General information about cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser and that contains information. The information is used to improve the user’s experience of a website by collecting data about the user’s behaviour while visiting it.
There are two types of cookies:
- A session cookie is stored temporarily in the computer’s memory while the visitor is on a web page. Session cookies disappear when you close your web browser.
- A persistent cookie is used, for example, for functions that tell you about new features introduced since you, as a user, last visited the website in question. A persistent cookie is automatically given an expiration date and remains on the visitor’s computer until that date, or until it is manually removed.
If you would like to know how to turn off and delete previously stored cookies, you can visit your browser’s help section, where there is more information.
The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, which is the supervisory authority for this area, provides additional information about cookies on its website.
Cookies are also regulated through the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the supervisory authority for which is the Swedish Data Protection Authority. More information about GDPR is available on the Swedish Data Protection Authority’s websitehttps://www.datainspektionen.se/other-lang/in-english/.
In order to collect and analyse user statistics, Swedfund uses Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics.
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a tool from Google that is used to manage tags on a website. A tag is a piece of code that can, among other things, send information about the website to a variety of services, e.g. Google Analytics.
The specific cookies that we use for statistics are called _gat, _ga, and _gid.
The purpose of this cookie is to distinguish one user of the website from another.
_ga is saved for 2 years.
The purpose of this cookie is to collect information about how the user moves between different pages on the website.
_gid is saved for 24 hours
This cookie is used to limit the number of requests to Google Analytics if the website is experiencing heavy traffic.
_gat is saved for 1 minute.
The information that is generated when you use the website (including parts of your IP address) will be forwarded to and stored by Google on its servers. Google can, under its general terms and conditions, transfer information to a third party if required by law or in cases when a third party processes the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not link IP addresses to other data kept by Google.
Videos on YouTube
Swedfund.se makes videos available through the YouTube website. YouTube is owned by Google. Information about the cookies they use is provided here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en and http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
Social media buttons and other services
Social media cookies: Buttons on our website enable you to share content on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). These services place third-party cookies on our website.
You can find all the information you need about how Facebook processes personal data and manages cookies here: Facebook’s Terms of Service.
There is also a button that takes you to Swedfund’s Instagram account on Instagram’s platform. You can read about how Instagram manages cookies and processes personal data here: Instagram’s Data Policy.
You can turn off cookies
If you do not want your computer to accept cookies, you can manually turn off cookies in your web browser. You can also review the cookies that have already been stored and delete them if you want. How you do this varies depending on the web browser you use. You can usually find the information you need under Settings in your web browser.
Examples for two common web browsers:
- For Google Chrome: chrome://settings/.
- For Internet Explorer: Tools – Internet Options – Privacy – Advanced or Tools – Internet Options – Privacy – Privacy Report.
The website https://www.allaboutcookies.org also describes how you can remove cookies in various web browsers.
If you choose to block cookies from swedfund.se, this only means that Swedfund cannot obtain user statistics from your use of the website. Your experience as a visitor to swedfund.se is unaffected. However, playback of videos accessed via YouTube links on swedfund.se may be affected.
More information about how Swedfund processes personal data is provided in Swedfund’s privacy policies, which are available on Swedfund’s home page: Swedfund’s Privacy Policies.
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