About cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, phone or tablet by websites that you visit.

Q&A about cookies for users on PTS’s website

Which cookies?

The following cookies will be set in your web browser if you accept the use of cookies on polar.se:

  • cookie_notice_accepted
    This cookie is always set and contains information if you have accepted cookies or not. The cookie expires after one month.
  • _ga
    Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. The cookie expires after two years.
  • _gid
    Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. The cookie expires after 24 hours.
  • _gat
    Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. The cookie expires after one minute.

Google Analytics

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous visitor data. The purpose is to help us understand how the website is used in order to improve the user experience.

Google Analytics does not store any personal information such as your e-mail address or name. We have also chosen to enable IP anonymisation for data collection. This means that the last number of the IP address are anonymised and not available to Google.

How Google uses data

IP Anonymization in Analytics

Google may transfer this information to third parties in case of a statutory obligation or if a third party processes data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances, Google will combine or associate your IP address with other data stored at Google.

Remove cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can adjust the settings in your web browser’s preferences so that you either do not accept any cookies at all or so that your consent is requested every time a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. You can also delete cookies that have previously been stored in your web browser; see the web browser’s help files for more information.

If you don’t want Analytics to be used in your browser, you can also install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Last modified: 11 June 2018