Cookie Policy

Updated: May 23, 2018

This Cookie Policy explains how About Australia (USA) PTY Limited Inc and our affiliate brands uses cookies and similar technology when you visit our websites. It explains which cookies we use, why we use them, and your rights to control how we use them. This policy applies to all our websites and brands:

  • About Australia –
  • About New Zealand –
  • About Papua New Guinea –
  • About Fiji –
  • About Australia Diving
  • Other services owned and controlled by About Australia
What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small data file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. This allows the site to recognize your browser when you visit the site again. For more information about what cookies are please see:

Why Do We Use Cookies?
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, About Australia (USA) PTY) are called “first party cookies” and cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies.” We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for our website to function – these cookies are referred to as “essential cookies.” We, and the third parties we work with, also use cookies to understand your preferences and help us display the most relevant content when you browse our website. Other cookies are also used to advertise or gather information. We explain this more below.
Different Types of Cookies We Use

Essential Cookies

These are strictly necessary to make our website work and enable us to fulfill your travel requests. These cookies don’t store any information that could identify you.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but this will disable some parts of our website.

Performance and Functionality Cookies

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, not allowing these cookies could stop our website working fully for you.

These cookies only collect aggregated information and they don’t allow us to identify you or target you in any way. Not allowing these cookies prevents us from knowing you’ve visited our website. For example, some of the performance cookies we use are provided by Google Analytics. You can find out more about how Google Analytics uses your data here:

Tracking Cookies

These cookies are used to gather information about the effectiveness of our digital marketing. A tracking cookie does not allow us to identify you in anyway unless you submit a form on our website, in which case relevant marketing information gathered by the cookies will be attached to your identifying information. Relevant marketing information includes:

  • Which advertisement and/or marketing activities brought you to our website/s (Source, Medium, Content, Search Phrase)
  • Your browsing activity on our website/s
  • Your IP address
  • Your location when you submitted a form, including city, state and country

If you do not wish this information to be included in your inquiry, you can disable cookies with the instructions provided below. Not allowing these cookies prevents us from knowing which marketing activities worked to pique your interest in our service.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used to make advertisements more relevant to you on other websites you visit elsewhere on the internet. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

These cookies don’t store your personal identifying data directly, but they do identify your browser and the device you’re using to browse so you can be targeted for future advertisements. Not allowing these cookies will mean you’re shown less targeted advertising. Disabling these cookies will not remove advertisements from your internet experience.

For example, our website features targeting cookies from Facebook so when you are on Facebook you will see relevant ads to your browsing history. By disabling cookies, you will still see ads on Facebook, but they will be less likely to be of interest to you.

Social Network Sharing Cookies

These cookies are used to allow you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our website through third party social networking and other websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

How Can I Control Cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can manage which cookies you accept or reject at any time from your browser’s settings. If you reject all cookies, it might result in our website no longer working fully for you. Please see how to manage cookies from different browsers with the links below:

Internet Explorer:

Google Chrome:


Microsoft Edge:


If you are located in the EU, you can learn more about cookies and how to reject cookies using different types of browsers by visiting

Specific targeting cookies used by our websites and links to how to control your ad experience are:



NAI Advertising Network:!/

Google Ads:

Control Your AdChoices:!/

Should you choose to submit your email address on our website and do not want to have your website activity tracked, you can opt-out here:

Where Can I Get More Information?
  • Review our Privacy Policy
  • Please feel free contact us if you have any questions about how we use cookies
    Phone: 1-888-359-2877