Cookies at riksbank.se

We use cookies for visitors to the Riksbank's websites. They are used to collect 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 so that the file 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?

By changing 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, the website may not function quite as well.

The following cookies are on riksbank.se

The concept of a ‘session’ is often 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.

__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 Episerver forms

  • .EPiForm_BID
  • .EPiForm_VisitorIdentifier
  • __RequestVerificationToken

These cookies are used to verify the user when a form is submitted. .EPiForm_BID and .EPiForm_VisitorIdentifier are saved for 90 days. __RequestVerificationToken is a session cookie that is 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.

_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

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 30/01/2020

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