About the website

On December 22, 2016, common EU legislation was agreed regarding accessibility requirements in public sector websites and apps.

This site is designed according to the Web Accessibility Directive and the site is reviewed continuously.

Data protection and integrity

The Swedish Institute processes your personal information when you wish to receive our services, for example, when you sign up for visits, events, newsletters, applying for scholarships, programs or otherwise contact us.

Read our data protection policy


Cookies are a small text file that the website stores on the visitor’s computer. The text file contains some information and a time stamp. Cookies are used to speed up the download of a page by downloading only updated information on the visitor’s side and partly to retrieve information to improve the page’s visitor experience.

All sites can send cookies to your browser if your browser settings allow. In order for this information not to be misused, websites may only read information from cookies saved by themselves and not any cookies stored by other websites.

According to the Electronic Communications Act, which entered into force on July 25, 2003, anyone visiting a website should be informed about what cookies are used for and are given the opportunity to refuse such use.
We use cookies for technical reasons and to facilitate the individual visitor’s activities on Si.se. Cookies are also used to measure traffic on our websites and for statistical purposes. The information collected is anonymous and does not contain any personal information such as name or e-mail address. Information about the visitor can not be tracked.

Working with cookies

If you as a visitor do not accept that the site uses cookies, you can turn off the feature through your browser’s security settings. You can also set the browser to get a warning every time the site tries to put a cookie on your computer. All browsers are different. Check the help feature of your browser for information on changing the cookie settings.

General information about cookies and the new electronic communications act can be found on the Swedish National Post and Telecom Agency’s website.

Changes to the Electronic Communications Act

The Riksdag has decided on a legislative amendment regarding electronic communications. The change means that anyone who visits a site with cookies should consent to the use of cookies. The law change is based on an EU directive. The information provided to the respondents states that they want to give them “time and space to develop a solution that works for both website and user.” The Swedish Institute is working to find a working solution for Si.se