A cookie is a data file that is temporarily saved on your hard disk. Cookies are used by just about all websites, and in some cases cookies are the only way to get a website to work as it is intended.
A cookie contains a randomly generated ID that makes it possible to recognise your computer and collect information on which pages and functions you visit in your browser. Cookies do not, however, show who you are, your name or where you live, nor can they spread computer viruses or other malware.
For example, a cookie can be used to remember the text size on the website if you choose to change it. That way the next time you visit us, the text will be the same size. Similarly, we send a cookie if you evaluate our pages using the "thumbs up and "thumbs down" buttons at the bottom of the page. This is how we can ensure that pages can only be evaluated once per user.
Cookies for statistics
Consumereurope.dk also uses Google Analytics to collect statistics on user behaviour on the site. We use this information to understand what our users want and how we best can present the relevant information to our users.
Google stores information on traffic on the website on their own servers, but we anonymise the IP addresses by hiding the last eight digits. It is therefore impossible to identify the individual user via the data collected by Google. You can find out more about how Google treats your data here.
Reject or delete cookies
You can always reject cookies on your computer by changing your browser settings. Where you find the settings depends on which browser you use. However, please note that if you do reject cookies, there are many functions and services you will not be able to use because they require that the website can remember the choices you make.
It is possible to delete cookies individually or all at once on all browsers. Where you can do this depends on which browser you use. Follow the links below for instructions for your browser. If you use more than one browser, remember to delete cookies on all of them.
See also this guide to deleting cookies on the most common browsers:
- Guide to deleting cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Guide to deleting cookies in Mozilla Firefox browser
- Guide to deleting cookies in Google Chrome browser
- Guide to deleting cookies in Opera browser
- Guide to deleting flash cookies (applies to all browsers)
We must inform you of how we register data
All Danish websites are required to inform users about which cookies it sends to their computer. Furthermore, the information must comply with the Danish Executive Order on Information and Consent Requiring in Case of Storing or Accessing Information in End-User Terminal Equipment, which is part of the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications.
Find out more about the cookie regulations on the Danish Business Authority's website.