Cookie policy

This website uses cookies.

Our aim is to give you the best possible experience and to help you learn more about Sweden. To achieve this, we use cookies and similar technologies. We want to be as transparent as possible with what data we store about you. Please read our privacy policy and this page for more information.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer, tablet, smartphone or similar device. It contains information on your browser activity. Some cookies are necessary to help our website work properly and can't be switched off, and some are optional but are useful to the Swedish Institute and your experience in other ways. 

How do we use cookies? 

For instance, the Swedish Institute and our partners use information about our website visitors, their online interactions with us and their devices to provide, analyse and improve our services. 

What types of cookies do we use? 

We use the following different types of cookies:  

  • Essential:
    Essential cookies are necessary for you to browse our website and use its features. We are using cookies to remember your consent. This type of cookie is activated by default and you can only deactivate it by turning off cookies in your browser. 
  • Statistics and analytics:
    Analytical cookies are used to measure how often our website is visited and how it is used. We use this information to get a better sense of where our users come from and how they interact with our content. For this, we use third-party cookies, the Google Analytics Cookies. These cookies are activated by default for us to see from where our users come to our site. We use IP anonymisation, and you can deactivate these cookies at any time. 

Our cookies in detail 

Essential cookies (always active)

We are using a cookie to save your cookie consent. Your preferences are saved for one (1) year.

Statistics and analytics cookies (can be deactivated)

Our website has integrated the web analytics service Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, the US.
Among other, Google Analytics collects data on which website a data subject has come to a website from (so-called referrers), which pages of the website were visited, how often and for which period a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of digital advertising.

Google Analytics uses different cookies. The information generated by these cookies about the use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Google might transfer the personal information collected via this technical procedure to third parties.

As IP anonymisation is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union and other states in accordance with, and provided, a decision by the commission of adequacy in respect of the country in question. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by a Google server in the USA. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.

Our website also uses Google Analytics performance reports relating to demographics and interests and reports on Google Display Network impressions

You can prevent the collection of the data generated by Google as well as the processing of it by downloading and installing a browser plug-in.

Manage your cookies

Our aim is to be as transparent as possible and you have the possibility to change your cookie preferences and opt-out from cookies at any time.