Today, cookies are used by almost all websites and are in many cases necessary to provide a specific service on the website.
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A cookie is a small text file which is stored on the user’s PC, smartphone, or other IT equipment allowing the website to recognise the equipment. Cookies may for instance be used for the purpose of preparing statistics of the users’ website use and for optimisation of website contents. A cookie is a passive file and cannot collect information from the user’s computer or spread computer virus or other harmful programs.
Cookies can be divided into first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are cookies that the owner of the website, i.e. [The Agency for Culture and Palaces], places and uses. Third-party cookies are cookies that someone else other than the owner of the website places and uses. Some types of cookies are only stored on your device as long as your browser is open, so-called session cookies. Other types of cookies are stored on your device for a longer period of time, so-called persistent cookies. When the user revisits a website, new session cookies will be placed, while persistent cookies will be renewed.
Acceptance of cookies on our websites
How to reject and delete cookies
You have the option of rejecting cookies on your computer by changing the settings in your browser. The location of your browser settings depends on the browser that you use. However, please be aware that if you disable cookies, you cannot use the features that require websites to remember your choices.
All browsers allow you to delete cookies either individually or all at once. How you do so depends on the browser that you use. If you use several browsers, you need to delete cookies in all of them individually.
If you use a PC, you may delete cookies by using the shortcut keys [CTRL]+[SHIFT]+[Delete].
If this does not work, or if you use, for example, a MAC computer, you must click on the link in the browser you use:
Processing of personal data and cookies
You can read more about how we process your personal data in our personal data policy.
Why do we inform users about cookies?
All Danish websites are are obligated to inform users about the cookies that are placed on the users’ devices.
The information must be in accordance with the Executive Order on Information and Consent required in case of Storing or Accessing Information in End-user Terminal Equipment (the “Cookie Order”).
You can read more about cookies in the Cookie Order (Cookiebekendtgørelsen) and the Cookie Guidelines (Cookievejldningen), which you can find links to below:
All public authorities are required by the General Data Protection Regulation to have a Data Protection Officer (DPO) whom you can contact if you have any questions regarding cookies and personal data.
Torsten Friis is the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for the Agency for Culture and Palaces and can be contacted on e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Agency for Culture and Palaces’ main telephone number +45 33 95 42 00.