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About this website and cookies

Mälardalen University's main website – www.mdh.se – contains all-encompassing information about the University and its activities. Under the main navigation you will find central university-wide information.


www.mdh.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.


At Mälardalen University’s website www.mdh.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 to manage choices of language. They are also used on 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.

More information about cookies

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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