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The Riksbank website uses cookies to provide you with an improved experience and to allow us to collect and analyse visitor statistics. Some cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the site and are automatically saved on your device when you visit

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website asks to save on your device. The purpose of the cookies is to ensure that the website works correctly, to give visitors access to various functions and to collect visitor statistics.

Different types of cookie

There are different types of cookie, both temporary (session cookies) and permanent. A temporary cookie disappears as soon as you close your browser while a permanent cookie is saved for a longer time and has a pre-determined expiry date on which it is automatically erased.

What to do if you do not want cookies to be saved or want to delete cookies that have already been saved

By changing your browser’s settings, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your device when you visit a website (for more information, see the Help section or equivalent in your web browser). You can also remove cookies that were saved previously. The settings for this depend on the browser you are using. Bear in mind that, if you choose to block cookies, there is a risk that the website may not function quite as well.

The following cookies are on

Cookies necessary for the functioning of the website

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId

This cookie is needed for the web form for the redemption of invalid banknotes and is created after the user has logged in with BankID. It is a session cookie that is deleted when the web browser is closed.

Name: .EPiForm_BID, .EPiForm_VisitorIdentifier, __RequestVerificationToken

These cookies are created when other forms on the site are used, and are necessary for the verification of users when forms are submitted.

  • .EPiForm_BID is saved for 90 days
  • .EPiForm_VisitorIdentifier is saved for 90 days
  • __RequestVerificationToken is deleted when the web browser is closed


Cookie used by the external service “New Relic” to track applications. The service monitors the correct functioning of the site and logs any errors. This session cookie is deleted when the web browser is closed.

Name: AcceptedCookie

Cookie for logic for appearance and function in the ‘cookie banner’ on the website. The cookie is stored for one year.

Cookie for collection of statistics

Name: _vizzit
Type of cookie: Third party cookie (performance cookie).

The Riksbank’s website uses the statistics and maintenance tool Vizzit. This tool gathers anonymised information on how visitors use our website. This information helps us to improve and further develop the website to offer the best possible experience for our visitors.

To gather reliable information, a Vizzit cookie is attached to the visitor’s browser. The website can be used as normal without this cookie, but this reduces our possibilities to understand and meet the needs of our visitors.

Information gathered through Vizzit’s cookie is only saved on Vizzit’s own servers, located in Sweden, to which only Vizzit’s personnel have access. The information gathered is not shared with any third party under any circumstances whatsoever.

The cookie can be stored for 12 months.

More information and the right to complain to regulatory authorities

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) is the regulatory authority for the use of cookies and similar technologies in accordance with the Electronic Communications Act (2003:389). Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (IMY) is the regulatory authority for any subsequent processing of personal data collected using cookies.

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Updated 22/09/2021