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Cookies

At scb.se and sverigeisiffror.scb.se, we use cookies. Chapter 6 Section 18 in the act on electronic communication (2003:389) states that information must be given to website visitors that the website creates cookies, about how cookies are used and how the use of cookies can be refused.

The visitor can also submit their permission that cookies are used.

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) recommends that the website informs what the different cookies are called, to which domain they belong to, what kind of data is stored in the cookies and how long cookies are saved in the visitor's web browser. It should also be clearly stated that the information comes from or is submitted to a third party.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the visitor's computer, that is, your computer, and is used to analyse how the visitor uses the website.

There are two different types of cookies: temporary cookies and cookies that are stored for a period of time.

How cookies are used at scb.se

  • When sending a form, a cookie is saved in your computer that remembers that you have answered the form. A cookie also keeps track that you have given permission for cookies.
  • Statistics Sweden uses cookies in its web forms to keep you logged in as a data provider. The information in this cookie does not reveal any information about you as a person, and is only used so that you do not have to log on to each page. The cookie disappears when you close your web browser.
  • If you log on to the website, cookies are used to store information for logging on.
  • Cookies are also used to collect statistics on visitors.

These cookies are used at scb.se

  • ASP.NET_SessionId – Used to improve the functionality of the website. Disappears when you close your web browser.
  • _AgreeCookie - Used when you agree that scb.se uses cookies Stored for six months.
  • _ga – Used to obtain visitor statistics and is stored for two years.
  • _gat – Used to find visitor statistics and stored for 10 minutes.

Visitor statistics and third party

Visitor statistics are used to improve the website and the users' experience of it. At scb.se and sverigeisiffror.scb.se, we use the Google Analytics analysis tool for this purpose. In connection with this, information is forwarded and stored by Google on servers in the US.

However, Statistics Sweden has anonymised the information that is forwarded by having the analysis tool remove the last figures in the user's IP number before it is forwarded.

When we use Google Analytics, we can find out:

  • How many visitors and page views we have on scb.se
  • The amount of time you spend on each page
  • How many pages the visitors open on average during each visit
  • Which browser is most common
  • Which device is used (mobile, computer, or tablet)
  • How to access our web pages
  • How to avoid cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your settings on your web browser's security settings so that you either do not receive any cookies at all, or that you are given a question each time a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. You can also delete stored cookies in your web browser. See the help pages of your web browser for more information.

You can also avoid cookies by not answering forms or not logging on to a website.