Cookies (Information Capsules)

You may also be interested in our privacy policy.

We use cookies on this website. This page contains general information on what kind of cookies we use, what kind of information that is stored, the purpose of the storage and who is retaining the information. Norwegian law of electronic communication specifies that we must inform all our visitors on the use of information capsules (cookies). §2-7b, on use of information capsules/cookies says:

  • The storage of information on user communication devices, or access to such, is not allowed without informing the user about which pieces of information that are stored, the purpose of storage, who is using the information, and who has granted acceptance of such use. The prior sentence does not block technical storage or admission to information:
    • With the sole purpose of transmitting communication in an electronic communication network.
    • That is necessary to deliver information of public service when the user has requested such delivery.

Cookies used on this website.

Google Analytics

This is a very common analysis tool to analyse user behaviour on a web site. Google Analytics is a service from Google that makes it possible to quantify visitors, page views, traffic sources, time spent, geographical location and much more. To store information on visitors and the user patterns, Google Analytics make use of several different cookies. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics is available here.


We make use of the security service provided by CloudFlare, which sets the cookie named __cfduid.

The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the specific visitor’s machine is trusted (e.g. because they’ve completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows CloudFlare to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID, and does not store any personally identifiable information.

More information on the cookie set by CloudFlare is available here.

What type of Information that is stored?

On this web site, information is stored according to the above mentioned description and methods.

The purpose of storage.

The purpose is to gather statistics and behavioural patterns to create a better website, by optimizing and adjusting the content.

Who processes the information?

The owners of this web site has an agreement with companies that create online statistics. We protect the personal details you give us and make sure that the use is in compliance with Norwegian law on protection of private information (Personopplysningsloven). As an example, this applies to the information you hand over by submitting forms. The owners of this web site confirm that this information is treated with caution and only used to the purpose stated in the section above.

General information of cookies

As of today, most websites make use of so called cookies (information capsules), to gather statistics and process log-ins. Cookies are tiny bits of information stored by your browser, on your hardware.
The same bits of information are not transferred, if you open another kind of browser on your hardware. A cookie usually consists of the following four parameters:

  • The name of the information capsule
  • The content/information
  • How long the information capsule is stored on your hardware
  • Which domain the the information capsule belongs to

Due to the latter point, only this domain has access to read the content of the information capsule when you visit a website.

You can turn off cookies

You have full access to turn off cookies in your browser, but be aware that many websites will cease to function as a result. For example, you will not be able to make a purchase in web shops or log on to social medias such as Facebook, Twitter and so on. Read more about how to change cookie settings on each individual browsers page:

You can delete cookies

You can delete cookies through the settings in your browser. If you do not adjust your settings to block cookies, they will reoccur next time you enter a website that makes use of cookies.

Learn more about cookies

The Postal- and Telecommunications Board enforce the “cookie law”. Read statements issued by the Postal- and Telecommunications Board related to the E-Com Law here. The Privacy Regulators (Datatilsynet) have themselves stated that they are against the current policy, that requires websites to inform users about the use of  cookies. The reason being that it is inconvenient and hard to enforce. The “Cookie Law” came into power on the 1st of July 2013, read the related statement issued by the Privacy Regulators (Datatilsynet) here.