Legal information

The Personal Data Act (1998:204), cookies and scripts

This website logs visitor information. The sole purpose of this is to gather statistics on the number of visitors, the duration of visits and what pages are most frequently visited. Information sent to the Swedish Security Service, via e-mail or through the forms available on the website is recorded in our register. Personal data received is entered and processed in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Data Act and the Police Data Act. Such data may be disclosed upon request unless assessed to be covered by the secrecy provisions contained in the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act.

Cookies and scripts

This website does not use cookies. Instead, the Google Analytics tool is used to obtain a view of how visitors use the website. Google Analytics uses cookies. Please read more below. For technical reasons, scripts are used to open links or documents in new windows and for the website tip form. These pages can be accessed even if you choose not to use scripts. However, the search function also uses scripts and is unavailable to visitors whose computers do not support scripts.

Cookies are text-based data files which a website may request to store on a visitor’s computer. These are then used to offer visitors access to various functions or services available on the website.

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings in your web browser.

Scripts are text files with instructions or commands for computer software or operating systems.

Analytics tool for web statistics

The Swedish Security Service uses Google Analytics to obtain a view of how visitors use the website. This tool uses cookies to determine the duration of visits and the number of web page views, to keep track of how visitors found the website and to identify unique visitors. The information created by the cookies when you visit the website, along with your IP address, is forwarded to and stored by Google on servers located in the USA. The purpose of doing this is to evaluate how the website is used, so that its contents, navigation and structure may be improved. Google may share this information with a third party should this be required by law or in cases where third party contractors process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not match IP addresses with other data at Google’s disposal. The Security Service has set up Google Analytics so that the tool will anonymise the information stored by Google. This is carried out by Google Analytics truncating each IP address, removing the last few digits, before storing the information with Google.