Cookies at english.sm.dk

What is a cookie?

Today, almost all websites use cookies. In many cases cookies are necessary to provide the required service at the website.

A cookie is a small file which a website stores on the user’s computer in order to identify the computer. Cookies may, for instance, be used to generate statistics about the user’s behaviour on the website.

A cookie is a passive file and cannot collect information already stored on the user’s computer, spread computer viruses or other malware.

The first time you visit sm.dk you will see a message at the top of the site informing you that we use cookies on the website. If you navigate further around the site without disabling cookies, we will use cookies as you continue. You may delete the cookies again at any time. 

The following types of cookies are used:

  • GoBasic_CookieState
  • Disqus

GoBasic_CookieState records the user's acceptance of cookies and remembers it during the user's further navigating around the website.

Disqus is used for comment fields in selected sites and secures that the author of a post will be remembered.

What happens if I do not accept cookies from sm.dk?

When you navigate around the website of the Ministry of Children and Social Affairs you may encounter elements which do not work unless you accept cookies. This is for instance the case for comment modules.

 

How do I remove cookies?

When you have accepted cookies from sm.dk you can always remove them again by going to this page. Alternatively you can remove the unwanted cookies in the settings of your internet browser.

 

Why do we inform about cookies?

All Danish websites are committed to inform about cookies left on the user’s computer. The information must be in correspondence with “Executive Order on Information and Consent Required in Case of Storing or Accessing Information in End-User Terminal Equipment”.

The Executive Order imposes the requirement that user consent be obtained when a website wants to store cookies on its users’ computer hardware.

Link to the Executive Order (in Danish)

Link to guideline (in Danish)

 

Further questions

Questions concerning cookies, the Executive Order, or the guidelines may be directed at The Danish Business Authority, ph. +45 35 29 10 00.

 

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