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What is a cookie?

Today, almost all websites use cookies. In many cases cookies are necessary to provide the required service on the website.

A cookie is a small file that websites store on the user’s computer in order to identify the computer.  Among other things cookies are used to generate statistics about the user’s behavior on the website.

A cookie is a passive file and it can not collect information already stored on the user’s computer, spread computer viruses or other malware.

The first time you visit you will see a message at the top of the site informing you that we use cookies on the website. If you navigate further on the site without disabling cookies, we will use cookies as you continue. It is possible for you at anytime to delete the cookies again. 


Following types of cookies are used:

  • GoBasic_CookieState
  • Disqus


GoBasic_CookieState records that the user has accepted to use cookies and so it remembers this when continuing on the website.

Disqus is used for comment fields in selected sites and makes sure that the author of a post is going to be remembered.

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What happens if I do not accept cookies from

The website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior has a few elements that do not work without cookies. When you move around there is a chance that you sometimes can be met with empty fields on the page for which it is told that you need to accept cookies in order to see the content. This is for example the case if you use our comment module.

You can still use the website without accepting cookies. 


How do I remove cookies?

When you have accepted cookies from you can always remove them again by going to this page. As an alternative you can remove the unwanted cookies in the settings of your internet browser.


Why do we inform about cookies?

All Danish websites are committed to inform about what cookies are left on the user’s computer. The information needs to be in correspondence with “Executive Order on Information and Consent Required in Case of Storing or Accessing Information in End-User Terminal Equipment”.

The Executive Order imposes the requirement that the consent of the user should be obtained when the website wants to store cookies on its users’ computer hardware.

Link to the Executive Order (in Danish)

Link to guideline (in Danish)