A cookie is a small text file that is saved on the visitor’s computer and contains information that is normally used in order to improve a website for the user.

According to the Electronic Communication Act, everyone who visits a website that has cookies must be informed that the site contains cookies, what these cookies are used for, and how they can be avoided.

There are two types of cookies:

  • One type saves a file onto the visitor’s computer where it remains. It adjusts a website to the visitor’s wishes, choices and interests every time it is visited
  • The other type is called a ‘session cookie’. While a visitor is visiting a website a session cookie is saved temporarily in the memory of the visitor’s computer. Session cookies disappear when the web browser is closed. No personal information about the visitor, such as email or name, gets saved. If you do not accept the use of cookies you can block them through your browser’s safety settings. You can also adjust you web reader so that you get a warning each time the web browser tries to place a cookie on your computer.

The following cookies are used at the website

Necessary cookies





ASP.NET_SessionId A cookie necessary for the functionality of the web-site. Session cookie. Dissappears when closing your browser.
_rspkrLoadCore Necessary fo you who
uses Readspeaker
Session cookie which is activated if you cklick "Listen". The cookie dissappears when you close your browser.

Functional cookies





A permanent cookie that is set if you accept cookies on

The cookie is stored for one year and the question of cookie will not be asked the next time you visit the website within that period.


If you make your own settings in the reading function, a cookie is set for the player to function in the same way when you go to a new page on our website.

The cookie is stored in the browser for about four to five days.


IFAU uses the statistics service Vizzit, which collects anonymised data on how our visitors use the website. The Vizzit cookie contains a randomly generated ID that is used to recognize the browser when a visitor reads a page.

Read on Vizzit's website (in Swedish) about how they handle collected data. No data from Vizzit is shared with third parties.

For further information about the Electronic Communications Act, please visit The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority's website (in english).

If you can't fidn the answer to you questions, please contact IFAU  at