Cookie Policy

HSE as the operator, uses cookies on its website. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to a user’s computer when the user visits a website. Cookies usually contain the following data:

  • name,
  • value (a unique number),
  • name of the server from which the cookie was sent,
  • lifespan

There are several types or categories of cookies: temporary/persistent; first-party/third-party, strictly necessary for the operation of the website/not as necessary, partially intrusive, collecting statistics/highly intrusive, collecting statistics and personal data.

All categories share a time limit on their duration.

Cookies can therefore perform some important functions, such as: personalising the website, improving the user experience and so on.

Cookies used

The operator of the website uses the following types of cookies for the purposes and duration indicated in the tables below.

Essential cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. Without these cookies, services requested through usage of our website cannot be properly provided. Strictly necessary cookies do not require consent from the user under applicable law. You may configure your web browser to block strictly necessary cookies, but you might then not be able to use the website’s functionalities as intended.

Name of the cookie Controller Purpose of the cookie Validity Type
pll_language HSE It stores your choice of language in the browser 1 year own
avcn-hide_notification HSE It hides the cookies notification and stores your decision 1 year own
didomi_token Didomi It saves cookies settings 1 year own
euconsent Didomi It saves cookies settings 1 year own


Analytical cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and how visitors move around the site. They help us to improve the user friendliness of a website and therefore enhance the user’s experience.

Name of the cookie Controller Purpose of the cookie Validity Type
_ga Google Analytics The cookie is used to differentiate between unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as an identifier. It is included in every page request on the website and is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for website analytics. 2 years Third party
_gid Google Analytics (1) Cookie is used for storage and for updating of an unique value for each page visited. 1 day Third party
_gat Google Analytics (1) This is a cookie set by Google Analytics where the pattern in the name contains the unique identification number of the account or website to which it refers. This may be a version of the _gat cookie, which is used to limit the amount of data Google records on high-traffic websites. Session Third party


Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies (also referred to as targeting or advertising cookies) are used to deliver adverts on third party websites more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

Name of the cookie Controller Purpose of the cookie Validity Type
YSC YouTube YouTube is Google’s video hosting and sharing platform. YouTube collects information about users through videos embedded on websites, combined with profile data from other Google services in order to show online visitors targeted advertising on many of its websites and other websites. Session Third party
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track video viewing. 180 days Third party


About cookies

Cookies are nothing new; all of us who visit websites have many more cookies from different websites stored on our computers, tablets and mobile phones. What is new is that the new legislation (ZEKom-2) brings changes to the way visitors are informed or consent to their use.

What are cookies?

They are small text files that most websites store on the devices that users use to access the internet in order to identify the individual devices that users have used to access the websites. Their storage is under the full control of the browser used by the user – who can restrict or disable the storage of cookies if they wish. Cookies are not harmful and are always time-limited.

Why are cookies needed?

Cookies are essential for providing user-friendly online services. The interaction between the web user and the website is faster and easier with the help of cookies. In particular, the site remembers the individual’s preferences and experiences, thus saving time and making browsing the site more efficient and user-friendly.

Disabling cookies

We will in no way use cookies to collect your personally identifiable information, and you decide whether or not to allow the storage of cookies on your device. You can monitor and change your cookie settings in your web browser.

Please note that if cookies are deactivated, not all functions of the website may work equally effectively, a warning about cookies will be displayed every time you visit, and in the long run this will negatively affect your user experience.

For information on cookie settings, select which web browser you are using.

> Chrome
>> Firefox
>> Internet Explorer
>> Opera
>> Safari


Consent choices