Cookies Policy


Occupational Safety and Health Association and its global regional branches worldwide (hereinafter “OSHAssociation”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our members, partners and everyone who visit OSHAssociation websites (hereinafter “Members”, “you”, “your”). The purpose of this cookies policy (hereinafter the “Cookies Policy”) is to explain how and why we use cookies to ensure you remain informed and in control of your information.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file downloaded on to and/or read by a device (for instance a computer or smartphone) when a user accesses a website. Cookies typically enable websites to work, or work more efficiently. They can also be used to recognise a user’s device.

When you arrive on our website a pop-up message will appear notifying you that our website uses cookies. By using our website, you are consenting to our use of cookies. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you can do so by altering your browser settings, otherwise we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies from our website.

Why does OSHAssociation use cookies?

The information collected by cookies on our websites is used for various purposes, including the following:

Strictly Necessary: These technical cookies are essential for the operation of our website and for enabling you to use its features, for example logging into secure areas.

Analytics and Performance: these cookies are used to analyse the frequency of visits to our websites and what visitors do on our websites. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that you can find what you are looking for easily, or that our websites remain up and running.

Further information on the specific cookies used on OSHAssociation websites can be found under the ‘Which cookies does OSHAssociation use?’ and ‘Which cookies do third Parties set on our websites’ sections of this policy.

Which cookies does OSHAssociation use?

OSHAssociation use the following cookies on the websites.

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
  • Name Purpose Description Storage Period
  • OSHAssociation Website – Store session ID for webserver. The value is the ID of the user session End of browser session

Which cookies do third parties set on our websites?

OSHAssociation allows some third parties to set and access their own cookies on your device.
Third parties place the following cookie on OSHAssociation websites.

  • Analytics and Performance Cookies
  • Name Purpose Description Storage Period
  • _gid Google Analytics Used to distinguish users 24 hours
  • _ga Google Analytics Used to distinguish users 2 years
  • _gat Google Analytics Used to throttle request rate. 1 minute

For example, Google Analytics is used to identify your visit to the site. Google Analytics help OSHAssociation to understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps. When Google Analytics is used, the web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. For further information, please visit the link here.

To learn more about third party cookies, please refer to third party websites.

How can you manage your cookie settings?

By continuing browsing the websites, you agree to provide consent to the use of cookies. You can decline the use of cookies on our Website directly or you can withdraw consent at any time by changing the using browser settings, or cookie settings. For third party cookies, please refer to further information on ‘Which cookies do third parties set via our websites?’ section above.

In case you decide to turn off cookies we have these helpful links below for you. Please choose your browser and click on the respective link. You will be transferred to the browsers help page for instructions concerning your cookie settings.

  • Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
  • Cookie settings in Firefox
  • Cookie settings in Chrome
  • Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

Changes to this Cookies Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Cookies Policy from time to time to ensure it remains up-to-date and accurately reflects how and why we use cookies. The current version of our Cookies Policy will always be posted on our website and we will inform you by any appropriate mean in case of material changes in this Policy. Team

Information Technology Unit
October 2021