About cookies

Many websites create small files known as cookies. They contain information on your visit to a website. Those files are then stored in your browser. Their purpose is often to make websites more suited to you.

In accordance with the amendment to the Electronic Communications Act that entered into force on 1 July 2011, all visitors to a website must be given access to information on whether the website uses cookies and what they are used for. The visitor must also consent to the use of cookies.

There are two different kinds of cookies on


  • ASP.NET_SessionId

ASP.NET_SessionId is a so-called "session cookie" that disappears when you close your browser. It is used to enable the back button to work and to store search conditions in the case of searches.

Google Analytics

  • _ga – Used to distinguish users.
  • _gat – Used to reduce the request speed.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies:

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites (

Choosing not to accept cookies

You can alter the settings on your computer if you do not wish to accept cookies. The computer will then automatically refuse to store cookies or will inform you every time a website requests permission to store a cookie. Your browser can also be used to delete previously stored cookies. See your browser's help pages for more information.

More information on cookies

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, which is the supervisory authority in this field, provides additional information on cookies. You can find more information on cookies on the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority website:

Q&A about cookies (