According to the Swedish Law, Electronic Communications Act, which entered into force on 25 July 2003, a person visiting a web site that is using cookies, must be made aware of the cookies.
A cookie is a little text file which the website you visit saves on your computer. Cookies are used on many websites to provide a visitor with access to various functions. The information in the cookie can be used to monitor a user’s surfing.
There are two kinds of cookies. One kind saves a file on your computer for a long time. This is used, for example, for functions that tell you what is new since the user last visited that particular website. The other kind of cookie is called a session cookie. During the time you surf a site, this cookie is saved temporarily in the memory of your computer, for example to keep track of what language you have chosen. Session cookies are not stored for a long time on your computer, but disappear when you close your web browser.
If you do not wish to accept cookies, your web browser can be set so that you automatically deny the storage of cookies or are informed every time a website requests to be allowed to store a cookie. Previously stored cookies can also be deleted through the web browser. Visit the web browser’s help pages for more information. Remember that functions on the web site might not perform as intended.
Read more about the law on The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS)