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.
- Regular cookies save a file for a longer period of time on your computer. For example, they are used to tell you what’s new to the current site since you last visited it or compile statistics about your visits.
- Session cookies are stored temporarily in your computer’s memory while you are browsing a page, for example to keep track of which language you have chosen, however these will disappear when you close your web browser.
Say no to cookies
You can delete cookies from your hard drive at any time, however this may cause your personal settings to disappear. It is also possible to change the settings in your browser so cookies are never saved on your hard drive but this may cause the functionality of certain websites to deteriorate, prevent access to login pages or make certain content and features unavailable.
If your browser supports what is known as the incognito mode, activate this in order to automatically delete all cookies every time you close your browser.
Instructions for clearing cookies in your browser can be found at locations such as the Google help pages (in Swedish). Here they give step-by-step guides for the most commonly-used browsers.