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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.

Tools for analysis of online statistics

Google Analytics

The Swedish Migration Agency uses the Google Analytics tool to get an overall view of how visitors use the website and our online services, and based on this information be able to improve the contents, navigation and structure.

The analysis tool uses cookies, and the information that is generated by these from your use of the website and our online services (including parts of your IP address) will be sent on to Google and stored on its servers. The Migration Agency has set Google Analytics to make the information stored with Google anonymous. This is done by Google Analytics removing (truncating) the last digits of the visitor IP address before the data is stored with Google. This means that information in store cannot be traced to a certain computer or user.

In accordance with its terms and conditions, Google may transfer information to a third party if this is legally required, or if the third party is processing the data on behalf of Google. Google will not connect IP addresses with other data held by Google.

If you do not want your visits to the Swedish Migration Agency to show up in the Google Analytics statistics, there is a plugin that you can install in your browser.

This plugin is currently available for the browsers Internet Explorer (versions 7–10), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox Apple Safari and Opera.

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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

Last updated: 2019-01-21

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