Cookie policy

AFFAIRS’ use of cookies

On our website, we use cookies in order to give you the best possible experience when you visit the site and for marketing purposes.

1. What is a cookie and what is it used for?

A cookie is a small text file that the website stores on your computer (or a similar device, such as a tablet or mobile phone).

There are two types of cookies - persistent cookies and session cookies. This website uses both types of cookies. Persistent cookies are stored as a file on your computer for a certain period of time until they are deleted by the visitor to the website or the server that sent them. Session cookies are stored temporarily while the visitor is browsing on a webpage and disappear when the visitor closes its web browser.

Cookies are either first party cookies or third party cookies. First party cookies are placed by the website you visit, while third party cookies are placed by another party/website than the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are for example often used by advertising networks to identify a particular user and to use the information about how the user has consumed content on the various websites and to provide (personalized) marketing on the various websites in the network.

2. Cookies on our websites

The following table lists the types of cookies placed on our websites, their function, purposes for which data is collected and how long the data collected by cookies is kept.

2.1 Marketing cookies/technologies

  • Facebook Pixel

  • Google Ads

Purposes and collected data

These marketing cookies and technologies are used to measure statistics related our website visitors usage of the website. Such statistics and information will be used to follow-up on sales campaigns and marketing activities.  

These cookies are also used for “retargeting”. This means that we, via the use of cookies, identify you as a visitor on our website in order to provide you with marketing from us when you visit another website. This may for instance be the case at Facebook via the use of their Facebook Pixel. We can also choose not to provide you with marketing, but instead direct our marketing to individuals who have not visited our website. Marketing may also be customized based on these cookies; e.g. by sending you marketing to products, services or functions which you have showed interest for on our website by clicking on information related to these products, services etc.]

The data collected is [IP address, i.e. a unique ID (a combination of digits/numbers) which recognizes you when you visit other websites; this ID is used for the remarketing explained above.] 

Disclosure to third parties?

  • Google - read more about marketing via Google's cookies here and how you can change your browser settings for personalized marketing here.

  • Facebook – you can opt out from personalized marketing on Facebook by changing your ad settings on your Facebook account.]

2.2 Functional cookies

Name of cookie(s)

  • Google Analytics (first party cookie, persistent)

Purposes and collected data 
These cookies are used for providing functions on our website and to optimize the websites' functionality, technically and visually. These cookies do not collect any other information but your IP address.] 

Disclosure to third parties?

  • Google – read more about how Google uses information about your usage of Google's website(s) here and how you can choose to turn off Google Analytics marketing functions by changing your settings for personalized ads here.

AFFAIRS’ website may, on occasion, embed content and sharing tools from social networks such as Instagram. The suppliers of these services may, as a consequence, use cookies on YA!'s website. YA! has no access to, and no control over, these cookies or the information they collect. You should check the websites of the suppliers concerned for further information about these cookies and how you can opt out of receiving them. [In the tables above there are, for some cookies, links to additional information. We encourage you to read such texts for more information.] 

3. Consent to the use of cookies

According to the Swedish Act on Electronic Communication (SFS 2003:389), everyone who visits a website with cookies shall have access to information that the website contains cookies and how such cookies are used. The visitor must also consent to the use of cookies. By browsing our website and taking part of this information, you consent to the use of cookies. 

For information on how not to accept and to remove cookies, see the next session.  

4. If you do not want to accept cookies

You can choose to block cookies through the settings in your browser so that it automatically denies the retention of cookies or informs you whenever a website requests to place a cookie. You can also delete already placed cookies in your browser. Exactly how this is done differs between different browsers and you can read more about this in the instructions for your browser or in the help function that most browsers have. Some service providers, e.g. Google, also provide their own opt out tool that you can read more about on their websites. 

Visit www.aboutcookies.org for more information on how to handle and remove cookies.

It should be noted that blocking cookies might result in you not having full access to all pages and functions on our website. It may also affect your user experience negatively.