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How we use cookies

All Business Region Skåne websites use cookies. A visitor of a website utilizing cookies must by law be informed about it, the functionality of the cookies and how you can remove them.

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 cookies are used on the Business Region Skåne websites (,,,, 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.

Read more about cookies on the Swedish governmental website for Postal- and tele communications

Cookies on Business Region Skånes websites

Following are names and descriptions of cookies which are downloaded to your browser and computer when you browse our websites:

1. 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) – 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.
  • pageviews, startTime & trackedQuality (session, first-party) – These cookies are generated by our own JavaScript to track specific on-page behaviour of visitors. The purpose is to improve the websites based on our digital, strategic goals.
  • 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.

2. Functionality

  • has_js (session, first part) – this cookie is associated with the Drupal content management system. Drupal uses it to indicate whether or not the visitors browser has JavaScript enabled. The main purpose of this cookie on our websites is to maintain basic on-page functionality such as interactivity and tracking. 

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
Privacy policy on the Google Analytics website

Legal Information

The Act (2003: 389) on electronic communication (in Swedish)