According to Swedish law all visitors to a website must be informed of why cookies are used and be given the opportunity to refuse their use. A cookie is a small text file, containing information, which is stored on your computer.
New cookie rules from 1 July 2011
Since 1 July of 2011 cookie files may only be saved on a visitor’s computer if the visitor is informed why they are stored and consents to their storage.
The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) has produced information about the new cookie rules for visitors to websites. The PTS is the authority responsible for monitoring the field of electronic communications in Sweden.
Questions and answers about cookies for users (PTS)
The PTS has also produced information for website owners. According to the information, the PTS wants to give the website owners “time and space to produce a solution that works for both websites and users”.
Questions and answers about cookies for website owners (PTS)
VINNOVA has started efforts to implement the legal requirements with regard to our website.