What is a cookie?
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 following types of cookies are used:
GoBasic_CookieState records the user's acceptance of cookies and remembers it during the user's further navigating around the website.
GB-resolution ensures that images are scaled in appropriate relation to the screen size of the user's hardware.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Senior Citizens cooperates with the Danish company Siteimprove to ensure and maintain the quality of our websites. The company collects and preserves web data for us and in that process stores statistics cookies on our users' terminal equipment. The collected data are owned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Senior Citizens, are preserved on Danish and German ground, are being processed according to our instructions, and are not shared with anyone else.
What happens if I do not accept cookies from english.sim.dk?
When you navigate around the websites of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior, you may encounter elements which do not work unless you accept cookies. This is for instance the case for videos shown through YouTube.
How do I remove cookies?
When you have accepted cookies from english.sim.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 guidelines (in Danish)
Questions concerning cookies, the Executive Order, or the guidelines may be directed at The Danish Business Authority , ph. +45 35 29 10 00.