Use of Cookies

What are Cookies?

A Cookie is a very small text file that is placed on your computer's hard drive when accessing a Website. Essentially it is an identification card, which is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It cannot be used to deliver computer viruses.

What does a Cookie look like?

A WorkplaceOHS cookie looks something like this:
Cookie:username@www.workplaceohs.com.au/

Why does WorkplaceOHS use Cookies?

Our site uses cookies to store your login information – this means that each time you visit WorkplaceOHS, you are automatically logged in. WorkplaceOHS also uses cookies to collect general information about visitors' behaviour on the site. These cookies do not capture or track any personal information.

This information is not stored in a way that allows other people access to your login details, however if someone else does visit WorkplaceOHS from your computer, they will have full access to the site as if you were using your computer yourself.

How to check which browser version you are using:

To find your version of Internet Explorer, click Help (sometimes to access the help menu, you need to click the ‘?’ or cog icon in the top right hand corner) then select About Internet Explorer. If you don't see the Help menu, press Alt to show the menus.

To find your version of Chrome, click the Menu button and then click About Google Chrome

To find your version of Safari, click Safari and then click About Safari

To find your version of Firefox, click Help, then select About Firefox. If you don't see the Help menu, click the orange Firefox button in the top left corner of the browser

How to check if you have cookies enabled:
 
To enable cookies in Internet Explorer 7 or 8:
  1. Click the Tools menu icon
  2. Select Internet Options
  3. Click the Privacy tab
  4. Set the slider to Medium.
To enable cookies in Internet Explorer 9:
  1. Click the Cog menu icon
  2. Select Internet Options
  3. Click the Privacy tab
  4. Set the slider to Medium.
To enable cookies in Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu icon
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click Show advanced settings near the bottom of the page
  4. Click Content settings in the Privacy section.
  5. Select Allow local data to be set (recommended)
  6. Click Ok

To enable cookies in Safari:

  1. Click the Cog menu icon
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Click the Security tab
  4. Select Only from sites I visit or Allow.

To enable cookies in Firefox:

  1. Click the Firefox button
  2. Select Options
  3. Click the Privacy tab
  4. Set Firefox will to Remember history.

What do you do if you can't login or have to login each time you access WorkplaceOHS.

The page that displays this message will give you an option to delete the cookie. If you continue to get this message the cookie can be deleted manually via the browser's options. Simply find the cookie named cookie:yourname@www.workplaceohs.com.au by following the instructions below.

Internet Explorer
Please watch the relevant video from Microsoft here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 or follow these instructions:

 

Internet Explorer 7
  1. Click the Tools menu
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. On the General tab, under Temporary Internet files, click Settings, and then click View Files.
  4. Select the files (cookies) that you want to delete.
  5. On the File menu, click Delete.
Internet Explorer 8
  1. Click the Cog icon
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Settings, and then click View Files.
  4. Select the files (cookies) that you want to delete.
  5. On the File menu, click Delete.
Chrome
  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click Show advanced settings
  4. In the Privacy section, click the Content settings button
  5. In the "Cookies" section, click All cookies and site data
  6. Select the cookie(s) in the list to remove and click Remove
  7. Repeat for any additional cookies
Safari
  1. Click the Safari menu
  2. Select Preferences
  3. On the Security tab, click Show Cookies
  4. In the Privacy section, click the Content settings button
  5. In the Search: field, type WorkplaceOHS. The cookies that match your search will be displayed
  6. Select the cookie(s) in the list to remove and click Remove.
  7. Repeat for any additional cookies

Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button
  2. Select the Privacy panel
  3. Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history
  4. Click Show Cookies
  5. In the Search: field, type WorkplaceOHS. The cookies that match your search will be displayed
  6. Select the cookie(s) in the list to remove and click Remove Cookie.