At Uppsala Akademiförvaltning we store data in order to provide a better experience of our website. We do this by using so called "cookies". A cookie is a text-based data file that is stored on the computer of a visitor by the web server. It provides information about how the user uses the web site.
There are different types of cookies and we use two of them.
A permanent cookie is a cookie that is stored on your computer for an extended period of time. You can delete it manually, directly in your browser, and it can also be deleted by the server if it has been a long time since your last visit on our website. A permanent cookie is updated from time to time and is able to keep track of recurring visits from you. For example, if you update your type of interests in a profile, the permanent cookie will be updated and the website therefore remembers your new interests the next time you visit the site.
A session cookie is only stored temporarily on your computer and remains only for the duration of your visit on the site.
More information about the data we save can be found here:
When you visit our site, your browser receives an identifier, a cookie. It is randomly generated and may look something like this:
Event though it does not look like personal data, it counts as personal data and when you visit our site, your browser provides it’s ID number and allows us to keep track of your browsing history on our site.
Sometimes we also save your IP address, which may look like below:
192.168.0.1 or 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334
An IP address can be replaced by a different number and can also belong to different computers, for example all employees at a company can share the same IP address when browsing from the office. Then, in the event of a crime for example, the police can ask internet service providers or a company's IT department to provide information about what user had a particular IP address at a given time. In this way it is possible to establish a link to a specific person. For Uppsala Akademiförvaltning, however, it is not possible to identify this from an IP address.
Information about your browser can also be stored. It might look like this:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/63.9382.181 Safari/537.36
The example above shows that the user was surfing on a Windows computer using Chrome 63.
Why do we store cookies from your visit?
We save cookies to enable us to monitor the use of our site, compile statistics, improve our services, produce visualisations and protect ourselves against hacking and crime.
How do we justify saving cookies?
We process cookies on the basis of legitimate interest. The companies that process your data have an agreement with Uppsala Akademiförvaltning to process data in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation.
Where are the cookies saved?
We save information in our own Swedish databases and logs, as well as in systems for analyses such as Google Tag Manager.