What is a cookie?
Cookies are used by practically all websites.
A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer or other IT equipment. The cookie makes it possible to recognise your computer and gather information on which sites and functions you visit with your browser. Cookies cannot see who you are, your name, where you live or whether the computer is used by one or more individuals. It cannot spread computer viruses or other harmful programmes.
Cookies at ombudsmanden.dk
Cookies are placed on your computer when you click on a film (from YouTube).
Cookies are also placed on your computer when you change or cancel your subscription for news from the Ombudsman.
How to reject or delete cookies
If you wish to avoid cookies completely, you must set your browser to reject cookies.
Access to the settings for turning off cookies depends on which browser you use. However, please note that if you do turn off cookies, there will be functions and services which you will not be able to use, as they depend on the website being able to remember your choices.
All browsers allow you to delete cookies, either one at a time or all at once. How you do this, depends on which browser you use.
- See instructions from the Danish Business Authority on where to access instructions for your particular browser
The cookie executive order
All Danish websites are obliged to tell users which cookies they store on the user’s equipment. The information must be in accordance with the Executive Order on Information and Consent Requiring in Case of Storing and Accessing Information in End-user Terminal Equipment.
The Executive Order requires that informed consent is obtained from the user when websites wish to store cookies on the user’s IT equipment.