is used so that we can improve your experience, and detecting and gathering reporting on bugs to help make That Expat Aussie work better. In addition, we may employ transient technologies, including cookies or local stored objects, for site performance, form information and interactions with the site, and may use temporary, short-term cookies for limited-time events such as sales and promotions. That Expat Aussie employs Google Analytics to help understand how our site is used by its community. For some features, data from Google Analytics may be combined with our first-party data and third-party cookies (such as Google advertising cookies) as permitted by Google's and That Expat Aussie's respective policies. To see how to opt out of Google Analytics Advertising Features, see Managing Your Cookie Technology Preferences. That Expat Aussie also employs Facebook App Events SDKs for analytics in a similar fashion, subject to your Opt-Out.

  • Marketing Services: That Expat Aussie may partner with third-party service providers that may use various cookie technologies to permit us and them to learn about which ads you see and click when you visit That Expat Aussie or to show you ads on and off our site. These may include such things as: 

  • Attribution tracking, which estimates which advertising or marketing source brought someone to That Expat Aussie or determines which marketing source led to actions like a visit or a purchase;

  • Remarketing and retargeting, which shows relevant ads to an audience based on prior shopping and browsing patterns;

  • Audience targeting, which refers to targeting advertisements to a large audience based on the audience's known or inferred demographics; and

  • Cross-device recognition, which recognizes events across multiple devices or browsers.

  • Frequency capping, which limits the number of times a user's browser or mobile device displays the same ad;​


 Some third-party service providers may provide information like demographics, cross-device information, or interest categories from a combination of sources that, while not identifying you personally, permit us to provide you with more relevant and useful advertising. In some cases, this information may have non-marketing performance analytics uses as well.

  • Consent, Contract, and Legitimate Interests In Processing: Certain cookie technologies are employed to make the site function for its intended purpose, and are provided based on contractual necessity based on your agreement with That Expat Aussie to perform the services you have requested. These include the functions strictly necessary to the service noted above. By choosing to use our services after having been notified of our use of cookie technologies in the ways described in this policy, and, in applicable jurisdictions, through notice and unambiguous acknowledgment of your consent, you agree to such use.

How do I manage my cookie technology preferences?

You have the ability to control the use of certain cookie technologies. You can opt-out of third-party marketing cookies and similar technologies via the Privacy Settings link available at the bottom of our site pages. You can also manage your That Expat Aussie marketing preferences in your Account Settings. 

Various third parties provide browser plug-ins and apps that can help provide you information on and limit or block third-party cookies, web beacons, and some Javascript-based technologies. That Expat Aussie cannot vouch for the efficacy of a particular third-party product. Both Google and Facebook provide tools to control use of advertising on their respective platforms, including advertising on and with That Expat Aussie. More information can be found in your account settings on the respective platforms, including in Google's Privacy Center and Facebook's Ad Settings.

That's a lot of information, but what if I still have questions?

Just contact us. We're happy to help.


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