​Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file and holds a certain amount of data, which our website can send to your browser. It may then be stored on your computer's hard drive and can be accessed by our web server. This cookie data can then be retrieved and can allow us to customise our web pages and services accordingly. It is important to clarify that cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your hard drive or computer. We use the word 'cookie' to refer to information that is sent from this website to your hard drive, where it is saved, and which contains information to personalize your experience on this website. In this way, the next time you use this website we will know who you are and that you have visited this website before.

Consent

Currently we operate an 'implied consent' policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site.

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site, which allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter and Facebook. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out or delete such information.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behavior on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. You can find out more about Google's position with regards to privacy in its privacy policy.

Content disclaimer:

  • The information on this website is not necessarily exhaustive in its treatment of the subject matter.
  • The use of the information on this website is at the user's own risk and SAMSA will not be liable for any damages, loss or liability arising from the use or inability to use information on the website.
  • SAMSA cannot guarantee the accuracy of information that is maintained by third parties (e.g. information that originated outside of government and. Or is linked to from this website).

The inclusion of links to other websites does not imply the department's endorsement of such sites. SAMSA is not responsible for the use, or inability to use or access any linked websites or any links contained in a linked website.