Google Analytics is an analysis tool that measures site visits. By using Google Analytics, we know which topics most people want to read about on the website, what content needs to be improved, which pages need to be developed further and so on.
To learn more about how Google Analytics works, you can find more information on Google’s website: How Google uses information when you use partners’ pages or apps.
Google analytics places three different cookies on your device. Two of these are for visitor statistics. They are called _ga, which is stored for 2 years on your device, and _gid, which is stored for 24 hours. The third cookie is used to measure the speed of the site and is called _dc_gtm_UA-11621449-3. This is a session cookie and is stored on your device temporarily while you are visiting sulf.se.
WordPress is the tool used to build the site. WordPress places two cookies on your device if you log in. One of these confirms that you that you are logged in and the other confirms who you are logged in as. This information is encrypted, so it is not possible to identify you personally, but simply to ensure that the server is aware of the user.
Siteimprove is an analysis tool used to ensure that the site meets our accessibility requirements. The tool helps us to find broken links or spelling errors. Siteimprove does not place cookies on your device.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file sent from our web server and saved by your browser. There are two kinds of cookies, regular cookies and session cookies.
- Session cookies are stored temporarily in your device’s memory while you are browsing a page, for example to keep track of the language you have chosen. These disappear when you close your browser.
- Regular cookies save a file on your device for a longer period. They are used, for example, to identify what is new on the website since you last visited it or to compile statistics about your visit.
Saying no to cookies
If you do not want to accept cookies, your browser can be set so that it automatically never stores cookies. It can also be set to inform you every time a website asks to store a cookie. Additionally, you can delete cookies that have been stored on your device previously. Visit your browser’s help pages for more information about this.
If you choose not to accept cookies, sulf.se will work for you in the normal way. It will mean, however, is that we do not collect the information we need to be able to adapt and develop the content of the website.
If your browser supports what is known as incognito mode, you can activate it to automatically delete all cookies each time you close your browser.
Instructions for clearing cookies from your browser are available on Google’s help pages, including step-by-step guides for the most commonly-used web browsers.