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The SHK website uses so called cookies. A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that a website asks to be saved on the computer of visitors. Information contained in cookies can be used to track the use of the website.

Cookies are used to improve the experience of users of the SHK website and to optimize its functions. There are two kinds of cookies:

  • Permanent cookies save a file on the computer of a visitor. This kind of cookie is used, for example, to adapt the functions of the website to user needs, choices and interests as well as for statistical purposes.

  • Temporary cookies that disappear when the user shuts down their web browser.

At the website of SHK both kinds of cookies are used. In either case no personal data about the user, like e-mail addresses or names, is saved.

How to handle cookies

You can deactivate the use of cookies by changing the safety settings of your web browser. You can also use a setting which makes your browser ask for permission to use cookies every time a website tries to place a cookie on your computer. Also, previously accepted cookies can be erased. Consult the help pages of the browser for more information.

How cookies are used on this website

At the SHK website cookies are used:

  • 1.when you connect to the SHK website
  • 2.for statistical analysis purposes
  • enable visitors to perform searches throughout the website and in SHK investigation reports

Statistical analysis tool

The website of SHK uses Google Analytics to analyze how visitors use the website. This tool uses cookies, and the information generated (including the IP address of your computer) will be forwarded to and saved on the servers of Google in USA. This information is used to evaluate statistical data regarding visits to the website. SHK uses the information e.g. to improve the contents, navigation and structure of the website. Google can also forward this information to third parties if required to do so by law or for the handling by such parties of the information on behalf of Google. The use of cookies can be refused by choosing certain web browser settings (see above).

What’s the law on cookies?

Under the Electronic Communications Act, all visitors to a website with cookies must have access to information stating that the website contains cookies, the purpose for which cookies are used and how to refuse the use of cookies. As of 1 July 2011, visitors must also consent to cookies being used. However, there are as of yet no detailed guidelines on how to apply these legal provisions.

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) on Q&A for website owners regarding cookies

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