Important notice! Please note that all our services will be unavailable from 14:00 on 24 May 2024 until midnight on 28 May 2024 due to a server move. The OSA building will also be closed. More information can be found here.


OSA automatically processes cookies in connection with the operation of its website and the e-shop services available on the website, the OSA Search search engine and the OSA Partnership web application (services on the OSA domain). Cookies are small text files which are created each time you visit a website. Cookies allow us to store data documenting the use of a website and they also serve for communication between a computer (or a mobile phone or a similar device) of the user and server of the particular website. Cookies allow customization of the website´s content to individual users without identifying the particular user. if the user provides personal data to OSA for the purpose of entering into a licensing agreement through the e-shop, or when applying under the Partnership Programme for the purpose of entering into a grant agreement, such data may be associated with the information stored in the relevant cookies.

We use two basic cookie types - session which are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser and persistent which are stored in the terminal equipment of the website user, registered user of the e-shop or OSA Partnership web application until they are deleted.

In order to improve functioning of the website and the e-shop for users and obtain relevant feedback regarding the website and the e-shop OSA processes so-called:

  • necessary cookies, i.e technical and functional cookies used to ensure the functionality of the website or the proper operation of services on the domain, as well as to create and use the user account of a registered user of these services, to facilitate the user's work with these services and user accounts, etc.
  • analytical and preferential cookies in their anonymized form, which are used to recognize website visitors when analyzing its traffic in order to monitor and optimize operation, and which are not necessary for the functionality of the site,
  • profiling and marketing cookies are used to track visitors of the website and e-shop visitors only until a moment they log into their e-shop account. These cookies are then processed by third parties for more precise ads targeting of their users (e.g. Facebook).

The summary of the cookies used on the website and in the e-shop can be found here.

The user expresses his/her consent to cookies processing for the aforementioned purposes by clicking on a special field „Allow all“ when entering OSA website or using services on the domain. At the same time the user gives his/her consent to connect his/her personal data provided to OSA within registration on services on the domain with information contained in cookies which are being stored or are already stored in the user´s terminal equipment. The user declares he/she gives this consent voluntarily, being aware of all information, in particular the aforementioned data which will be stored in cookies in his/her terminal equipment. The user gives this consent until he/she withdraws it.
The user may withdraw the consent to use of cookies at any time as well as prevent storage of cookies by making the appropriate setting in browser configuration.

If the user clicks the Reject All box, OSA will not store analytical and preferential or profiling and marketing cookies and will only store the necessary cookies, as the storage of the necessary cookies is not subject to the user's consent in accordance with Section 89, Paragraph 3 of the Act on Electronic Communications No. 127/2005 Coll.