Privacy glossary

Consent - A voluntary approval (after receiving information) to allow us to process your data.

Cookies - A cookie is a small text file that websites you visit can place on your computer in different ways to remember you and your visit as well as contribute to a better experience and functionality for you. Cookies are used on most websites and are not harmful to your computer.

According to the Electronic Communications Act (2003: 389), all site visitors should be informed about what cookies are used for.  More information is available on the National Post and Telecom Agency's website (see

Customer data - such as name, address, e-mail address, phone number. Also, information about, for example, what services you have and how to use them, orders, user ID, and password.

Data - data or information about something. Can also be called personal data.

Data Protection Officer - Ensures that the processing of data is done in a correct and legal manner on behalf of the organisation.

Data Protection Regulations - Rules on how companies and organizations can process personal data and what rights you have over your data. As from May 25, 2018, the new regulation, known as GDPR, applies within EU.

GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation - New EU Data Protection Regulation. Entry into force on May 25, 2018 and replacing PUL (Personal Data Act).

IP address - When your web browser or e-mail application requests a web page or e-mail from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address to which it should send the information. This is called your computer's Internet protocol (IP) address. For many users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP addresses differ every time they log on.

Legal basis - Data protection support that makes a company's processing of your data legal.

Processing (of data) -for example, collection, storage, processing, use or organization of data.

Personal data - include both customer data and traffic data. Referred to in our privacy policy as data.

PUL – Swedish Personal Data Act, replaced by GDPR May 25, 2018.

Traffic data - Data generated when using our services, such as IP numbers, session information, which networks are being used.

Trojans - computer programs that pretend to be something it is not, does not spread like a virus but can cause harm or problems.

Viruses (computer viruses) - Small computer programs or program codes that copy themselves, spreads in other programs and cause problems

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Last modified on: May 25, 2018