A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer and contains information. Cookies are normally used to improve the website for visitors. There are two common types:
- The first is called a persistent cookie and creates a file on your computer during a defined time period. Among other things it is used to make it easier for the visitor to use the website according to his or her preferences and interests.
- The other type is called a session cookie. While the visitor browses the website a file is stored temporarily on your computer. Session cookies are deleted when the user closes their browser window. No personal information such as email or name is stored.
Both types are used on the Business Region Skåne websites (Skane.com, Investinskane.com, Tourisminskane.com, Eventinskane.com, Movingtosouthernsweden.com, Startadrivautveckla.skane.com and Innovationssystemet.skane.com). Our purpose is to gain insight into visitor behaviour with a goal to improve structure, navigation and content. Next chapter describes which cookies Business Region Skåne are using.
If you as a visitor do not accept that our website use session cookies, you can disable cookies in your browser's security settings. You can also set your browser to alert you every time a website tries to set a cookie on your computer.
If you wish no cookies – neither session och persistent – to be stored on your computer, you may disable this in your browser settings as well. This may render some web interactivity and dynamics non-functional.
General information about cookies and the new Electronic Communications Act are available on the PTS website.
You can read more about cookies on the Swedish governmental website for Postal- and tele communications (in English)
Cookies on Business Region Skånes websites
Names and descriptions of cookies downloaded to your computer when browsing our websites:
Analytics and statistics
Following cookies are used to gain better insight of visitor behaviour on our webistes. The purpose is to improve usability, technical functionality, SEO and accessibility on our sites.
- _ga (persistent, first-party) – This cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customizable by website owners.
- _gat (persistent, first-party) – This cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
- nmstat (persistent, first-party) – This cookie is used to by our web tool Siteimprove to help remember the browser's use of the website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the browser last visited the site. This information is then used to evaluate and improve the way the website is used. Siteimprove is a diagnostics tool to help us improve technical aspects of our websites such as broken links, SEO and accessibility.
About Google Analytics cookies
The information generated by these cookies through your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This information is used in order to evaluate visitor statistics. For example, we use reports of visits to the site to improve both content and navigation and structure. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate IP addresses with other data held by Google.
Social networking services
No social media plugins (incl AddThis) are used on our sites at the moment. The presence of the Twitter cookies (see below) is a result of implementing an iframe of a Twitter feed exclusively as a service to visitors to read our latest tweets directly on our site. We are not purposefully or actively using the feed for advertising or targeting.
- _twitter_sess (session, third-party)
- _guest_id twitter (persistent, third-party)
About Twitter cookies
Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. The main business activity is social networking services. Where Twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.
- has_js (session, första part)
No to web statistics?
If you do not wish your visit to our website to appear in the statistics in Google Analytics, you can install an extension to your browser. The extension is available for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
Google Analytics "Opt-out" extension for your browser
The Act (2003: 389) on electronic communication (in Swedish)