What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that websites store on the user’s computer in order to identify the computer. Among other things cookies are used to generate statistics about the user’s behavior on the website.
A cookie is a passive file and it can not collect information already stored on the user’s computer, spread computer viruses or other malware.
Following types of cookies are used:
Disqus is used for comment fields in selected sites and makes sure that the author of a post is going to be remembered.
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What happens if I do not accept cookies from english.sim.dk?
The website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior has a few elements that do not work without cookies. When you move around there is a chance that you sometimes can be met with empty fields on the page for which it is told that you need to accept cookies in order to see the content. This is for example the case if you use our comment module.
You can still use the website without accepting cookies.
How do I remove cookies?
When you have accepted cookies from english.sim.dk you can always remove them again by going to this page. As an alternative you can remove the unwanted cookies in the settings of your internet browser.
Why do we inform about cookies?
All Danish websites are committed to inform about what cookies are left on the user’s computer. The information needs to be in correspondence with “Executive Order on Information and Consent Required in Case of Storing or Accessing Information in End-User Terminal Equipment”.
The Executive Order imposes the requirement that the consent of the user should be obtained when the website wants to store cookies on its users’ computer hardware.
Link to the Executive Order (in Danish)
Link to guideline (in Danish)