Collection, storage and use

We use Google Analytics to collect statistical information about your visit. We use this information to help us understand how people are using the CAC website and to improve the site. The information will be viewable by site administrators and certain other staff. It may also be shared with other agencies.

These tools do not identify the individuals using the site. We can see a record of what people do on the site, but not who they are. The information we collect includes:

  • your top level domain name, for example
  • your IP address
  • the search terms you used
  • the pages you visited on our website and the links you clicked on
  • the date, time and duration of your visit
  • the site you visited before arriving at
  • your operating system, for example Windows XP or Mac OS
  • the type of internet browser you’re using, for example Chrome or Internet Explorer.

Electronic newsletters

When you subscribe to our newsletter, the details you provide will be stored in a secure third-party database called Mailchimp, which is part of the Intuit group. Your name and email address will be used to send you future electronic newsletters, and will not be disclosed without your consent. If you unsubscribe to our newsletter, your details will be deleted from the database.

Intuit: Privacy policy(external link)


This website uses temporary cookies to help balance the load on our servers. Cookies are small text files that are sent by a website and stored on your computer's hard drive to collect information about how you browse the website.

These cookies do not collect any personal data and are deleted when you close your browser. You can choose to disable the use of cookies, but this may affect your ability to use some of the site’s features and view some content.

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site is transmitted to, and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to:

  • evaluate how you use this site
  • compile reports on site activity
  • provide you with other services related to site activity and internet usage.

Google may also 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. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. When you use this site you consent to Google processing this data about you, in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can get more information on the privacy laws in New Zealand on the Privacy Commissioner’s website.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner(external link)


The CAC website is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). MBIE websites have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of information under their control. To maintain the cyber security of MBIE systems and information, these systems are subject to ongoing monitoring (including activity logging), analysis and auditing.

MBIE may use information about your use of their websites and other IT systems to prevent unauthorised access or attacks on these systems, or to resolve such events. They may use this information even if you are not involved in this activity.

MBIE may use services from third party suppliers to monitor or maintain the cyber security of its systems and information. These third party suppliers will have access to monitoring and logging information, as well as information processed on MBIE websites and other IT systems.