Cookies on the website
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).
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 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
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.
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.
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 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