Who are ‘we’?
We are WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Our registered address is PO Box 720, Port Adelaide Business Centre, Port Adelaide SA 5015, Australia.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. When services are delivered on the internet, it sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, such as your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as ‘cookies’. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
What are ‘cookies’?
- avoid lengthy registration/personalisation of the site each time you visit and personalise it to suit your requirements
- recognise you when you login and make it easier for you to access your account information
- estimate our audience size and patterns
- ensure that you are not asked to register twice
- control how often visitors see similar adverts
- track preferences and to improve and update our websites
- track the progress and number of entries in some of our promotions and contests
Our websites may feature embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
We use two main types of cookies on our website, session and persistent cookies. Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (from when a user opens the browser window to when they exit the browser) or they can be stored for longer.
Session or transient cookies
These cookies allow our websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around the site. These cookies expire after a browser session ends so are not stored longer term.
Persistent, permanent or stored cookies
These cookies are stored on a user's device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering a user's preferences and choices when using our site.
First- and third-party cookies
Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are, simply, cookies set by a website visited by the user - the website displayed in the URL window. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. While there is no advertising on the WDC site you will find links to other sites for the purposes of processing payments, entering events or finding additional information. Each of these sites will have its own policy and is responsible for notifying you of its cookie usage policy.
Specific cookies you may find on our website
You can find out up-to-date information which cookies are being used on our site, expiration dates etc by entering our url (website address) at: cookie-checker.com
Do I have to agree to cookies?
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser settings to prevent that. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. If you do not change your browser settings and continue to use our websites we will infer that you have consented to us using cookies for the purposes set out below.
Where can I get more information about cookies and how to change my settings?
To remove Google Analytics tracking please download the plug-in for your browser.
For more information about cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org
For information on how to change cookies settings on your browser please visit the relevant information page:
This cookie statement was last updated on 15th November 2019 and applies to citizens of the European Economic Area.
2 What are cookies
A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.
3 What are scripts?
A script is a piece of programme code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.
4 What is a webbeacon?
A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.
6 Third parties
Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.
Because statistics are being tracked anonymously, no permission is asked to place analytical cookies.
We do not use any advertising cookies on this website.
On our website we have included buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.
Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymised as much as possible. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are located in the United States.
8 Placed cookies
|Purpose pending investigation|
This data is not shared with third parties.
9 Your rights with respect to personal data
You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
- You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
- Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
- Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
- If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
- Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
- Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.
To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this cookie statement. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).
10 Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies
You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.
Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.
11 Contact details
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
PO Box 720, Port Adelaide Business Centre, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Phone number: 0401 866 633
Current status: AcceptedCurrent status: Denied