What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that websites put on your computer when you first visit. Cookies can store your settings for a website, such as your user name or preferred language. When you return to the website, you don’t have to enter this information again. The cookie notifies the website that you’ve been there before and what settings you made then. If you make new settings for the website, the old cookie will be replaced by a new one on your computer. Simply put, cookies are used to improve your user experience when you visit a website.
How to avoid cookies
If you don’t want to receive cookies, the easiest method is to change the Internet security settings in your browser. If you’re using for instance Internet Explorer, open: Tools –> Internet Options –> Privacy –> Settings, and then move the slider to the top to block all cookies. You can also choose to be asked if you accept a cookie before it is saved on your computer.
More information about SFS 2003:389
For more information about the Swedish Electronic Communications Act (SFS 2003:389), please visit the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) website,http://www.pts.se.