In accordance with the Swedish Electronic Communications Act, which took effect on July 25, 2003, all users visiting a website with cookies must be informed that the website contains cookies, how these cookies are used and how they can be avoided.
A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your computer. Cookies are used to provide visitors access to various functions. The information in the cookie can be used to track a user’s web surfing.
There are two types of cookies. Permanent cookies are saved long-term on the visitor’s computer and are used, for example, in functions that announce new items since the user’s last visit to the website in question. The second type of cookie is known as a session cookie. While visiting and surfing a website, session cookies are saved temporarily in your computer’s memory and used to keep track of such information as the language you have chosen. Session cookies are not saved on your computer long-term and disappear when you close your browser.
Only session cookies are used on the Uppsala Monitoring Centre’s website.
To avoid cookies, change the security settings in your browser. How you change your security settings depends on the browser you are using.