What is a cookie, what do cookies mean for you, and what are the possibilities for using them? Here you can read about cookies in general, as well as which cookies we use at mediationsinstituttet.com.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a data file that websites save on your computer so they can recognise your computer the next time you visit those sites. Cookies are sent back and forth between your browser and a web server, containing information about, for example:
A cookie is a passive file, so it cannot spread computer viruses or other damaging programs. Most frequently, it helps in the analysis of how the site is used so that web editors can improve the users’ experience. In many cases, cookies are necessary for the delivery of a service.
Types of cookies:
Generally, cookies are automatically deleted from the browser when it closes (session cookies). Cookies can, however, also be installed with an expiration point so that the data remains in place for a shorter or longer period (persistent cookies). Persistent cookies are typically saved on the hard drive. In addition, there is normally a distinction between first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are left by the site the user visits, while third-party cookies are left by a third party who has elements embedded in the site the user visits.
Cookies on mediationsinstituttet.com
Cookies from Google Analytics web analysis tool:
On mediationsinstituttet.com, we use Google Analytics to analyse how users make use of the website. The information accumulated via cookies about your use (traffic data, including your IP address), is sent to and saved on Google’s server in the United States. Google uses the information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about activity on the website, and provide other services in conjunction with activity on the site and use of the internet. Google can also forward information to third parties if the law requires it, or if third parties handle information on Google’s behalf. Google Analytics leaves two types of cookies:
Refusing cookies from Google Analytics:
If you do not wish for your visit to be registered by Google Analytics, you can use Google’s Opt-Out Browser Add-on. Be aware that your visits to other sites using Google Analytics will not be registered either, if you install that browser plug-in. Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on
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