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SafeWork NSW Cookie Policy

SafeWork NSW Cookie Policy  

 

Last updated 25 August 2022 

 

SafeWork NSW is part of the NSW Department of Customer Service (SafeWork NSW, we, our or us) and is a co-organiser of the 23rd Congress on Safety and Health at Work (the World Congress). SafeWork NSW uses cookies across our World Congress website (the Website) https://www.safety2023sydney.com/ to tailor and improve your online experience.  

 

We understand the importance of being open and transparent with you in the way we use cookies.  

 

Please read this Cookies Policy to understand: 

  •  what cookies are; 

  •  how we use them; and 

  •  your options in relation to the use of cookies. 

Part 1: What are cookies?  

Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you access a website, social media sites or app. As you browse, cookies gather and store certain pieces of information about your use of the relevant site or app.  

 

Generally, cookies collect information which relate to a device (and may not identify, or relate, to you). This device information may include device type, browser type, “click-through” information and pages you access on a website and on third party websites.  

 

In some circumstances, we may combine information collected through cookies with information that identifies you (such as if you log into your account, or if you click on a link that we have sent you via email).  

 

Cookies assist in managing customised settings of a website and delivering content (for example, by recognising your device each time you visit, we can provide a better experience by remembering your preferences). Cookies may also be used for essential functioning of a website and contribute to a better user experience.  

 

Cookies can be ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ based. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer and not deleted when the browser is closed. Session cookies are stored on your computer during your browsing session and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. 

Part 2: Cookies we use 

We use cookies for a variety of reasons, including to better understand our users and provide you with a personalised browsing experience and learn your preferences. We also use cookies to enable certain functionalities on the Website and enhance layout and functionality of the Website and its content. For example, we may use cookies to:  

  •  keep track of pages you have accessed on the Website; and 

  •  track statistics about the usage of the Website. 

 

SafeWork NSW uses strictly necessary cookies and analytical cookies on the Website. 

 

  •  Strictly necessary cookies are either session or persistent cookies, and are used to perform functions such as storing data and remembering you between pages, for example, when you navigate from page to page in a session where you are logged into your account; and 

 

  •  Analytical cookies can be either session or persistent cookies, and are used to remember information such as how you use a website or which pages of a website you visit. 

 

SafeWork NSW also uses third party tools on the Website, which are provided by Google Analytics and Hotjar, and these tools use cookies on the Website. 

 

We use a combination of the cookies listed below, depending on which parts of the Website you visit and your activity on the Website:  

 

 Cookie name 
Provider  
Description and Expiry 
 
Strictly Necessary Cookies 

 

cookie-agreed-version 

 

SafeWork NSW  

This cookie indicates the version of the cookie banner. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is 3 months. 

 

_hjSessionUser_3110033 

 

SafeWork NSW 

This cookie is used to detect when a user first lands on a page.  

The expiry period for this cookie is 365 days. 

 

cookie-agreed 

 

SafeWork NSW 

This cookie determines whether cookies are accepted or not. 

The expiry period for this cookie is 3 months. 

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress 

Hotjar 

This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a visitor. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is 30 minutes. 

_hjIncludedInPageviewSample 

Hotjar 

This cookie is set to determine if a visitor is included in the data sampling defined by the Website’s pageview limit. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is 30 minutes. 

_hjFirstSeen 

Hotjar 

This cookie identifies a new visitor’s first session on the Website. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is for the duration of the session. 

 

_hjSession_3110033 

 

SafeWork NSW 

This cookie is used to track current session data and attribute actions to the same session. 

The expiry period for this cookie is 30 minutes. 

 

hide_modal_id_acknowledgement 

 

SafeWork NSW 

This cookie is used to track if the acknowledgement modal is viewed and then closed. It will then prevent the acknowledgement modal to show again until the cookie is expired or until a new browser session is started.  

The expiry period for this cookie is 1 year or until the browser is restarted. 

_hjIncludedInSessionSample 

Hotjar 

This cookie is set to determine if a visitor is included in the data sampling defined by the Website’s daily session limit. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is 30 minutes. 

_hjSession_{site_id} 

Hotjar 

This cookie ensures subsequent requests in the session window are attributed to the same session. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is 30 minutes. 

_hjSessionTooLarge 

Hotjar 

This cookie causes Hotjar to stop collecting data if a session becomes too large. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is for the duration of the session. 

_hjSessionRejected 

Hotjar 

This cookie is used in extremely rare situations to prevent severe performance issues due to server overload. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is for the duration of the session. 

_hjSessionResumed 

Hotjar 

This cookie is set when a session / recording is reconnected to Hotjar’s servers after a break in connection. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is for the duration of the session. 

_hjLocalStorageTest 

Hotjar 

This cookie checks if the Hotjar tool we use on the Website can use local storage. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is under 100milliseconds. 

_hjTLDTest 

Hotjar 

This cookie enables cookies to be shared across subdomains (where applicable). 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is for the duration of the session. 

 
Analytical Cookies 

_ga 

Google 

This cookie enables us to distinguish one visitor to the Website from another. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is 2 years. 

_ utmb and _utmc 

 

Google 

These cookies are used to check approximately how long a visitor stays on the Website including when a visit starts and ends.  

 

The expiry period for these cookies are: 

  1. _utmb: 30 minutes after end of session; and 

  1. _utmc: for the duration of the session. 

_ utma 

Google 

This cookie is usually installed in the browser on the first visit to the Website and each browser is provided with a unique ID (so that the cookie can determine unique visitors to the Website). Subsequent visitors to the Website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same visitor. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is 2 years. 

_ utmz 

Google 

This cookie stores how the visitor reached the Website (for example, whether the visitor visited the Website directly, or via a link). This cookie is updated every time that the visitor visits the Website.  

 

The expiry period for this cookie is six months. 

_hjSessionUser_{site_id} 

Hotjar 

This cookie is usually set on the visitor’s first visit to the Website. This cookie ensures data from subsequent visits to the Website are attributed to the same user ID. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is one year. 

_hjid 

Hotjar 

This cookie is usually set on the visitor’s first visit to the Website. This cookie ensures data from subsequent visits to the Website are attributed to the same visitor. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is one year. 

_hjUserAttributesHash 

Hotjar 

This cookie enables us to understand when a visitor attribute has changed and needs to be updated. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is for the duration of the session. 

_hjCachedUserAttributes 

Hotjar 

This cookie stores visitor attributes if the visitor interacts with the Hotjar feedback tool. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is for the duration of the session. 

_hjViewportId 

Hotjar 

This cookie stores visitor viewport details such as size and dimensions. 

 

The expiry period for this cookie is for the duration of the session. 

 

Part 3: What are your choices regarding cookies? 

You can choose which sites and devices allow cookies to be used, by changing your web browser preferences. For example, depending on which browser your device uses, you may be able to disable certain cookies.  

 

It may be necessary for you to opt out separately from each device and browser that you use to access online content.  

 

If you decide to delete or block certain cookies:  

  • certain benefits or functionality of the Website may not be offered to you; or 

  • some parts of the Website you intend to visit may not be accessible, or may have limited functionality. 

 

To change your web browser preferences, please visit the relevant preferences or settings page on your browser and amend the privacy settings in relation to cookies and site data. 

 

Part 4: More information  

For more information about how we collect, use, disclose and store personal information or personal data (as defined in the applicable privacy laws), please see our Privacy Collection Statement, https://www.safety2023sydney.com/privacy-policy.  

 

You can contact us using the details below: 

 

 
SafeWork NSW 

Email 

brdprivacy@customerservice.nsw.gov.au 

Postal address 

SafeWork NSW, Locked Bag 2906 Lisarow NSW 2252 

 

 

 

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