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

Cookie Policy for si.se

Our aim is to give you the best possible experience and to help you learn more about the work of the Swedish Institute. For this, we use cookies and similar technologies. We want to be as transparent as possible regarding 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 containing information on your browser activity. Some are necessary to help our website work properly and can’t be switched off, and some are optional but support the Swedish Institute and your experience in other ways.

How do we use cookies?

We and third party providers may use certain information about our visitors, their devices and their online interactions with us to provide, analyse and improve our services through statistics and analysis.

We also adapt the language shown to you based on your language preferences.

We save your cookies for one year.

What type of cookies do we use?

Essential

These are cookies that are essential for you to browse our website and use its features. The essential cookie used on this website is a language cookie. The language cookie is created when the user arrives to the Swedish Institute’s website. Its value is set based on the current subdomain, url or language choice on previous visits. The cookie is then updated if the user selects another language using the language selector. Each subdomain uses its own language cookie. The purpose of the cookie is to save the user’s language preference throughout the site. The cookie thus makes it possible to remember the language chosen when a user visits different pages on the website.

We are also using cookies to remember that you’ve understood the information about cookie usage on the website.

Both of these cookies are activated by default. You can disable them by turning off cookies in your browser.

Statistics and analytics

Analytical Cookies are used to measure how often our site 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, in order for us to see from which channels, if any, our users are directed to our site. We use IP anonymisation and you can deactivate these cookies at any time.

Our cookies in detail

Google Analytics
Our website has integrated the web analytics service Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

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 optimize 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 USA and stored there. Google might transfer the personal information collected via this technical procedure to third parties.

As IP anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google as soon as technically possible. 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 the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

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