Cookies and data protection

A cookie policy regulates how cookies are processed on a website . Cookies are small text files that store information in the website’s visitors’ devices. Since most cookies can identify a website’s users, they are classified as personal data . A cookie policy must therefore comply with the Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) .

What is it?

Personal information

Personal information is all information that can be directly or indirectly linked to a specific person. Examples of direct personal information are name, social security number and telephone number. Indirect personal data includes e.g. IP address and registration number of vehicles.


Cookies are used on websites to create a better user experience . Cookies are small text files with information that a browser automatically saves and stores on the user’s device . With cookies, login information and previous settings can e.g. saved until the next time the user logs in.

There are two different types of cookies , time-limited and session cookies. Time-limited cookies are stored for a certain longer period and remain between the times a visitor uses websites. Session cookies are only saved while a visitor is online and uses the website. When the website / browser is checked down, these cookies are deleted.

Cookie Policy

All websites that use cookies that are classified as personal data must establish a cookie policy that is in line with GDPR. The policy must clarify how cookies are used on the website and what information is stored.

How does it work?

This document can be used by anyone who owns a website that uses cookies . In order for the use of cookies that save personal data to be permitted, the GDPR must be followed, which i.a. means that consent must be obtained from all users. This is often done through a small information box directly on the website that the user can choose to accept.

A cookie policy must be transparent and easy to understand , it must provide a clear picture of how cookies are handled on the website. When the policy is completed, it must be published on the website in question. The document must be easily accessible for everyone to see.

Applicable law

Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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