Cookies on the website

A cookie is a small text file containing information that is stored on the visitor's computer. There are two types of cookies, permanent and temporary. Read more about what kind of cookies this website is using, for what purposes and how you can avoid cookies, in case you wish to do so.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the visitor’s computer. A cookie contains information, in example information about your activities on the website.
There are two types of cookies:

  • Permanent cookies: these cookies are stored on the visitor’s computer for a specified period.
  • Temporary cookies (also known as session cookies): is temporarily stored in the computer's memory while a visitor is on a website. Temporary cookies disappear when the visitor closes the browser.

Cookies on Lund.se

Lund.se uses the information in the cookies to improve the website for you as a visitor and to get an overall view of how visitors use the website and our online services.

Lund.se uses both types of cookies (permanent and temporary). When you visit our website, we use a session cookie to facilitate navigation. We also use session cookies when you use our e-services. The session cookie disappears when you finish the visit at the website.

How to avoid cookies

If you want to avoid the use of cookies, you may disable it. You disable the use of cookies in your browser's security settings.

You can also set your browser so that you get a request every time the website tries to place a cookie on your computer. The browser can also delete previously stored cookies. Read more in your browsers help pages for more information about this.

Even if you choose to turn off the use of cookies, you can navigate and read content at lund.se. However, the site may look different.

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency is the regulatory authority in the area and provides additional information on cookies on its website.

To the website of The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS)

We are constantly working to improve our website

We are constantly working to improve our website. Part of that work involves analysing how our visitors use the site with the help of various tools. We use Google Analytics and SiteImprove for this and as part of this work different cookies are set.

We use these cookies at lund.se

The function of the website

ASP.NET_SessionId: A session cookie used for website functionality. For example, saving filled choices during the time you browse the website. No personal information is stored and the cookie disappears when you close the browser.

Siteimprove

AWSELB and siteimproveses: Session cookies. The cookie tracks the sequence of sites that users visit during a session.

nmstat: Permanent cookie that expires after 1000 days. Used to track visitors' use of the website. It saves user behaviour statistics and information regarding the last visit at the website. The cookie contains randomly created IDs to recognize the browsers that users use. It does not contain any personal information.

Google analytics

_ga, _gat: Permanent cookie. Used to map the overall use of the site.

_gid: Permanent cookie to differentiate users. It expires after 24 hours.

Cookie for information about cookies and personal data

Cookie Policy: Permanent cookie used to keep track of which users have accepted the terms of use of Lund's websites. The cookie has a validity of 12 months.

We use cookies for these purposes

Technical information

In some cases, the information stored in the cookie is technically important. For example: to get to the right server when there are several who respond to a domain or hold a user session.

Visitor statistics and website analysis

At lund.se we use Google Analytics and Siteimprove to collect visitor statistics which we then analyse to improve the website.

Google uses permanent cookies to recognize visitors. They also read and store information in a couple of cookies that they can also read from other websites that use Google services.

How Google uses cookies

The company Siteimprove collects certain information from your browser and information about how you use lund.se, by using cookies.

How Siteimprove uses cookies

The Listen function

At lund.se there is a function that reads the content of the pages for the visitor. If you use the Listen function, the company Funka Nu AB collects some information. The purpose is partly to save your settings so that you do not have to repeat your choice of language and partly to collect analysis data to make the reading function better.

Watching videos

If you watch videos embedded from YouTube, some information transfers to YouTube. The purpose is to improve your user experience and to collect statistics about what you and other visitors have been watching. Google owns and manages YouTube.

How Google uses cookies

 

Contact

City Office

Postal address: Box 41, 221 00 Lund
Visitors address: Stortorget 7, Lund
Telephone (switchboard): 046-35 50 00
E-mailkommunkontoret@lund.se