What is a Cookie?
A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that a website asks to be saved on a visitor’s computer. Cookies are used on many websites to allow visitors to use various functions. Information contained in cookies can also be used to track the surfing of a user on websites that use the same cookie.
There are two kinds of cookies. The first kind of cookie saves a file for a long time on the visitor’s computer; this cookie then has an expiry date. This kind of cookie is used, for example, for functions that tell users about any new features since they last visited the website in question. When the expiry date has passed, the cookie is deleted.
The second kind of cookie is called a ‘session cookie’ and does not have an expiry date. This cookie is temporarily stored in the memory of a visitor’s computer while this user is surfing on a site, for example to keep track of which language the visitor has chosen. Session cookies are only stored in the visitor’s computer until the visitor shuts down their web browser.
Why Do We Collect Cookies?
We collect cookies on our websites in order to learn more about our visitors and how our content and services are used, which helps us to improve and develop the website. We also provide a location service where visitors can choose to save their location.
Functionality and Content
We use Google Analytics to collect information about our visitors, which is done via saved cookies. We obtain information about how visitors use the site, which pages were visited, which website visitors are coming from, the number of visits, as well as what type of device that was used during the visit. The purpose of collecting this information is to improve and develop the website.
We collect no information that can identify who the visitor is and we never pass on the collected information to third parties. We also do not collect any information about our visitors' visits on other sites. If the browser is set to not accept cookies, no information will be stored.
How Can I Stop Using Cookies?
Cookies can be used when visitors personally wish to customise websites to their own preferences. This may, for example, apply to wishes in respect of the design of a website that is frequently visited, adapted contrast or font size for ergonomic reasons, adapted sorting or selection. If cookies are disabled, some services may stop working.
It is also possible to configure the web browser so that the visitor can decide whether to accept each new cookie that a website sends to the computer. Such a configuration means that the visitor is informed about the cookie prior to it being stored and can choose whether or not to accept it.