Many websites generate small files known as cookies. These files contain information on your visit to the website. The files are then saved in your web browser. The aim is often to enable websites to be improved to better meet your needs.

Following an amendment to the Act on electronic communication which took effect on 1 July 2011, everyone visiting a website must be informed that the website uses cookies and what they are used for. The visitor must also consent to cookies being used.

Cookies on the website

The Agency’s website uses several types of cookie:

Web browser

  • cb-accept - a cookie indicating if you have accepted permission to allow cookies.
  • enhanced – a cookie which saves information on how “compatible” your web browser is in order to avoid having to conduct compatibility tests each time you visit the site.
  • ASP.NET_SessionId – a so-called “session cookie” which disappears when you close your web browser. This cookie is used to save the current page so that the Back link works, to save search conditions in connection with searches and to save your current basket or cart.
  • Vizzit - a cookie used to enable visitor statistics on the site.

Avoiding cookies

There are settings on your computer which you can select if you do not wish to accept cookies. Your computer will then automatically refuse to allow cookies to be saved or tell you each time a website asks to save a cookie. Through the web browser, you can also delete previously saved cookies. See your web browser’s help pages for more information.

More information about cookies

The Swedish National Post and Telecom Agency, which is the supervisory authority responsible for the area, can provide more information on cookies.

About cookies on the Swedish National Post and Telecom Agency’s website