Cookies on the website

The city of Lund uses cookies on its website lund.se. A cookie is a small text file containing information that is stored on the visitor's computer. There are two types of cookies: permanent and temporary. Read more about what kind of cookies this website uses, for what purposes the cookies are used and how you can avoid cookies, if you want to.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a visitor’s computer. Cookies contain information on, for example, the visitor’s activities on the website, and there are two types of cookies: permanent and temporary.

  • Permanent cookies: permanent cookies remain on the visitor's computer for a fixed period.
  • Temporary cookies (also known as session cookies): Temporary cookies are temporarily stored in the computer's memory while the visitor is visiting the web page. Temporary cookies disappear when the visitor closes their browser.

Cookies on Lund.se

Lund.se uses the cookies’ information to improve the website for its visitors, to receive information about how visitors navigate the website, and to determine how visitors utilise the website’s online services.

Lund.se uses both types of cookies (permanent and temporary). When you are visiting the website, session cookies are used to facilitate your navigation through the website and when you are utilising our e-services. The session cookie disappears when you close your browser.

How to disable cookies

If you want to avoid cookies, you can disable them using your browser's security settings.

You can also set your browser so you will receive a request every time the website tries to place a cookie on your computer. Additionally, your browser can delete previously stored cookies. Read more in your browser’s help pages for more information.

If you choose to disable cookies, you will still be able to navigate and read all the content on lund.se; however, the website might look different.

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency is the supervisory authority and provides additional information about cookies on its website.

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) website

Improving lund.se 

We are constantly working to improve lund.se. A a part of that, we use various tools to analyse how our visitors are utilising the web site. We use Google Analytics and SiteImprove for this purpose, and, based on the results from the analyses, different cookies are set. Various functions on the web site are also required to make the cookies work properly.

These cookies are used at lund.se

The function of the website

ASP.NET_SessionId: a session cookie used for the website’s functionality. For example, it saves your navigating pattern during the time you spend browsing the website. The cookie does not store any personal information, and it disappears when you close the browser.

Siteimprove

AWSELB and siteimproveses: session cookies. These cookies track the sequence of web pages that are visited during a visitor’s session.

nmstat: a permanent cookie that expires after 1,000 days. It is used to track how visitors utilise the website. It saves statistics about visitor’s behaviour on the web site and information about when a visitor’s last visit took place. The cookie contains randomly created IDs to recognise the kind of browsers visitors are using, but it contains no personal data.  

Google analytics

_ga, _gat: permanent cookie used to map the overall use of the web site.

_gid: permanent cookie that differentiate users. It expires after 24 hours.

Cookie for information about cookies and personal data

Cookie Policy: a permanent cookie used to track which users who have accepted the terms and conditions for using the city of Lund’s websites. This cookie is valid for 12 months.

We use cookies for these purposes

Technical information

In some cases, information is stored in cookies that is of technical importance to, for example, getting access to the right server when several people are responding to a domain or are holding a user session.

Visitor statistics and website analysis

At lund.se, we use Google Analytics and Siteimprove to collect statistics about visitors’ behaviour. We analyse the statistics with the purpose of improving the web site.

Google uses permanent cookies to recognise visitors. It also reads and stores information in a couple of cookies that they can access and read from other websites that are using Google services.

How Google uses cookies

By using cookies, Siteimprove collects certain information from your browser and information about how you use lund.se.

How Siteimprove uses cookies

The Listening Tool

At lund.se there is a listening tool that reads out loud the content of the pages for visitors. If you use the listening tool, the company Funka Nu AB collects some information. The purpose is to save your settings so you do not have to repeat your choice of language again, as well as to collect and analyse data to making the listening tool better.

Watching videos

If you watch videos embedded from YouTube, some information is shared with YouTube. The purpose of this is to improve your experience and to collect statistics about what you and other visitors are watching. Google owns and manages YouTube.

How Google uses cookies