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Cookies

When you visit the Ministry’s website, we sometimes place small data files, known as cookies, on your computer.

The purpose of our cookies is to make the website work better for you. Our cookies are not used to identify you personally.

You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
Below you will find information about cookies and how to manage and/or delete them.

You will also find general, technical and legal information about cookies.

Cookie FAQs

Manage cookie permissions

If you want to change your cookie permissions for one of the Ministry’s websites, you can always do so in your browser settings.

If you delete cookies in your browser settings the cookie guide will be shown again the next time you visit our website.

In some cases, it is necessary to delete temporary internet files in order to show the cookie guide again.

You can read more about how to delete cookies in the “deleting cookies” section of the FAQs.

Deleting cookies

You can always remove cookies that you have accepted on our website by deleting them in your browser.

If you delete your cookies, the cookie guide will be shown again, and you can redo your choice.

In some cases, it is necessary to delete temporary internet files in order to show the cookie guide again.

How to delete HTTP cookies

All browsers contain functions that make it possible to delete HTTP cookies.

If your PC has a new browser, you can delete your cookies by using the short cut keys: CTRL + SHIFT + Delete. A window opens that gives you access to delete browsing history. Tick the “cookies” and click “delete”.

You can find a complete list of guides on how to delete cookies in diffent browsers at AboutCookies.org:

AboutCookies - how to delete cookies

How to delete Flash cookies

Flash cookies can only be administered via Adobe’s Flash Tool (or via the Firefox browser, if you have installed the expansion “Better Privacy”).

Adobe's Flash Tool

Other types of cookies

There are also other types of cookies disseminated through e.g. installed web browser extensions (plug-ins) that the user cannot administer or delete. These cookies have no link to the Ministry.  

Cookies used on the Ministry’s websites

Below, you will find a detailed overview of cookies used on the Ministry’s websites:

Siteimprove Analytics

The Ministry uses a statistical tool (Analytics) from Siteimprove, our third-party supplier, that leaves the following two cookies:

  • “nmstat”, which is a first-party persistent cookie with an expiration date 1,000 days after your latest visit to the website. The “nmstat” cookie stores information about your website use. It is used for gathering statistics concerning visits to the site, e.g. when you last visited the site. This kind of information is important as it helps to improve the visitor’s experience of the site. The cookie contains a randomly generated ID that makes it possible to recognize your browser when you visit a site. The cookie does not store any personal information, and it is only used for web analytics.
  • “siteimproveses” is a third-party session cookie that is used to store the order of the sites shown when visiting the website.

TYPO3

Our content management system TYPO3 uses a session cookie named "fe_typo_user".
The purpose of the cookie is to keep track of user sessions (e.g. when login in) and to remember user choices in forms, quizzes and polls.
The cookie will only be placed when required.

The Cookie Banner

The cookie banner uses two cookies "cookiesAllowed" and "cookiesDisabled" to store information about whether a visitor has given his or her consent to the use of cookies.

MOC Web Analytics

Web analysis tool from the Ministry's CMS provider (MOC) that leaves the following cookies:

  •  "_mwa_cvar.root". First-party persistent cookie that expires after 30 minutes.
  • "_mwa_ses.root". First-party persistent cookie that expires after 30 minutes.
  • "_mwa_ref.root".  First-party persistent cookie that expires after half a year.
  • "_mwa_id.root".  First-party persistent cookie that expires after 2 years.

Provector

The HTML5 video player from Provector leaves the following third-party cookies:

  • "ASP.NET_SessionId". General purpose platform session cookie used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. Provector doesn't store any information or tracks anything with this cookie.

AddThis

The Ministry uses AddThis, a web service that allows visitors to share a website via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and other media. AddThis is provided by a third party and the web service uses cookies to collect information about visits to the websites using this function.

Advertisements are not shown on the Ministry’s websites, but AddThis may use information collected during your visit in order to deliver advertisements for products and services specially targeted for you.

To avoid AddThis collecting this kind of information you have to go to their “Data Collection Opt-Out” page and click “Opt Out”.

AddThis Data Collection Opt-Out

Twitter

The Twitter feeds leave the following third-party cookies:

  • "guest_id" persistent cookie that expires after 2 years. This cookie is used to identify you to Twitter. If you do not have a Twitter account or if you have never accessed the twitter.com website directly then Twitter will assign you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed.
  • "metrics_token" persistent cookie that expires after 44 days. The cookie is used to count the number of users that have seen a particular embedded Tweet or timeline.
  • "pid" persistent cookie that expires after 18 months. The cookie enables Twitters "Tailored Suggestions" feature that personalizes content and suggestions for Twitter users based on their website visits.

Twitter Privacy Policy

 

 

Blocking cookies

You can set your browser to either warn you about cookies, ask your acceptance of cookies, automatically accept cookies or reject cookies.

It is also possible to limit the acceptance of cookies only to servers and/or websites that you have visited.

If you choose to reject cookies in general, you must accept that there may be limitations in functionality and usability on some websites.

You can find a complete list of guides on how to control cookies in different browsers at AboutCookies.org:

AboutCookies - how to control cookies

Types of cookies

HTTP cookies

HTTP cookies are small text files that are placed on your PC, smartphone or tablet by a web server.
An HTTP cookie is a passive file that cannot spread malware or damage your computer. HTTP cookies contain only text data that are exchanged between your web server and your browser.

HTTP cookies are divided into:

  • Persistent HTTP cookies that are programmed with an expiration date, so that data only exist for a certain length of time on your hard disk.
  • Session HTTP cookies that are only stored in the memory of the computer while you surf the website and are automatically deleted when the browser is turned off. Session cookies are not stored on your hard disk.

Flash cookies

If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer (as most people have) then Flash cookies can be stored on your computer by websites using Flash media files (e.g. video).

Flash cookies can contain data as well as programs that can run on your computer.

Flash cookies can store more information on your hard disk than HTTP cookies can – actually up to 100 kB – but they are still relatively small files.

Other types of cookies

There are other types of cookies. These cookies are typically mediated via web-browser extensions (plug-ins) that you have installed.

Reading the text in a cookie

If you want to read the text in a cookie, you can open it by clicking on it. You will find a short string of text and numbers that can only be decoded by the server that placed the cookie file on your hard disk.

Legislation on cookies

All Danish websites are obligated by law to inform users about browser cookies that are left on the user’s equipment.

The information must be in agreement with “Executive Order on Information and Consent Required in Case of Storing or Accessing Information in End-User Terminal Equipment”.

The regulation requires the website to obtain consent from the user when storing browser cookies on the user’s IT equipment.

Link to the regulation (in Danish)

The use of cookies is currently allowed on this website.


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