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About this website and cookies

Mälardalen University's main website – www.mdu.se – contains all-encompassing information about the University and its activities.

Website

www.mdu.se aims to adhere to 24-hour web guidelines and other Swedish and global standards for modern websites (such as The World Wide Web Consortium – w3c.org), which allows it to maintain high standards of accessibility and usability.


Cookies

At Mälardalen University’s website www.mdu.se cookies are used. Cookies are small text files stored on the visitor’s device and which are possible to use to monitor what the visitor does on the website.

There are two types of cookies:

  • apermanent cookie remains on the visitor’s device for a specified time.
  • asession cookie is temporarily stored in the device memory during the time a visitor is using a website. Session cookies disappear when you close down your web browser.

No personal information about the visitor, such as emails or names, is saved.

Mälardalen University uses cookies in the Student Portal to identify the user during the time the person is logged in, and in the Alumni Network, to keep track of the user identity.

To avoid cookies

If you do not accept cookies being used you can close these down in your web browser’s security settings. Please note that the Student Portal requires cookies in order to work; if you have closed down cookies in your web browser you cannot use the Student Portal.

You can also set your web browser so that you get a question each time the website tries to place a cookie on your device. By means of the web browser, previously stored cookies can be deleted; see the web browser’s help pages for more information.


Services that use cookies

Makes our services safe and works as they should. Therefore, they can not be disabled.

Name: sv-cookie-consent
What: Stores cookie consent.
Issuer: Sitevision External link.

Name: JSESSIONID
What: The cookie is used to link the user to a session (your visit).
Issuer: Mälardalen University

Name: SiteVisionLTM
What: Used to keep track of which underlying server the client should communicate with.
Issuer: Sitevision External link.

Name: CONSENT
What: Some videos on the site are embedded from Youtube. When these are played, the video services can use cookies.
Issuer: Youtube External link.

Name: what-intent
What: Determines which device is used to access the web page. This allows the website to be formatted accordingly.
Issuer: Mälardalen University

Name: __cf_bm
What: The cookie is used to distinguish between people and bots. It is beneficial for the website, to make valid reports on the one who uses their website.
Issuer: https://hello.myfonts.net/count External link.

 

Helps us provide improved functionality and customisation.

Name: last10391089
What: Enables, among other things, display of currently most popular pages based on user and behavior patterns.
Issuer: rek.ai Länk till annan webbplats. External link.

Name: rekOrgRef
What: Enables, among other things, display of currently most popular pages based on user and behavior patterns.
Issuer: rek.ai External link.
Länk till annan webbplats. External link.

Name: rektabs
What: Enables, among other things, display of currently most popular pages based on user and behavior patterns.
Issuer: rek.ai External link.
Länk till annan webbplats. External link.

Name: sp10391089
What: Enables, among other things, display of currently most popular pages based on user and behavior patterns.
Issuer: rek.ai External link.
Länk till annan webbplats. External link.

Name: vds10391089
What: Enables, among other things, display of currently most popular pages based on user and behavior patterns.
Issuer: rek.ai External link.


Gives us information about how our website is used that allows us to maintain, operate and improve user experience.

Name: sv-google-analytics
What: Gives us information about how our website is used that allows us to maintain, operate and improve the user experience.
Issuer: Google External link.


Allows us and our affiliates to use customised ads for you based on how you use our site.

Name: _fbp
What: Facebook pixel for retargeting advertising on Facebook.
Issuer: Facebook External link.

Name: _gcl_au
What: Used by GoogleAdSense to experiment with the effectiveness of advertising on websites that use their services.
Issuer: Google External link.

Name: C
What: Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
Issuer: Adform External link.

Name: tr
What: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertising products, e.g. bids in real time from third parties.
Issuer: Adform External link.

Name: uid
What: Registers a user ID that recognises the user's browser when you visit websites that use the same advertising network. It optimises the display of ads based on how visitors move on the site.
Issuer: Adform External link.

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
What: Trying to estimate the speed of the internet connection on pages that have embedded YouTube videos.
Issuer: Youtube External link.

Name: YSC
What: Registers a unique ID to keep track of which embedded YouTube videos the user has watched.
Issuer: Youtube External link.

Name: yt.innertube::nextId
What: Registers a unique ID to keep track of which embedded YouTube videos the user has watched.
Issuer: Youtube External link.

Name: yt.innertube::requests
What: Registers a unique ID to keep track of which embedded YouTube videos the user has watched.
Issuer: Youtube External link.

Name: yt-remote-cast-available
What: Stores the user's video preferences for embedded YouTube videos on the site.
Issuer: Youtube External link.

Name: yt-remote-cast-installed
What: Stores the user's video preferences for embedded YouTube videos on the site.
Issuer: Youtube External link.

Namn: yt-remote-connected-devices
What: Stores the user's video preferences for embedded YouTube videos on the site.
Issuer: Youtube External link.

Name: yt-remote-device-id
What: Stores the user's video preferences for embedded YouTube videos on the site.
Issuer: Youtube External link.

Name: yt-remote-fast-check-period
What: Stores the user's video preferences for embedded YouTube videos on the site.
Issuer: Youtube External link.

Name: yt-remote-session-app
What: Stores the user's video preferences for embedded YouTube videos on the site.
Issuer: Youtube External link.

Name: yt-remote-session-name
What: Stores the user's video preferences for embedded YouTube videos on the site.
Issuer: Youtube External link.


The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, which is the supervisory authority in this area, provides further information about cookies on their website.

Post and Telecom Authority’s Q&A about cookies External link.

 

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