All websites use “cookies” to function optimally. A “cookie” is a data file that is stored on the hard drive. It contains a randomly generated ID and its purpose is to collect information as to how the website is used by the user. The user or the user’s location is not identified, because the IP address of the computer is partially hidden. A cookie does not spread viruses or malicious programs.
Vistas.dk uses Google Analytics to collect statistics about user behaviour on the website. In this case it is Google that stores a cookie on your hard drive, which then collects statistics. The statistics are used to further develop and improve the website so that it works optimally for users.
A Google cookie remains on the disk until it is actively removed by the user. See below for links to instructions for deleting cookies in popular browsers. The deletion may affect some features of the website and reduce access to some services.
How to delete cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer
How to delete cookies in the Mozilla Firefox browser
How to delete cookies in the Google Chrome browser
How to delete cookies in the Opera browser
How to delete flash cookies (can be used in all browsers)
Danish websites are obliged to inform users about which cookies are stored on the hard drive and what their function is. This must be done in accordance with the “Notice of the right to information and consent for storage of and access to information on end-user terminal equipment”. The notice is part of an EU directive on the protection of privacy in electronic communications.
Read more about rules for cookies on the Danish Business Authority website.