Cookies

The website www.ifau.se uses so-called ‘sessions cookies’ to collect statistics of visitors to the website and to deal with subscriptions. 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.

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. 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.

Contact
Sofia Malmer (Communications officer)
sofia.malmer@ifau.uu.se