What are cookies?

Cookies are small, encrypted, text files that websites place on your device, usually within your browser. They’re used to improve your browsing experience by remembering login details, the content you’re interested in, and other preferences in general.

Cookies also gather information while you browse, such as the amount of time you spend on each page, and relay it back to the site. Most websites use cookies, including those of Telstra and our affiliates.

Controlling cookies

If you’re concerned about cookies, you can use your browser tools to delete or ‘clear’ all the cookies currently stored by your browser. You can also block and permanently disable cookies.

You can also download tools to help you identify which cookies are being left on your computer, and decide which to permit and which to block.

Removing cookies may prevent some types of digital advertising from occurring. But it may also prevent you from using some services that rely on cookies.