About cookies on irf.se

Cookies are small text files stored on the visitor’s computer (or other internet-enabled devices, such as smartphones or tablets). Cookies are used, for example, to give the visitor access to functions such as login to e-services, ordering of information material, choice of language, reading aloud and for visitor statistics.

Some cookies are necessary for irf.se to work. They have already been temporarily saved on your computer, but disappear when you close your browser. If you refuse the other cookies, the functionality of the web site may be affected. The cookies we use are for functional purposes and statistics on how the site’s pages are used; no personal data is collected.

According to the Electronic Communications Act (2003: 389), anyone who visits a web site with cookies should be informed that the web site contains cookies, what they are used for and how cookies can be avoided. It is also stipulated that you who visit a website actively approve that the website saves cookies on your computer.

Irf.se uses two types of cookies:

  • One type saves a file left on the visitor’s computer. It is used, for example, to be able to customize a website according to the visitor’s wishes, choices and interests.
  • The second type is called session cookie. While a visitor is on a web page, it is temporarily stored in the visitor’s computer memory. Session cookies disappear when you close your browser. No personal information, such as email or name, is stored about you.

Third-part cookies may appear on the IRF website. Embedded films from YouTube may collect information about the use of the films (e.g. play, pause, stop) through cookies. However, no personal information is shared or distributed through these cookies.

If you do not want to allow cookies

If you do not accept cookies being used, you can turn cookies off in your browser’s security settings. You can also set the browser to automatically refuse cookies or to be prompted every time the site tries to place a cookie on your computer. The browser can also delete previously stored cookies.

If your browser supports a so-called “incognito mode” or “private mode”, you can enable it to automatically delete all cookies every time you close your browser. See your browser’s help pages for more information on these features.

More information about cookies

General information about cookies and the law on electronic communication can be found on the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority’s web site. There you can also read more about the Electronic Communications Act, https://pts.se.

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