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Cookies on the Ministry websites

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs runs about 150 websites. Apart from the main website um.dk there are a great number of websites connected to the Danish missions abroad as well as a number of campaign sites related to other activities of the Ministry.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are used by practically all websites. In some cases cookies are the only way to get a website to work as intended.

A cookie is a file, which is placed on your computer og other IT equipment.  It makes it possible to recognise your computer and gather information about which pages and functions hvilke sider  are accessed with your browser. Cookies gather information in anonymised form and cannot spread computer virus and other harmful programmes.

Cookies on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not save cookies on your computer unless you have accepted them. If cookies are accepted we use them to collect information about how the website is used, enabling us to continuously improve the user-friendliness. Information in statistics is anonymous and cannot be traced back to specific users.

The following types of cookies are used on um.dk and other ministry websites:

Sitecore cookies:

Sitecore Analytics contains a randomly generated ID used for identification of your browser. The browser cookie is only available to the web editors and used for analyses of visitors’ use of the ministry’s websites only. We do not currently use data gathered using Sitecore Analytics.

Choice of language:

A cookie is stored with the visitors choice of language. It is not set until a language on a ministry website is actively chosen. When a visitor visits one of the ministry’s websites again the website will by default be shown in the chosen language.

Add This Cookies:

The third party component AddThis is used on the ministry websites. AddThis makes it easy for users to share articles and other pages via social networks and email. AddThis uses cookies, but none of these include personally identifiable information.

WebTV cookie:

The Ministry’s video platform sets a cookie when a page with videos is accessed. The cookie collects data about which videos have been watched, how many minutes have been played, etc. When the browser is closed the cookie is deleted.

Using cookies for statistics

The first time you visit our website you will see a banner at the top of the page containing information about usage of cookies for the purpose of gathering statistics. The banner also gives you a choice whether to reject or accept cookies. If you choose to reject the cookies set by the website, we will use a cookie to remember your choice. If you wish to avoid cookies altogether, you will have to disable cookies in your browser.

If you go to another page without clicking ”No thanks to cookies for statistics” a cookie will be set to collect statistics and the banner at the top will disappear. We use the statistics to improve the user experience. The information in the statistics is anonymous and cannot be coupled with the individual user.

If you wish to avoid cookies altogether, you must disable cookies in your browser. However, please note that if you disable cookies, login information will not be saved on your pc, so you have to type user name, password and / or e-mail every time and 3rd party tools (e.g. AddThis or webTV) may not perform properly.

Click here to read how you reject or delete cookies i forskellige browsere (on erhvervsstyrelsen.dk)

Read the Executive Order on Information and Consent Requiring in Case of Storing or Accessing Information in End-User Terminal Equipment (pdf)