About cookies

The Swedish Research Council uses cookies on all its websites. According to the Swedish Electronic Communications Act (2003:389), visitors to websites shall be informed that the website contains cookies, and why they are used. As a visitor, you must also give your consent to the use of cookies.

A cookie is a text file that a website asks to store on the visitor’s computer. Cookies contain information that is needed for various functions on the website.

There are two types of cookies: temporary and permanent. Temporary cookies are deleted when you leave the website or close the browser. Permanent cookies have a termination date and are only deleted once that date has passed.

There is also a difference between cookies that are stored by the website owner and cookies stored by third parties. “Third party cookies” are created by external services, such as tools for collecting web statistics. They can be used to map your behaviour on several different websites. Most browsers offer the option of blocking this type of cookies.

The Swedish Research Council’s use of cookies

The Swedish Research Council uses cookies for various purposes. One purpose is to manage logins to our web services. Here, cookies are needed to log in and to use the services in a secure manner.

Another purpose is to collect web statistics and carry out anonymous web surveys. Data from these is used in the work on developing the functions and content of the websites. When collecting web statistics, we use Google Analytics and AddThis, and they both create third party cookies.

Cookies are also used to avoid spam in contact, comment and registration forms. Here we use Google reCAPTCHA, which creates third party cookies.

Finally, we use cookies in order for our websites to know that you have accepted our use of cookies by clicking on the button I understand in our cookie message.

Below follows more detailed information about the cookies that are stored by the website.

Cookie

Type

Purpose

Third-party

Provider

__atuvc

Permanent

Web analytics

Yes

AddThis

__atuvs

Permanent

Web analytics

Yes

AddThis

_ga

Permanent

Web analytics

Yes

Google Analytics

_gat_UA-3901701-25

Permanent

Web analytics

Yes

Google Analytics

_gat_UA-3901701-8

Permanent

Web analytics

Yes

Google Analytics

_gat_unitracker

Permanent

Web analytics

Yes

Google Analytics

_gid

Permanent

Web analytics

Yes

Google Analytics

JSESSIONID

Temporary

System features

No


sv-uts

Permanent

System features

No

 

Click here to see a complete list of the use of cookies on all our websites

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer

There are several ways of limiting the cookies that are accepted by your web browser. The settings vary from browser to browser, but in general, the options may be described as follows:

You can

  • block cookies entirely in the browser settings;
  • set the browser so you can accept or reject each cookie manually;
  • set the browser to block third party cookies;
  • list a number of trusted websites from which your browser will accept cookies;
  • use a plug-in that wholly or partly limits cookies based on adjustable conditions; and
  • set the browser to delete all cookies when you close the program.

Please note that if you choose to block all cookies, our web services that require login will not function.

Read more about cookies

General information about the legislation can be found on the website of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority.

About cookies on the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority’s websiteexternal link, opens in new window

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Updated: 2017-05-24