To main content

Cookies

On scb.se, we use cookies. On this page, we explain what they are used for and how you can opt out of them.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files that are stored on your mobile phone, computer, or tablet when you visit a website. They store information on how you use the website, for example which pages you visit. On scb.se, Statistics Sweden uses cookies to ensure the best possible experience of the website for you.

We use cookies for three purposes: to measure how users interact with our website, in marketing, and for basic site functionality. Below, you can read about which cookies are used and when.

There are two types of cookies:

  • Session cookies are stored until you close your web browser.
  • Tracking cookies are stored for a longer period of time.

Cookies to measure how users interact with our website

We use Google Analytics and Hotjar to measure how our website is being used. The objective is to better understand users’ needs in order to improve the user experience. These tools use cookies that store anonymised information about:

  • what pages you visit and what you click on when you are visiting our website,
  • how you navigate on a page,
  • what type of device and browser you are using,
  • which country and region you are located in, and
  • how you arrived at our website.

Google and Hotjar do not collect any personal data, only information about your computer and browser. This information is anonymised by hiding part of your IP address.

We also use the Siteimprove tool to ensure the quality of the website. Siteimprove stores cookies in order to optimise performance. These cookies do not contain any personal data.

Name

Provider

Expiry

_ga

Google Analytics

2 years

_gid

Google Analytics

1 day

_gat_*

Google Analytics

1 day

_hjFirstSeen

Hotjar

1 day

_hjid

Hotjar

1 year

_hjTLDTest

Hotjar

Session 

nmstat

Siteimprove

2 years, 8 months, and 26 days

__cfduid

Siteimprove

1 month

AWSELBCORS

Siteimprove

Session

Cookies for communication and marketing

Videos on our website are embedded from YouTube, which stores cookies in order to register what videos you watch on our website.

Name

Used by

Expiry

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube

6 months

YSC

YouTube

Session 

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for the website to function properly. They store information about the fact that:

  • you as a respondent are logged in,
  • you have replied to a form, and
  • you have responded about the consent concerning cookies.

Name

Used by

Expiry

ASP.NET_SessionId

scb.se

Session 

f5_cspm

scb.se

Session 

TS013796d2

scb.se

Session 

TSc7468ec3027

scb.se

Session 

TS6f6b4c83027

scb.se

Session 

.AspNetCore.Antiforgery

scb.se

Session 

.AspNetCore.Mvc.Cookie
TempDataProvider

scb.se

Session 

CurrentSession

scb.se

12 hours

MRHSession

scb.se

Session 

F5_ST

scb.se

Session 

LastMRH_Session

scb.se

Session 

elis

scb.se

Session 

How to block cookies

If you want to block cookies, you can change your browser’s security settings so that you do not receive any cookies at all. You can choose to get a question every time a website tries to place a cookie on your computer. You can also delete stored cookies in your web browser. See the help pages of your web browser for more information.

You can also avoid cookies by not answering forms or not logging on to a website.

Legislation

All visitors to a website with cookies must have access to information stating that the website creates cookies, the purpose of the cookies and how cookies can be declined. Visitors must also consent to the use of cookies, as follows from Chapter 6, Section 18 of the Electronic Communications Act (2003:389) (in Swedish) .

The use of cookies is also governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Further information is available on imy.se.

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority provides further information about cookies on its website:

Q&A about cookies (PTS)