What are cookies?
A cookie is a small data file that Websites store on your computer so they can recognize your computer the next time you visit the site. A cookie is passive and can not spread computer viruses or other malicious software. By modifying your browser preferences, you can set which cookies should be allowed, blocked or erased. You can receive useful tips and information about cookies and their use on the Swedish page www.minacookies.se (in Swedish).
Our purpose of using cookies
Our purpose of using cookies is to improve the site and its content by studying the statistics of the visitors.
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Acceptance of cookies
By your use of Hufvudstaden's web site, and the fact that your browser is set to accept cookies, you as a visitor of the site accept that cookies are stored on your computer. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, please set your browser not to accept cookies. You can also manually or automatically delete cookies stored on your browser.
About the law
The law says that the cookies that store information about users' visits count as intrusive and must be given consent to before their usage. These include Google Analytics, Google AdWords and more. Cookies that are essential for the web site's functionality may be used without consent. These include so-called session cookies. Also, cookies that are absolutely necessary for the requested service are allowed.
How to give consent to, or accept, cookies are not entirely defined, but there are guidelines to follow. According to IAB, Interactive Advertising Bureau, the leading global organization for online marketing, it is sufficient that the browser is set to accept cookies, for it to be viewed as consentual. In the case where the web site clearly informs the visitor about it's usage of cookies, the visitor gives his consent by continuous use of the web site. Regarding these definitions, you can read more onIAB's website.
Additional information about the law regarding cookies can be found at the National Post and Telecom Agency's website.