Cookies

Definition of cookies

A cookie is a small text file sent by the website and stored on your web browser. It contains a certain quantity of information and a time stamp. The web browser saves the information on your computer and sends it back to the website each time a request is made for pages/images from the website.

Two types of cookie

Cookies on this website are used to improve the user’s experience and to optimise the website. There are two types of cookie:

The first type, called a permanent cookie, saves a file, which remains on the user’s computer. It is used, for example, to tailor a website to the wishes, choices and interests of the user, and for statistical purposes.

The other type is called a session cookie. It is stored temporarily in the user’s computer memory while he or she is visiting a website. Session cookies disappear when you close your web browser. Our website uses both session cookies and permanent cookies. Whichever type of cookie is used on this website, no personal information about the user (such as e-mail address or name) is saved.

The Electronic Communication Act in brief

Under the Electronic Communication Act (SFS 2003:389), which entered into force on 25 July 2003 and was amended on 1 July 2011, anyone who visits a website that uses cookies must be told whether the site contains cookies (almost all websites use some form of cookies and/or services such as web statistics systems, which in turn use cookies) and if so, the purpose of using cookies. The website must also provide information about how cookies can be avoided, and the user must also be given the opportunity to consent to the use of cookies, i.e. that they are stored on the user’s computer. Web browser settings can be altered to avoid cookies (see more below). There are no set provisions in the new act as to how consent should be obtained. On this website we interpret the act to mean that the user consents to the use of cookies by using web browser settings and/or other tools for managing cookies.

Managing cookies

If you do not accept the use of cookies, you can turn cookies off via your web browser settings. You can also set the browser so that you receive a warning each time the website tries to put a cookie on your computer. Cookies stored previously can also be deleted via your web browser. See the web browser help pages for information about how you can see which cookies are stored on your browser, how to remove them, and how to change your cookie settings to accept or not accept cookies.

For more information about cookies and the Electronic Communication Act you can visit the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (Post- och Telestyrelsen PTS) website.