Cookies on the website

Anyone who visits a website that uses cookies must be informed that the website contains cookies, what these are used for, and how they can be avoided, in accordance with the Swedish Electronic Communications Act, SFS 2003:389.

A cookie is a small text file containing information that is stored on the visitor's computer. There are two types of cookies; permanent and temporary.

General information about cookies and the new legislation on electronic communication can be found on the website of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS).  

Infor­ma­tion pages

On the information pages of this website, a temporary cookie is used, also known as a session cookie (called JSESSIONID). While a visitor is on a certain website, the session cookie is temporarily stored in the memory of the visitor's computer. Session cookies disappear when you close your browser. We therefore do not store any personal data via cookies.

The page If you have come to Sweden because of family ties and are treated badly has a panic button, which will direct you to Google. The purpose of this button is for the user to be able to quickly hide the fact that he/she has been on this page. In order to further protect the user, there is a cookie which makes it impossible to go back from the Google start page to the previous page. If you use the “Back” button, you will instead be sent to the Swedish Migration Agency start page.

Online appli­ca­tions

Online applications to the Swedish Migration Agency do require cookies to function The same is true for other online services, such as scheduling an appointment with the Migration Agency.

The Listen func­tion

When you are using the Listen function, no cookies are stored, unless you choose to customise your settings. In that case, a number of cookies will be stored, depending on the settings. These cookies are called ReadSpeakerHL, ReadspeakerHLicon and ReadSpeakerHLspeed.


We sometimes have surveys that open in a separate window. So that you do not have to answer these questions more than once, these pages have a cookie (calledsurveyPopUp). This will be stored on your computer for a year.

Consent to cookies

The Swedish Migration Agency is not currently using any cookies that would require the users to give their consent. If you do not accept the use of cookies, you can turn them off in the security settings of your browser. You can also set your browser to show you a warning every time the website is trying to place a cookie on your computer. Through the browser, you can also erase previously stored cookies, go to the help pages of your browser for more information.

The Migration Agency website will still work even if you turn off all cookies. But you must allow cookies to use our online applications and other online services

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