The website cookies policy is as follows:

1. Use of cookies

This website (the “Website”) uses cookies. Under the Act (2003:389) on Electronic Communication, all visitors to websites that use cookies must be provided access to information about the use of cookies. More information about the use of cookies can be found at the website of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority:

2. About cookies

A ‘cookie’ is defined by the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority as “a small text file that the website you are visiting requests to save on your computer”.

Cookies can be either ‘persistent cookies’ or ‘session cookies’:

  • A ‘persistent cookie’ is stored by the web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
  • A ‘session cookie’ will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies can further be divided into the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: Cookies that are essential to enable visitors to navigate the website and use its features.
  • Performance cookies: Cookies that collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor.
  • Functionality cookies: Record information about choices made by visitors and provide enhanced personal features.
  • Third party cookies: Cookies set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user.

3. Cookies set by this website

The following cookies are set by this website:

Cookie Domain Purpose Type Duration
_ga Used to distinguish users. First Party Persistent 2 years from set/update
_gat Used to throttle request rate. First Party Persistent 1 minute from set/update
_gid Used to distinguish users. First Party Persistent 24 hours from set/update
wfvt_ Used for website security. First party session 0

4. Cookies set by third parties

SIWI uses third party services such as Google Analytics which set cookies to collect information about website users and usage patterns. You can find information about Google Analytics as well as how you can opt out of tracking by using the following link:

Cookie Domain Purpose Type Duration
lang Used to store Twitter language preferences. Third party Session 0
Personalization_id Used for personalised suggestions and ads. Third party permanent 2 years from set/update

5. Cookies set by social media sites

SIWIs websites and applications may have links embedded to social networks such as,, and SIWI does not control cookies generated by such websites. If you would like more information about privacy and the cookies used by these services, please visit their websites.

6. Blocking, restricting and deleting cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies, your web browser can be set to deny the storage of cookies or to inform you each time a website requests permission to store a cookie. Previously stored cookies can also be deleted via the web browser. Please visit the website of your web browser-provider for more information.

7. Processing of personal data

Read more about our processing of personal data on the website:

8. Contact us

For queries regarding personal data, privacy, use of cookies or other information, please contact us at or write to the address below:

Stockholm International Water Institute
Box 101 87
100 55 Stockholm