Legal information – about cookies, personal data and the principle of public access to official documents

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that a website stores on the visitor's computer. They facilitate monitoring of the visitor's activity on the website and enable the visitor to save personal settings.

There are two types of cookies:

  • A session cookie is stored in the computer's memory temporarily, whilst the visitor is browsing the website. Session cookies disappear when the web browser is closed.
  • A persistent cookie remains on the visitor's computer until removed by the user.

How the Debt Office uses cookies

At riksgalden.se, we use both session cookies and persistent cookies so that you can make full use of the services the website has to offer. Session cookies are used for handling information that you provide in certain applications, and when you log in to the subscription service. Persistent cookies are used to gather statistics on visits to the website in order to understand how the website is used and create a basis for improvement.

Turning off cookies

If you do not wish to accept the use of cookies, you can switch them off in your web browser's security settings.

You can also set your browser to prompt you every time a website attempts to place a cookie on your computer. Via the web browser, previously stored cookies can also be deleted. Check your web browser's website for more information.

More detailed provisions on cookies can be found in the Electronic Communications Act (2003:389). The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority is a supervisory authority in the area and can provide additional information on the Act.

Personal data

The personal data that you submit to the Debt Office via this website is processed in accordance with the Personal Data Act (1998:204). The purpose of the Personal Data Act is to protect individuals from violation of their privacy via the processing of personal data. Personal data can be all manner of information which can be linked to an individual, whether directly or indirectly.

If you submit personal data via this website and the data is processed by us, you will receive information on the reason for this when you submit the data.

The right to request information

According to the Personal Data Act you are entitled once per year, following written application, to receive information on how we process your personal data. If we process your personal data, you also have the right to request that the data be amended, blocked or erased if it is not processed in accordance with the Personal Data Act.

If you have questions or would like to request information, you can contact us in writing via e-mail: riksgalden@riksgalden.se or at our postal address: Riksgälden, 103 74 Stockholm.

More detailed provisions on the processing of personal data can be found in the Personal Data Act (1998:204). The Data Inspection Board is a supervisory authority in this area and can provide additional information on the Act.

Liability for content

Our goal is for the content of the website to be up-to-date and accurate, but there may still be inaccuracies and outdated information.

Sometimes we link to external websites. Our goal is to keep links up-to-date, but they can change without our knowledge.

The principle of public access to official documents

The Debt Office is a government agency and is subject to the principle of public access to official documents. This means that messages sent to us become public documents, which may be disclosed in accordance with the principle of public access to official documents. Read more about the principle of public access to official documents on the government's website.