Cookie Policy – Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

Cookie Policy

This Cookies Policy was last updated on June 14, 2023.

The OIAA website makes use of cookies to optimize and improve the functionality of our website. As we want to ensure your privacy and improve the user-friendliness of your visit(s) to our website, we feel it is important that you know how and why we use cookies. This policy provides information about our use of cookies across our platform.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small and simple text files that are stored by your computer or mobile device when you use one of our websites or apps. Nearly all existing websites make use of cookies.

By using cookies we can make sure that, for example, it is easy for you to surf our website, that when you visit our websites, you are not presented with the same information repeatedly. Cookies also enable us to measure how our website is being used and how to further improve it.

Your options

We can only place cookies if your browsers allow the use of cookies. It is your choice to either accept or refuse the cookies and there is always the option to revoke your permission to place cookies.

If you do not want to receive cookies at all, you can adjust the settings of your Internet browser to fully block the use of cookies. In this case, some functionalities on our website will be deactivated. You can, however, consult the website for information. You can also adjust the settings of your Internet browser to be informed by your browser when a cookie is placed.

Third party cookies

Our website also allows the placement of third party cookies. In the event that other companies use cookies, the privacy and cookie policies of the relevant company apply.

Analytical cookies

We may use Google Analytics cookies to collect statistics of the use and users of our website. By measuring the use of (specific parts of) the website, we can improve our website for the benefit of the users. We further use these statistics to measure the amount of our visitors and the duration of the visit of each visitor, to determine how visitors navigate through the different pages on our website, to consider which sections of our website need adjustments/should be revised, and to optimize our website in general.

The Analytics cookies provide us with the following information/data that will be stored in our web analytics system:

  • The IP-address anonymized;
  • Traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site;
  • Which (sub)pages are visited on the website;
  • The duration of the visit/use of the website and its subpages. The following analytics cookies used on our websites are:
NameDescriptionExpiration Time
_gaUsed to distinguish users.2 years
_gidUsed to distinguish users.24 hours
_gat_dc_gtm_<property-id>Used to throttle request rate.1 minute
AMP_TOKENUsed to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. May also indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving aClient ID from AMP Client ID service30 seconds to 1 year
_gac_<property-id>Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, GoogleAds website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.90 days

Browser settings

If you do not want our websites to store cookies on your computer you must adjust your browser settings. You will then be given a warning before cookies are placed. You could also adjust your settings to the extent that your browser refuses all cookies or only those from third parties. You can delete cookies that have been placed. Please note that you have to adjust the settings for each browser and computer you use.

Please note as well that we cannot guarantee that our website will function properly if you do not want to accept cookies. It could be that some functions of the site are lost or that you will not see certain pages at all. In addition, rejecting cookies on this website does not mean that you will not be shown any related ads on other platforms. You have the option to opt out of the personalized advertising from Google. Please visit or to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

Deleting cookies

Deleting cookies in Internet Explorer

Go to the menu Extra > Internet options > General. Under Browsing History, click on Delete. It could be that you do not want to delete everything. Just make sure that the Cookies box is ticked and click on Delete.

Deleting cookies in Firefox

Go to Extra > Options > Privacy. Click on Delete your recent history. Under Details you can indicate exactly what you want to delete. In any case tick the Cookies box. You can also indicate how old the cookies should be. Then click on All.

Deleting cookies in Chrome

Click on the icon with the 3 lines in the top right corner. Click on More tools > Clear browsing data. Make sure that the “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” box is ticked. You can also indicate how old the cookies should be. Then click on All.

Deleting cookies in Safari

Click on the radar icon in the top right corner. Click on Preferences, go to Privacy and click on Remove All Website Data. You can also click on Details and remove selected data.


If you have questions or complaints about the use of cookies by OIAA, or would like to respond to our cookie policy, please contact OIAA by emailing us at