What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the device you are browsing with, such as your computer or mobile phone. Cookies contain information and we use them to give you as a visitor access to various functions. A cookie can, for example, contain information about login or settings on the website. The information in the cookie can also be used to collect web statistics.
- in our e-services, for example when you log in
- to understand how visitors move to the site and where problems may arise
- to develop our website and our e-services.
There are two types of cookies, permanent and temporary. A permanent cookie remains on the visitor's computer for a specified period of time. A session cookie (temporary cookie) is temporarily stored in the computer's memory while a visitor is browsing a web page.
This cookie is automatically created by the software on our servers. We do not use the cookie for anything, but if you turn it off, you may find it difficult to, for example, email links to pages on bolagsverket.se, since the session ID is then placed in the link addresses. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser.
This cake is used by our load balancers. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser.
Cookies for web statistics
At the Swedish Companies Registration Office, we use Matomo as a statistical tool. Cookies set by Matomo helps us understand how the website is used and also if there are difficulties in our website. All data is collected and reported anonymously.
Cookies created by Matomo begin with:
_pk_id is set to save anonymised data linked to a unique visitor in order to be able to estimate the number of users and to adapt our e-services. The cake is stored for 12 months.
_pk_ref is set to be able to understand what content is interesting and how our e-services are used. The cake is stored for 6 months.
_pk_ses is set to understand how the visitor used the site during a session. The cake is stored for 30 minutes.
Cookies that we use in our e-services and in the listening function
This cookie is set to understand how you use our e-services. The cake is deleted after about 30 seconds.
This cookie is set to understand how you use our e-services. The cake is deleted after about 90 seconds.
This cookie is automatically created by software on our servers. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser.
This cookie is set by our load balancers. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser.
This cookie is set to keep track of if you are logged in to an e-service. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser.
This cookie is set if you use our e-services. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser.
This is a technical cookie used in the e-service “sok foretagsfakta”. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser.
How to prevent cookies from being stored
You can turn off the feature in your browser settings if you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer. However, this means that some features of our site might not work for you. You can delete cookies from your browser at any time.
Read more about cookies
Questions and answers about cookies for you who use the internet (Swedish Post and Telecom Agency).