Personal Data & Cookies

About Your Personal Data

In conjunction with the EU’s new law on data protection (GDPR) Visit Skåne would like to inform you how we process your personal data. Please read more on

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We collect information about you using “cookies” and similar technologies, such as “tracking pixels”. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by Websites you visit. Tracking pixels are small blocks of code on a webpage or app used to track your usage information. On 25 May 2011, Directive 2009/136/EC, (the "Cookies Directive"), which amends Directive 2002/58/EC, came into force in the European Union (EU). Among other things, this Directive states that "the storing of information or the gaining of access to information already stored, in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is only allowed on condition that the subscriber or user concerned has given his or her consent, having been provided with clear and comprehensive information". This document contains a description of the cookies and similar technologies used on

You can change your preference and revoke your consent for analytics cookies at any time by clicking the button below. Your cookie settings will then be cleared, and you can make a new choice. Or you can manage these cookies through your web browser setting.

Cookies Used On This Website

Below, you will find a list cookies created and read when browsing 

  • _ga (persistent, first party) – This cookie is used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors / users through a random number as a customer ID. ID is included in each page load time of the website and are used to collect user session and campaign data for statistical reports. The cookie is by default set to expire after 2 years, this can be adjusted by the site owner.
  • _gat (persistent, first party) – This cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle the rate of access requests (limits the collection of data on high traffic sites). It expires after 10 minutes.
  • pageviews, startTime & trackedQuality (session, first party) – The files generated by our own JavaScript to collect selected events as the visitor performs on the site. The aim is to improve the user experience and relevance to the visitor based on the site's digital goal.
  • nmstat (persistent, first party) – Used by Siteimprove remembering how the browser uses the site, including when readers visited the site last. Siteimprove is a diagnostic tool that helps us to repair broken links and improve SEO and accessibility of the site.

About Google Analytics cookies

The information generated by Google Analytics cookies through your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This information is used to evaluate visitor statistics. For example, we use reports of visits to the site to improve both content and navigation and structure. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate IP addresses with other data held by Google.


  • has_js (session, first party) – This cookie is created by the Drupal content management system, and is used to detect whether the visitor's browser has JavaScript enabled. The main purpose is to maintain basic functionality of the site as interactivity, navigation and event tracking.

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Further Reading

Information about cookies

For more information on the EU Cookie Directive, visit Cookiepedia at

Useful information about the technical aspects of cookies can be found at: