How the Riksbank uses cookies

How do we use cookies?

At our websites we use cookies for our visitors. They are used to collect both anonymised statistics about the number of visitors to different parts of the website, as well as user data such as operating systems, web browsers and screen resolutions. This information enables us to improve and optimise our website.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that the website you are visiting asks to save on your computer. This allows the website to recognise you on your next visit. Only a small amount of text is saved in the file so that it cannot be traced back to you. There are two types of cookie, temporary (session cookies) and permanent. A temporary cookie disappears as soon as you close your browser while a permanent one is saved for a longer time and has a pre-determined expiry date on which it is automatically erased.

Can I switch cookies off?

In your browser's settings, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer when you visit a website (for more information, see the Help section or equivalent in your web browser). You can also remove existing cookies. If you choose to block cookies, however, the website may not function quite as well.

The following cookies are on riksbank.se

The concept of a session is frequently used in the descriptions below. A session is a group of interactions with a website that occur over a certain period of time. For example, a single session may comprise several page views, events, social interactions and eCommerce transactions.

ASP.NET_SessionId

This cookie is needed in order to identify the client with the active session. It is required in order for the website to work and is created dynamically upon arrival.

Session cookie, deleted when the web browser is closed.

EPi_NumberOfVisits

Cookie used by EPiServer CMS to adapt content based on how many times the user has visited the website.

Persistent cookie deleted after two years and updated on each visit.

BIGipServer~Riksbank~riksbank.se_HTTP_Pool

This cookie is used for load balancing, which is a technical solution to support several concurrent users.

Session cookie, deleted when the web browser is closed.

__cfduid

A cookie for CloudFare CDN solution used to verify that the traffic is safe.

Persistent cookie deleted after one year.

JSESSIONID

Cookie used for fault management via the external service New Relic monitoring.

Session cookie, deleted when the web browser is closed.

Cookies for Google analytics

Read more about how Google Analytics uses cookies: Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites

_gid, _ga

Cookie used to identify if the visitor is recurrent.

Persistent cookie that is stored for two years and then deleted.

_gat_gtag_UA_15307134_4

Cookie for user statistics.

Session cookie stored for 10 minutes.

__utmt

Cookie used to calculate website speed.

Session cookie deleted after 10 minutes.

__utma

Cookie used to distinguish visitors and sessions.

Cookie is updated every time the page is visited and collected data are sent to Google Analytics.

Cookie is deleted two years after most recent visit (updated if there is activity).

__utmb

Cookie used to determine new sessions for each visit to the site.

Cookie is updated every time the page is visited and collected data are sent to Google Analytics.

Cookie is deleted 30 minutes after most recent visit (updated if there is activity).

__utmc

Cookie used to determine new sessions for each visit. Cookie is updated every time the page is visited and collected data are sent to Google Analytics.

Session cookie, deleted when the web browser is closed.

__utmz

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your website. Cookie is updated every time the page is visited and collected data are sent to Google Analytics.

Cookie is deleted 6 minutes after most recent visit (updated if there is activity).

_hjIncludedInSample

Cookie used to identify the visitor as unique in Hotjar.

Cookie is stored for one year and updated on repeat visit.

Hotjar and cookies

cookiebanner, AcceptedCookie

Cookie for logic for appearance and function in website cookie banner.

The banner cookie is stored for one year and the acceptance cookie is stored for one month.

Updated 18/01/2018