A cookie is a small text file which is saved on your computer when you visit a website. Websites use cookies to facilitate the user experience and make various functions available to the visitor.

There are several types of cookies. Some cookies will be deleted later on (permanent cookies) and others will disappear when you close your browser (session cookies). First-party cookies are set up by the website visited whereas third-party cookies are set up by a completely different web server.

If you do not want any cookies being used it is possible to change the security settings in your browser, choosing either not to receive any cookies at all, or to being asked every time a website attempts to store a cookie on your computer. How to do this may vary depending on the browser used; refer to the help pages of your browser for more information. Refusing to accept cookies may lead to reduced functioning of the websites you are visiting.

The SGU website uses cookies

Our website and digital services use first-party cookies only. Both session cookies and cookies which are deleted later on are used. These cookies are necessary for the website and services to function safely and to make things easier for you as a user. The cookies are also used to enable functions appreciated by the user, such as the saving of searches and other activities. We do not use third-party cookies.

The following cookies are used on the SGU website and in our digital services:


This essential cookie contains a so-called Session ID to identify an anonymous visit on the website. One of its uses is to remember where the visitor has been. This is a session cookie which is deleted when the browser is closed.


These permanent cookies are set up by the website when arriving at and filling in a website form. They are necessary in order to identify and verify who sent the form. These cookies are removed after three months.


This is a necessary session cookie which is set up by the website when a contact form is used. This cookie will prevent hackers from sending damaging code through web forms, so-called Cross-Site Request Forgery. It also guarantees that the person opening the form is the person sending it. It does not contain any information on the user and is automatically removed when the browser is closed.


This is a session cookie set up by a number of our digital services, e.g. the Map Viewer (Kartvisaren) and Geolagret. This cookie will remember your visit while it is ongoing and accompanies you through various steps on the way. You may receive different JSESSIONID-cookies depending on the service used. The services need the cookies in order to function. The cookies do not contain any information about the user and are removed when the browser is closed.


This permanent cookie is set up when using Geolagret and is used to save searches made within this service. It will be removed after one year.

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You can read more about cookies and the legislation governing their usage at the website of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority.

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Last reviewed 2023-05-11