Cookies on the Swedish Chemicals Agency's website

We care about your personal integrity. We do not save cookies on your computer without your consent. If you give us your consent to saving cookies, we will protect your personal information.

To give your consent to saving cookies on your computer, click the "Accept Cookies" button in the box at the top of the page. If you do not see the button, it may be because a cookie from us is already saved on your computer.

Further down on this page, you can read how to do if you do not want to use cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be saved on your computer when you visit a website. The Electronic Communications Act (2003: 389) states that all sites should disclose when they use cookies. As a visitor you should be able to give your consent that a website uses cookies.

Why we use cookies

We use Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and Hotjar services to gather insights about how our site is used. The purpose is to better understand our users' needs and to create better content for our website visitors. By saving cookies in your browser, we can see, for example, what kind of information you request or what features are important to you. We can also collect responses by surveys to our  visitors.

To protect your privacy, we use so-called IP anonymisation for data collection with Google Analytics. This means that the last digits of your IP number are masked, for example Information gathered by Google Analytics is stored for 26 months to allow us to compare equivalent periods over time, then it's deleted.

About IP Anonymisation in Google Analytics

The Hotjar service uses cookies and other technologies to collect data about user behaviour and their devices. The visitor's IP address is stored only in anonymous form. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or match it with other information about an individual user.

About Hotjar Privacy Policy

The cookies we use

Cookies used on the Swedish Chemicals Agency's website


Cookie used for the Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager tools.

365 days

_ga and _gid

These cookies are used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. 

26 months


Cookie that is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

26 months


Anti-forgery cookie set by the application to prevent unauthorised posting of content to the website

Session length


Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

365 days


Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.

365 days


Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.

365 days


Cookie that is used separately for the Priority Guide (Prio) and contains the same type of tracking as all the cookies above.

365 days

If you don't want cookies to be stored

If you don't want cookies to be stored on your computer, you can make settings in your browser that prevent this. You can also make settings so that you get a warning every time a website wants to store a cookie on your computer.

If you don't want your visits to the Swedish Chemicals Agency's website to appear in Google Analytics statistics, you can use a so-called opt-out extension to your browser.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

If you don't want Hotjar to collect data about your visit or do not want to participate in our Hotjar surveys, you can disable Hotjar.

How to disable Hotjar tracking

You can remove cookies already stored on your computer. How you do it depends on which browser you are using. Please see the help section for your browser for further instructions.