Privacy and personal information
You can use this website without giving any personal information.
The Ministry of Social Development takes your privacy seriously and we follow the Privacy Act 2020.
Data collection and cookies
We collect data about your visit to our website to help us improve it. This kind of data does not identify you. We use Google tracking products and cookies to understand how people use our website.
Google tracking and cookies
We use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to analyse and improve how people use our website.
Google Analytics collects and analyses details about how people use our website. The data Google Analytics collects includes the:
- IP address of your device – a unique address your internet network automatically gives your device when you use the internet
- Search terms you use to find content
- Pages you visit on our site and the links you select
- Date and time you visit the site
- Referring site – the website you were on just before visiting our website
- Operating system of your device – for example, Windows 10 or Mac OS Big Sur
- Web browser you use – for example, Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
- Device information such as screen resolution and the language setting.
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager collects data from snippets of code added to our website. This code does not include user IP addresses or any information that could be linked to any person.
Google Tag Manager does not set cookies.
A cookie is a piece of code that creates a tiny file on your computer to track your activity on our website. This website creates persistent session cookies so we can see how people use our website. Persistent session cookies are stored on your device so it’s quicker and easier for you to use our website next time. For example, cookies remember your login details or favourites.
The cookies do not collect personal information, and automatically expire.
You can disable cookies or clear them out of the web browser you are using to view this site.
How we use your data
We and our website providers use the data to help us meet the needs of website users and improve our digital services, content and user experience.
We may share anonymous and aggregated data about visitors to changeispossible.org.nz with public sector agencies and other organisations and individuals that help people involved in family and sexual violence. Aggregated data is summarised data about our website visitors and does not give details about any one person.
When you subscribe to newsletters from the Ministry of Social Development, we will collect your email address. This information will only be used for managing your subscription and assessing newsletter effectiveness. You can unsubscribe from any newsletter at any time.
Our newsletters are managed using a third-party tool called Mailchimp. Mailchimp provides analytics to the Ministry of Social Development on how people interact with our newsletters (e.g. how many subscribers have opened emails or clicked on links). This means that the Ministry of Social Development and Mailchimp will be able to see your email and details about which links in Ministry newsletters you have clicked on.
Ministry of Social Development only uses this information to assess newsletter effectiveness.