According to the Swedish Electronic Communications Act, everyone who visits a website must be informed about what cookies are used for and be given the opportunity to avoid such use.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small line of text (a text file) that the website you visit saves on your computer. If you set any preferences or choices on the website, that information may be saved in a cookie. The next time you visit that website, you avoid the inconvenience of setting the same preferences. Instead, the cookie will notify the website that you, the visitor, have been there before and what your preferences are. If you change the settings on the website, the old cookie will be replaced with a new one on your computer. Cookies are, therefore, used for practical reasons to make visiting a particular website more convenient for you, the visitor.
There are two types of cookie, both used on capish.com. One is saved only temporarily and will disappear when you close your browser. This type of cookie is used when the visitor logs on to capish.com.
The other type is stored for an extended period as a file on your computer and used when you revisit the website. This cookie is used to save the settings you make under the Customize heading.
How to avoid cookies
If you want to avoid cookies, the easiest way is to change the settings for Internet security in the browser you use.
For example, in the Internet Explorer browser, you can go under Tools --> Internet Options --> Security --> Custom Level and choose not to allow cookies on to your computer. You can also choose to be asked each time if you want to accept a cookie before it is stored on your computer.
The Swedish Electronic Communications Act
For more information on the Electronic Communications Act (SFS 2003:389), please visit the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority's website, www.pts.se (link opens in a new window).