The following Tourism New Zealand websites use cookies:

A cookie is a small portion of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future the cookie data can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity.

This page describes how Tourism New Zealand may use cookies on its websites and provides information on how users can disable cookies.

How do I control cookies?

Your web browser can be set to notify you when cookies are used or to refuse cookies. You can access these settings in your web browser. If you do choose to adjust your browser to not accept cookies you may experience some loss in functionality on

For more information on how to adjust your web browser settings for cookies see

For a guide to online behavioural advertising and online privacy see

Please note:

  • Accepting a cookie does not give us access to your computer or personal information stored on your hard drive under any circumstances.
  • Although you can configure your web browser to not accept cookies, if you do so you may experience a resulting loss of functionality of this website.

Cookies used on this site may include:


These cookie values help to identify what part of the globe you’re viewing the site from, so we can display the best content for you – such as what language you’d like the site in.


These cookies identify your website session and if you’re logged in or not. When you close your browser your session ends and the cookies are removed.


This is used to identify your current session on the website so that traffic can be spread evenly across our servers.


This cookie stores where in the world you’re accessing the site from, and defaults you to the most appropriate website edition for your country. We store this information for the next time you visit the site.


Keeps track of where you’ve been to around the site, so when you click to go back you’ll be taken to the page you were on before.


If you are logged into our website this cookie will store information  such as your email address and how you logged in – either directly into or using Facebook


This is a secure, encrypted ID of you, the user. It’s stored to share between the suite of Tourism New Zealand web applications including and the Operator Database for business listings. This will never be shared with third parties.

Third party & performance cookies

To give you the richest experience possible on, we use a number of third party services such as Facebook and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from one of these sites, you may be presented with cookies from these websites.

Here’s a list of third-party services used on For more information on each, we suggest you check the relevant third party website.


Facebook is used to connect to and as such some Facebook-related cookies may be stored, such as ‘Facebook Connect’ for logging in.


Disqus helps manage the commenting on articles across

Omniture Tracking

This is the analytics tracking suite used on The cookies collect information about visits such as traffic, visits, pathing and a number of other metrics.  You can opt out of Omniture cookies here:

Google Analytics Tracking

This is the Google Analytics cookie that collects information about visitors to the site, traffic, page views and a number of other metrics. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies here:

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg is a heat mapping analytics tool that shows us what parts of our web pages users click on.

New Relic

Used for page performance tracking so we know how quickly the site is loading.


Flickr is an image gallery site, used on to display photos.


Sencha helps with image resizing and compression, and may store cookies


Rackspace is used for digital asset storage, and requires cookies to help keep track of these assets.

We are not responsible for the use of cookies by third party service providers. When using third party services from this website, we encourage you to review each such website’s privacy statements and cookie policies to understand how personal information and cookies are used and dealt with by those third parties.