About cookies

Information about the use of cookies on bioarctic.se. The following describes BioArctic’s use of cookies on this website and how you can block or erase cookies.

Except for the cookies that are absolutely necessary for the site to work, we will only use cookies if you have allowed us to do so by ticking the Yes box in the banner that pops up when you first enter the page. If you choose not to accept cookies you might not be able to use all parts of the website and some parts of the site might not work correctly.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files with information stored on your computer (or other device you use to access the website) when you visit a website. A cookie will typically contain the name of the site that the cookie came from, how long the cookie will be stored and a number (usually a randomly generated unique number). Cookies are used to make websites work more effectively but also to provide certain information to the owner of a website. Cookies make it possible to distinguish different users from each other, which can give each user a more personalized and positive experience of the website.

What does BioArctic use cookies for?

BioArctic uses cookies needed for the site to work correctly and are necessary for you to navigate around the website and use its features. You do not have to approve the use of these vital cookies as they are required for us to provide the services you request.

The website also uses cookies which make it possible to optimize the website’s functions to improve your experience and to individualize future visits, by remembering your user preferences.

Cookies that are used on the BioArctic’s website

There are three types of cookies on the website:

  • Long-term cookies, i.e. Cookies that saves a file on your device for an extended period. Long-term cookies are used, for example, with functions which describe what information is new since you last visited the site. How long the cookie remains on your device depends on the lifetime of the specific cookie and your browser settings.
  • Session cookies, i.e. cookies that are temporarily stored in your devise’s memory while you are visiting a website and when you’re navigating on a page. Session cookies are used, for example, to determine what language you have chosen. When you leave a site the session cookies used are deleted.
  • Third-party cookies, i.e. cookies that belong to domains other than those shown in the address bar. Third-party Cookies allows for tracking of the user’s browsing history.

The table below lists the individual cookies used on our website, their purpose, what information the cookie saves, if it is a long-term cookie, a session cookie [or a third-party cookie], the retention period of every cookie that is stored on the hard disk and whether the information comes from, or are disclosed to third parties.

Cookie Purpose Stored information Retention Sharing
__atuvc (www.bioarctic.se) This cookie is created by AddThis.com, a social sharing service run by Clearspring Technologies Inc. The cookie is used to make sure the user sees the correct updated count if they share a page. Share count cache 2 years No sharing
__atuvs (www.bioarctic.se) This cookie is created by AddThis.com, a social sharing service run by Clearspring Technologies Inc. The cookie is used to make sure the user sees the correct updated count if they share a page. Share count cache 2 years No sharing
cookie_enabled (www.bioarctic.se) This cookie is used to determine if Cookies are accepted by the visitor. A string “yes” or “no” 7 hours No sharing
PHPSESSID (www.bioarctic.se) This cookie is used by the website to set session preferences. No personal data is stored. A random hash value One session No sharing
wordpress_test_cookie (www.bioarctic.se) This cookie tests the visitors browser to see if it supports WordPress Login. A string “WP+Cookie+check” 1 year No sharing
_ga (bioarctic.se) Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users. An encrypted hash string. 2 years No sharing
_gid (bioarctic.se) Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users. An encrypted hash string. 24 hours No sharing
_gat (bioarctic.se) Google Analytics cookie used to throttle request rate. An encrypted hash string. 2 years No sharing
__utma (bioarctic.se) Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. An encrypted hash string. 2 years No sharing
__utmt (bioarctic.se) Google Analytics cookie used to throttle request rate. An encrypted hash string. 10 minutes No sharing
__utmb (bioarctic.se) Google Analytics cookie used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. An encrypted hash string. 30 minutes No sharing
__utmz (bioarctic.se) Google Analytics cookie stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. An encrypted hash string. 6 months No sharing
__utmv (bioarctic.se) Google Analytics cookie used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. An encrypted hash string. 2 years No sharing

AddThis, third-party cookies

BioArctic uses the AddThis sharing buttons and platform to allow for you as a user to share content through email, social networking websites, blogs etc.

If you send an email using an AddThis-button AddThis Inc will use your email address, the email address of the person (or people) to whom you are sending the content, and the content in the accompanying message (if you chose to write one).

AddThis will use this personal data only to send the email on your behalf and the data is not combined with any other personal data collected. AddThis’s possibility to use and share information collected by AddThis about your visits to our website is restricted by the AddThis Terms of Service, available at www.addthis.com/tos and the AddThis Privacy Policy, available at www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy.

Google Analytics, third-party cookies

BioArctic uses the tool “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of the Website. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit the Website and what other websites they used prior to visiting the Website. BioArctic uses the information to improve the Website’s technical performance, to optimise the performance of the Website’s features, to improve your experience of the Website, to better tailor the Website to your interests and needs and to make the Website easier to use. Google Analytics collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit the Website. BioArctic does not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with other personally identifiable information.

Google’s possibility to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to our Website is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service, available at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html and the Google Privacy Policy, available at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

How to block and/or delete cookies

Most browsers have a default setting that accept the use of cookies. You can change these settings so that you are warned whenever a cookie is sent to your device, or create a main rule, which means that cookies are blocked. You can also choose to delete all the cookies that are stored on your device.

Instructions on how to delete stored cookies or change your cookie settings is specified in the browser’s help function. If you use different devices to view and access the website, you have to ensure that the browser on each device is adjusted to your preferences regarding cookies.

Changes in these guidelines and any questions

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us at info@bioarctic.se.

BioArctic may update this information from time to time. The date of the last update is August 10, 2017.