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Privacy statement


This privacy statement applies to the Real Nurses website, which is owned and administered by the Ministry of Health.


No need to disclose personal information

You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing personal information. Aggregated, anonymous information about visitors to Real Nurses

We collect anonymous and aggregated information about you and all other visitors to Real Nurses, including website usage statistics.

This anonymous and aggregated information may be accessed by Ministry employees, contractors, agents and advisers so that we can analyse, evaluate, and improve Real Nurses. Information may also be shared with other government agencies.


Use of cookies and tracking technologies

The Real Nurses website collects statistical information which is used for making the site faster and easier to use. Information from your visit is combined with the data from all site visitors and presented as statistical information on overall site use. To do this, Real Nurses uses ‘cookies’ and other tracking technologies.

A ‘cookie’ is a file that our webserver may send to your computer when you access this website. This file is then stored on your computer. Real Nurses may use cookies and certain other passive information collection technologies to make your use of this website easier by allowing Real Nurses to provide better service, customise websites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyse trends, and otherwise administer and improve this website.

Real Nurses uses ‘session’ cookies. Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used, for example, to improve navigation on this site, and to collect aggregated statistical information.

Real Nurses may use ‘persistent’ cookies. Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as helping to determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and customising the website based on your preferences on an ongoing basis. The Real Nurses server only knows that an unidentified visitor with your cookies has returned to the website and not any personally identifiable information.

Real Nurses may use ‘web beacons’ (also known as internet tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, anonymous identifiers and invisible GIFs). A web beacon is a tiny graphic on a web page or in an email message that is used to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web beacons tell the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. Web beacons may be placed on online advertisements that bring people to Real Nurses and on different pages of the website. Web beacons provide us with information on how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted.

Real Nurses uses both first-party and third-party web beacons and cookies. Third-party web beacons and cookies are used for the purpose of marketing this website to people that may find benefit from the services included on the website.


Tracking technologies

The following Google Analytics Display Advertising Features are enabled for this website:

  • Remarketing with Google Analytics
  • Google Display Network Impression reporting
  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform integrations.

The following Adwords Features are enabled for this website:

  • Remarketing
  • Affinity audiences
  • Custom affinity audiences
  • In-market audiences
  • Similar audiences
  • Demographic and location targeting.

This means that Real Nurses allows Google Analytics to collect data about traffic to this site through cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through standard Google Analytics implementations. Real Nurses will not share precise location information with Google without your prior explicit consent.


Choices you have about use of cookies and other tracking technologies

You can choose to enable or disable the use of some cookies and other tracking technologies on this website. Cookies that are necessary to the operation of this website and for the provision of the services you have requested will continue to function regardless of whether you have provided consent. Other types of cookies and tracking technologies will be turned off until you provide explicit consent. As a result, the functionality of Real Nurses may be reduced until you choose to provide explicit consent.

Some internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Please refer to the information provided by your internet browser for instructions on how to do so (generally found under a ‘Help’ menu).

You can opt-out of any of the Google Analytics Advertising Features by downloading the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-On.

You can also opt out by going to Google Ad Settings, which allows users to turn off the amount and type of data you are sharing.

More information about opting out can be obtained from the Network Advertising Initiative website.