We use various types of cookies on our website. Here you can read about cookies, and how you as user can determine what information is stored using the cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your computer and contains information about your visit to our website.

How cookies are used

The cookies are used for website statistics. The statistics help us to understand how the website is used, and howwe can make it better for our visitors. We also measure visitor flows between the website and other digital services and websites provided by the Swedish Research Council. We analyse the website statistics using the tool Google Analytics.There are also cookies that store settings you have made yourself on the website.

You can turn cookies off

You can choose to turn off the feature that stores cookies in your browser. If you do this, no cookies will be stored, but you will also not be able to use certain features on the website. You can also delete your browser’s cookie history later.

You can search on the internet for instructions about how to

  • turn cookies off
  • check what cookies are already stored on your computer
  • delete stored cookies in your browse


Cookie name Purpose Third party Life time Provider
_ga Web analytics Yes 2 years Google Analytics
_gat Web analytics Yes 10 minutes Google Analytics
_gid Web analytics Yes Google Analytics
pll_language Stores language preference Yes 1 year PolyLang
wp-settings Customizes the view of the front-end of the website No Session time WordPress
wordpress_test_cookie Checks if the browser has cookies enabled No Session time WordPress
lang Sets default website language No Session time WordPress
__unam Sharing to social networks No Session time ShareThis
__stid; __stidv Displays sharing options No Session time Simple Share Buttons Adder


Published on 5 March 2021


Updated on 5 March 2021