Cookies Policy

The core pages of www.occupationalenglishtest.org and sub-domains of this site, are run by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Pty Ltd (referred to as CBLA, OET, Occupational English Test, The OET Centre, we, us or our) and from time to time we will set cookies on your web browser (unless you disable cookies in your browser – see below “How to disable cookies”).

Cookies are small files which sit on your computer and record specific interactions between you and this website, and in some cases, other third party websites. This information is sometimes shared with our partners insofar as it is necessary for us to administer the Occupational English Test to candidates, and in other cases, third parties (see our Privacy Policy for more information on data sharing). Please read below for more details about the cookies we use, what they record and who that cookied information is shared with. You are of course free to disable cookies by following instructions to enable Do Not Track settings in your chosen web browsers (see below links under “How to disable cookies”).

Functionality lost by disabling cookies

If you disable cookies in your browser, some functionality the cookies below will not be available, namely:
  • the ability to use some functions, look and feel of the website including things such as page navigation, language settings and access to secure areas.
  • the ability to be served relevant digital content or ads dynamically based on your interactions with our site or third party apps and sites used by OET.
  • the ability for OET to analyse or optimise website functionality and digital content based on behavioural data insights.

Category: Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie Name Provider Description Expiry More Information
__cfduid

 

_help_center_session

_zendesk_session

_embeddable_server_session

_zendesk_authenticated

 

_zendesk_shared_session

 

ASTATUS

 

 

wsid

 

 

force_refresh

ZenDesk / Zopim __cfduid is used by the content network, Cloudfare, to identify trusted web traffic; and other ZenDesk cookies preserve users session id and statuses across pages for Helpdesk and web-chat customer service tool tracking purposes. 1 year

 

Session

 

 

 

 

1 day

 

Session or 21 days

 

Session or 30 days

 

Persistent

ZenDesk Privacy Policy
BIGipServer# Marketo Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times. Session Marketo Privacy Policy
SESS#

csrftoken

Pinterest Preserves users states across page requests (SESS#) and used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times (csrftoken). Session Pinterest Privacy Policy
JESSIONID LinkedIn Preserves users states across page requests. 1 year LinkedIn Privacy Policy
PHPSESSID OET Preserves user session state across page requests. Session OET Privacy Policy
wc_cart_hash_#

wc_fragments_#

woocommerce_items_in_cart

 

wp_woocommerce_session_#

WooCommerce The third party WooCommerce for WordPress application is used by OET to identify shop products added to your cart and keep session records to facilitate online purchases. Session

 

 

 

1 day

WooCommerce Privacy Policy
ASP.NET_SessionId OET Preserves the visitor’s session state across page requests on OET’s candidate registration portal. Session  OET Privacy Policy
QSI_History

QSI_HistorySession

Qualtrics Third party cookies used by Qualtrics to facilitate OET surveys for research and feedback purposes, or as a backup candidate registration option if our primary registration system encounters errors. These cookies are generally meant to help keep track of survey sessions so that they aren’t repeated, or to maintain the session. These cookies cannot be disabled as they are controlled by Qualtrics and are necessary to facilitate the survey. Session Qualtrics Privacy Statement
FormSpringFormSession# FormStack Third party cookie dropped by FormStack for some OET web forms used for candidate, parter and internal purposes including assessor availability and candidate back-up registration forms. Session FormStack Privacy Policy

Category: Preferences

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Cookie Name Provider Description Expiry More information
lang LinkedIn Set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded “Follow Us” panel. Session LinkedIn Privacy Policy
FormSpringFormView# FormStack Third party cookie dropped by FormStack for some OET web forms used for candidate, parter and internal purposes including assessor availability and candidate back-up registration forms. 1 year FormStack Privacy Policy
_zendesk_cookie ZenDesk / Zopim Stores settings information for some ZenDesk features used by OET Helpdesk and online chat functionality. 20 years ZenDesk Privacy Policy

Category: Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Cookie Name Provider Description Expiry More information
_qca Quantcast Collects anonymous data on the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content. 1 year Quantcast Privacy Policy
_ga

 

_gat

_gid

Google Analytics Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate and register unique IDs that are used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website for optimisation purposes. 2 years

 

Session

Google Privacy Policy
_utmb

 

_utmt

 

_biz_sid

 

AWSALB

 

_utmb

 

_utmz

 

utmt

_biz_flagsA

_biz_nA

_biz_pendingA

_biz_uid

 

_utma

ZenDesk / Zopim Used by ZenDesk for web analytics such as traffic source, throttle request rate goal tracking, custom variables, visitor sessions and load balancing. Keeps track of users’ states e.g. form submissions and cross-domain migration. Increments bizible sessions, number sequencing, unique IDs and pending requests. Session

 

10 mins

 

30 mins

 

6 days

 

30 days

 

6 months

 

1 year

 

 

 

 

 

2 years

ZenDesk Privacy Policy
@@History/@@scroll|# GoToWebinar Third party cookies used by GoToWebinar to capture registrations and facilitate OET webinars and webinar email autoresponders to registrants. Persistent LogMeIn Privacy Policy
MoodleSession Moodle Third party cookie dropped via oetcentre.brightcookie.com.au which hosts online OET partner materials via the Moodle LMS app. Session Brightcookie Privacy Policy
optimizelyPendingLogEvents

 

optimizelyBuckets

optimizelyEndUserId

otimizelySegments

FormStack Third party cookies dropped by FormStack forms used by Optimizely as a cache of a user’s actions between tracking calls (optimizelyPendingLogEvents). Used by Optimizely to store the user’s audience and dimension information (optimizelySegments) and to measure how selected users react to targeted changes to the website’s content and functionality in order to determine what variation is most efficient for conversion (optimizelyEndUserId). Stores settings on user experience experiments and variations that the visitor has been bucketed into and ensures the visitor is consistently seeing the same variation over multiple sessions (optimizelyBuckets). Session

 

10 years

FormStack Privacy Policy

Category: Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads and other digital content that is relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby personalised for a better experience.

Cookie Name Provider Description Expiry More information
_zlcmid

 

zte#

ZenDesk / Zopim ZenDesk facilitates OET’s online HelpDesk and web-chat functionality. Cookies dropped by ZenDesk are used to preserve users states across page requests (zlcmid) and saves a live web-chat ID that recognises a device between visits during a chat session (zte#). 1 year

 

Session

ZenDesk Privacy Policy
mp_mixpanel__c

mp_#

GoToWebinar Third party cookies used by GoToWebinar to capture registrations and facilitate OET webinars and webinar email autoresponders to registrants. 1 year LogMeIn Privacy Policy
_twitter_sess

ct0

 

guest_id

personalization_id

Twitter Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service. Session

 

 

2 years

Twitter Privacy Policy
fr

 

tr (pixel)

Facebook Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months

 

Session

Facebook Privacy Policy
bcookie

bscookie

visit

 

leo_auth_token

lidc

LinkedIn Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 2 years

 

 

 

Session

LinkedIn Privacy Policy
mc Quantserv Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads. 13 months Quantcast Privacy Policy
NID Google Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. 6 months Google Privacy Policy
collect

(pixel)

Google Analytics Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session Google Privacy Policy
r/collect

(pixel)

 

IDE

Google

DoubleClick

DoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications of this third party cookie are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. Session

 

 

1 year

DoubleClick Privacy Policy
optimizely_data$$first_session

pardot

lpv38532

test_cookie

wistia-http2-push-disabled

da786146-7013-46b7-bdb1-2b19e162289b/t.gif (pixel)

FormstackAdmin

FormstackOpenIDConnect

i/adsct

images/# (pixels)

s-9da4

 

visitor_id#

visitor_id#-hash

 

_distillery

 

_ssid

 

d-a8e6

 

fs_returning_visitor

 

FSAC

 

FSAV

 

fsinitialVisit

 

loglevel

 

muxData

wistia

 

FormStack

Third party cookies dropped by FormStack for some OET web forms used for candidate, parter and internal purposes including assessor availability and candidate back-up registration forms. Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 years

 

 

1 year

 

4276 days

 

29 days

 

7168 days

 

6 months

 

2 years

 

236 months

 

Persistent

 

20 years

FormStack Privacy Policy
UID

UIDR

Scorecard Research Collects information of the user and his/her movement, such as timestamp for visits, most recently loaded pages and IP address. The data is used by the marketing research network, Scorecard Research, to analyse traffic patterns and carry out surveys to help better understand customer preferences. 2 years Scorecard Research Privacy Policy
_mkto_trk  Marketo We use Marketo to serve web forms and personalised content on our website and landing pages and in our emails (for people that are opted into receiving emails from us). This cookie helps us establish a link between personally identifiable records in our database and their website activities, so that we can understand how people are using our website, and so that we can personalise communications with them to provide better services.  2 years Marketo Privacy Policy
_auth

_pinterest_session

cm_sub

 

G_ENABLED_IDPS

 Pinterest Third party cookies used by Pinterest to remember which pins, boards, people or websites you’ve interacted with so they can show you related content. 1 year

 

 

 

2915227 days

Pinterest Privacy Policy
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

 

YSC

GPS

YouTube Third party cookies used to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos (VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE) and to register a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen (YSC) and tracking based on geographical GPS location (GPS). 179 days

 

Session

YouTube Privacy Policy

 

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