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.  

Read more about cookies on the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority’s 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 website

How Swedfund uses cookies

We use cookies at These cookies are used solely to be able to gather user statistics so that we can monitor website usage. The information is compiled anonymously by our provider. Thus Swedfund does not save any personal data via cookies and no data can be linked directly to you as a person. Swedfund is not able to access personal data collected using these cookies.

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.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to gather visit statistics for the purpose of improving the website for visitors. Google Analytics predominantly uses cookies to count the number of new visitors and return visitors to the website, and to determine how visitors use the website (e.g. information about how the visitor got to the website, what pages are visited the most, and information about the start and end of the visit).

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.

Read more about how Google manages cookies and processes personal data in its Privacy Policy.

Videos on YouTube makes videos available through the YouTube website. YouTube is owned by Google. Information about the cookies they use is provided here: and

Read more about how Google manages cookies and processes personal data in its Privacy Policy.

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.

You can find all the information you need about how LinkedIn processes personal data and manages cookies here: LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy.

You can find all the information you need about how Twitter processes personal data and manages cookies here: Twitter’s Privacy Policy.

On there is a button that links to Swedfund’s channel on Spotify’s platform. You can read about how Spotify manages cookies and processes personal data here: Spotify’s Privacy Policy.

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 also describes how you can remove cookies in various web browsers.

If you choose to block cookies from, this only means that Swedfund cannot obtain user statistics from your use of the website. Your experience as a visitor to is unaffected. However, playback of videos accessed via YouTube links on 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.


Adopted by Swedfund’s management team on 27 August 2019


Electronic Communications Policy

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Swedfund International AB has taken every reasonable precaution to ensure that any attachment to this E-mail has been swept for viruses. However, we can not accept liability for any damage sustained as a result of software viruses and would advise that you carry out your own virus checks before opening any attachment.

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