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Cookies and JavaScript

Örebro University's website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file sent from a web server and stored on your computer or smartphone. These temporary text files are not harmful and do not contain any program code. We use cookies to improve the functionality of the website and to simplify for you, the visitor.

Read more about cookies on the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority’s (PTS) website.

Strictly necessary cookies used on this website

Accepted or denied cookies

Name: Oru-accept-cookies

  • Purpose: The cookie saves whether you accept or reject the website use of cookies. If you click “I accept cookies” the cookie saves the value “oru-accepted”. If you click “No, don’t save any cookies” the cookie saves the value “oru-denied”.
  • Use: To know whether or not you accept that we use cookies. If you deny the use of cookies, closing the web browser window deletes the cookie. If you accept, then cookies are saved in your web browser.
  • Data stored: No personal information, only information about your computer and your web browser.
  • Duration: The cookie is stored for one month from the date of acceptance. If you deny the use of cookies, closing the web browser window deletes the cookie.

Information about an ongoing website visit

  • Name: ASP.NET_Sessionsid
  • Purpose: The cookie is used to register choices you make or services used during your visit on the website, also called a session.
  • Use: Storing the cookie simplifies the use of the website and its services.
  • Data stored: Information about the choices you make during your visit. This cookie does not identify you personally.
  • Duration: Closing the web browser window deletes the cookie.
  • Name: SERVERID
  • Purpose: To know which server you are visiting.
  • Use: The cookie makes it possible to distribute traffic between different servers to provide optimal performance even when there are many visitors on our website.
  • Data stored: Information on which server you are visiting.
  • Duration: Closing the web browser window deletes the cookie.

Information about filling in web forms

  • Name: EPiForm_BID
  • Purpose: A cookie is used when you visit a page with a web form.
  • Use: Used when you fill in a web form so that the webserver can keep track of which form you are filling in.
  • Data stored: No personal information, only information about your computer and your web browser.
  • Duration: The cookie is saved for 90 days.
  • Name: EPiForm_VisitorIdentifier
  • Purpose: A cookie is used when you send in a web form.
  • Use: Used so that the webserver can keep track of which user has sent in which form.
  • Data stored: No personal information, only information about your computer and your web browser.
  • Expires: The cookie is saved for 90 days.

Optional cookies that we use on our website

Statistics about the use of our website

  • Name: _ga, _gid, _gat, siteimproveses och nmstat.
  • Purpose: These cookies collect statistics about the number of visits over time, how long your visit lasts on our website, what pages you visit on our website and what page you as a visitor came from.
  • Use: Cookies allows us to improve your user experience as a visitor on our website.
  • Data stored: No personal information, only information about your computer and your web browser.
  • Duration: The _ga cookie is deleted two years after your previous visit on the website. The _gid cookie is deleted 24 hours after your visit on our website. The _gat cookie is deleted 30 minutes after your visit or after you have been inactive for 30 minutes. The siteimproveses cookie is deleted when you close the web browser. The nmstat cookie is deleted after 1,000 days.

Monitoring advertising

  • Name: doubleclick.net/id
  • Purpose: The cookie is used to recognise you (as a user) when you click on our ads on other places where we have advertised.
  • Use: By tracking users who click on our ads, we can better evaluate the effectiveness of our advertising.
  • Data stored: Information about your computer, your web browser and where you have previously visited our website.
  • Duration: The cookie is saved for two years.

If you do not accept storing cookies

If you do not accept cookies by clicking “No, don’t save any cookies”, then you may also configure your web browser to automatically deny cookies upon all website cookie requests. You can also use your web browser to delete previously stored cookies. Visit your web browser's help for learn how.

If you choose not to accept cookies, then certain functions described above will not function or partially function on our website. Not accepting cookies will also prevent you from logging in to our website.

If you do not want user data collected in advertising or for web statistics by Google's services, then you can use a so-called opt-out extension in your web browser or service from the industry coalition, European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA):

Ads settings for Google Analytics on Google’s website

Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on

Read more about how to activate the service on EDAA’s website

JavaScript

JavaScript is used on our website and by several of our web-based systems, such as Studentforum. These scripts are used, for example, to place the cursor in the correct field in a search form, to verify that specific fields are filled in or to open dialogue boxes. For the best use of the website and our web-based systems, you need to have JavaScript enabled.

Mer information

If you would like information about www.oru.se without using our website, you are welcome to call our switchboard at 019 – 30 30 00.