What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is saved on the visitor’s computer, and contains certain information. Cookies are normally used for improving websites for the visitor. There are two types of cookies:
- The first type saves a file that remains stored on the visitor’s computer. The file is used for instance for facilitating the use of the website by the visitor, based on the visitor’s wishes and interests.
- The other type is called a session cookie. For the duration that a visitor remains on a website, this cookie is temporarily stored in the memory of the visitor’s computer. Session cookies disappear when the visitor closes his web browser. No personal information of the visitor, such as e-mail address or name, is saved anywhere.
Analysis tool for web statistics
Position Väst’s website uses Google Analytics as a tool for obtaining an overview of how visitors use the website, and for being able to improve content, navigation and structure.
If you as a visitor do not accept the website using cookies, you can disable this function in your browser’s security settings. You can also adjust the settings of your web browser in such a way that it gives you a warning each time a website tries to save a cookie to your computer.
Amendment of the Electronic Communications Act, July 1st., 2011
The Swedish Parliament has passed an amendment of the Electronic Communications Act. This amendment purports that all visitors to a website that uses so-called cookies, have to approve of cookies being used. This legislative change is a result of the EU-directive that came into force July 1st., 2011.
The communications authority, PTS, has compiled information about the new cookie regulations for both visitors and administrators of websites.
Information to administrators declares that they are to be given ”time and opportunity to devise a solution that is viable for both websites and users”.