Cookie Statement

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how I use it and why I sometimes need to store these cookies. I will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How I Use Cookies
I use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Tracking cookies
If you create an account with me then I will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out. I use cookies when you are logged in so that I can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in. This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users. This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

Google Analytics
A cookie from the American company Google is placed via this website as part of the "Analytics" service. I use this service to keep track of and get reports on how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or insofar as third parties process the information on Google's behalf. I have no influence on this. I have allowed Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.

The information that Google collects is made anonymous as much as possible. Your IP address is explicitly not given. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data. read it privacy policyfrom Google for more information and Google Analytics privacy policy.

Social Media
This website includes buttons to promote or share web pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work by using pieces of code that come from the social media platforms themselves. Cookies are placed through this code. I have no influence on that. Read the Facebook privacy statementand the Twitter privacy statement(which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies. ”

De informatie die ze verzamelen wordt zo veel mogelijk geanonimiseerd. De informatie wordt overgebracht naar en door Twitter, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, … opgeslagen op servers in de Verenigde Staten. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook en Google + stellen zich te houden aan de Safe Harbor principes en zijn aangesloten bij het Safe Harbor-programma van het Amerikaanse Ministerie van Handel. Dit houdt in dat er sprake is van een passend beschermingsniveau voor de verwerking van eventuele persoonsgegevens.

I offer you the possibility to automatically receive new blog posts and a newsletter in your mailbox. With that I want to inform you and other interested parties about matters related to my life and / or Sweden. Your e-mail address will only be added to the list of subscribers with your permission. Each e-mail message contains a link that you can use to unsubscribe. The subscriber file is not provided to third parties.

Right to view and correct or delete your data
You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data. See my contact details for this. To prevent abuse, I can ask you to identify yourself adequately. When it comes to access to personal data linked to a cookie, you must send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find this in the settings of your browser. ”

Disabling Cookies
More information about switching on and off and removing cookies can be found in the instructions and / or with the help function of your browser.

Delete tracking cookies placed by third parties
Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties who, among other things, display advertisements to you via our website. You can delete these cookies centrally via Your Online Choices so that they are not placed back on a third-party website.

More information about cookies?
You can find more information about cookies on the following websites:
Consumers Association: "What are cookies?"
Consumers Association: "What are cookies for?"
Consumers Association: "Delete cookies"
Consumers Association: "Disable cookies"
Your Online Choices: "A guide to online behavioral advertising"

Expandinavia / Touch of Sweden
Katrien Philips
Skepplandavägen 99
441 91 Alingsås - Sweden
+49 706 43 44 37

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