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Web standards


Internet cookies are small strings of text placed on users' hard drive during the data exchange that happens when a browser points to a website. The browser stores the message in a text file which is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies and other information collection technologies can only store information that is explicitly provided by the user or visitor in the first place, or information the Curtin website already knows about the user, such as their IP address.

The information generated by cookies is analysed using Google Analytics. This information is stored by Google and will be used for the purpose of evaluating website usage, generating reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

You can choose to adjust your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when they are being used. Sometimes, rejecting cookies results in a loss of some website functionality. Unique identifiers (such as log-in name and password) are collected from visitors to the Curtin website to verify a user's identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption

Information that requires a secure method of delivery and protection, such as passwords, will use SSL encryption. This encryption is used only when required.

W3C compliance

Curtin University endeavours to provide a quality web-based service to its clientele and staff. Curtin aims to follow the guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).


Curtin University is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for our students, staff and visitors with a disability. We've put together accessibility information about accessing the Curtin website using assistive technologies that are inbuilt into browser or operating system technology, or available for download or purchase.