Cookies and JavaScript

Orebro University's website, and several of our related web-based systems, use cookies.

A cookie is a small text file sent from our web server and stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Temporary cookies – also called session cookies – are stored temporarily on your computer and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. If you do not allow these cookies, then we cannot guarantee the proper functionality of our site or our web-based systems, since they are used for various functions, such as allowing you to login to our systems.

www.oru.se uses cookies for login, questionnaires and visitor statistics. No personal information such as name, email, login details or answers in questionnaires, are stored in the cookie.

Two types of cookies are used:

  1. Session (functionality) cookies are used while you are using the site/system, to enhance functionality.
  2. Permanent (performance) cookies are stored for a specific time, for visitor statistics, web surveys and to accept cookies.

Session cookies at www.oru.se:

  • ASP.NET_SessionId
  • SERVERID
  • wsiTester

Permanent cookies at www.oru.se:

  • Name: _ga
    Purpose: Web statistics
    Time: 2 years
  • Name: VISITED_4835
    Purpose: Saves whether the user has declined or has already filled in a questionnaire
    Time: 1 month
  • Oru-accept-cookies
    Purpose: Used to know that the user acknowledged that we use cookies on the website
    Time: Continuous

If you do not accept the use of cookies, you can turn off cookies in your browser's security settings.

You can also set your browser to ask every time a website tries to place a cookie on your computer and also to delete previously stored cookies. For more information, see your browser's help pages.

For more information on cookies, we suggest that you please visit the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority's (PTS) website

JavaScript is used on our website and in 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 certain fields are filled in or to open dialog boxes. For the best use of the website and our web-based systems, you need to have JavaScript enabled.