Cookies and Data Protection
In order for your visit at the Anaesthesia Web to work as well as possible, different types of information are saved. We strive to collect and process as little information as possible about our visitors. This applies to both personal data and other information. It is because we care about you and your privacy.
There are several laws that determine what your rights are on the internet. The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR as it is often called, is an EU law that gives you as a citizen or resident of an EU country control and protection of your personal data when using the internet. The law states, among other things, that it is your right to decide how information about you is used and saved when you visit a website. It also states that you have the right to subsequently gain access to and, if necessary, delete information.
Personal information includes all kinds of information that can be linked to a person. This can be your name or social security number, an email address, information about your computer (IP address) or a picture of you. The person who decides how personal data is to be processed within an organization is called the personal data controller.
Gunilla Lööf is the publisher and personal data controller of the Anaesthesia Web. If you have questions regarding personal information, please contact us at:
Cookies and Storage
In order for your visit to the Anaesthesia Web to work as well as possible, information is saved in different ways. This is usually called cookies, session storage and local storage. These different types of storage are used so that we, among other things, can see what previous choices you have made on the Anaesthesia Web, and we also get an opportunity to improve our website. While cookies send your settings to a web server, temporary and permanent storage remains in your computer, mobile phone or tablet. In the following you can read about different types of cookies and storage.
What Is a Cookie?
You need to accept cookies in order for some parts of the Anaesthesia Web to work. A cookie is a small text file requested to be saved on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. Cookies are used on the Anaesthesia Web to give you access to various functions that are needed to make the website work as well as possible. The information in cookies can also be used to trace your activities on the Anaesthesia Web and how you interact with the website. Cookies do not contain any personal information such as your email address or your name.
The Anaesthesia Web tries to use as few cookies as possible and you can always choose not to accept cookies. You can always change your settings if you change your mind. This is done under Cookies and data protection. If you choose not to accept cookies, parts of the Anaesthesia Web will not work as intended.
Different Types of Cookies
There are two main types of cookies, temporary and permanent cookies. The Anaesthesia Web uses both types. There are also cookies called third-party cookies that are created when the Anaesthesia Web uses services from other websites.
Temporary cookies are only used while you visit the Anaesthesia Web. They make sure that the various parts of the website work as well as possible while you are visiting. When you close your web browser, all temporary cookies are deleted from your computer.
Permanent cookies are stored on your computer for a longer limited time. They are used so the computer remembers your settings for the next time you visit the Anaesthesia Web. When the expiration date has passed, these cookies are deleted from your computer and re-created once you choose to visit the Anaesthesia Web again.
Third-party cookies are used for the parts of the Anaesthesia Web that are linked from other websites, such as YouTube, SoundCloud and Watson Assistant. If you choose not to accept these cookies, parts of the Anaesthesia Web will not function properly.
To Opt Out and Avoid Cookies
You can set your web browser to automatically say no to cookies. You can also delete previous cookies you have accepted and empty the storage space on your device. You will find more information on how to do this in your browser manual.
What Cookies Does the Anaesthesia Web Use?
To make the Anaesthesia Web even better, we need to know how many visitors the Anaesthesia Web has and how the site is being used. To find out, a tool called Matomo is used. Matomo collects the information for us without telling us who you are – this means that the information is anonymized. No one besides the people who work with the Anaesthesia Web has access to the information that is collected. This information is stored on a special computer, a so-called server, which is in Europe.
When you visit the Anaesthesia Web, we always ask if you allow us to use Matomo and if we may collect information about your visit. If you allow this, various cookies will be created and stored on your device. These cookies are needed for Matomo to count how many people visit the Anaesthesia Web, how they found the site and what they do on the site. Matomo creates both temporary and permanent cookies. Temporary cookies are stored for a maximum of 30 minutes while permanent cookies are stored for 6 or 13 months.
Videos on the Anaesthesia Web are displayed through embedded links from Google’s subsidiary YouTube. This means that YouTube will save cookies while you are watching a video and delete it once you have finished watching and closed the page.
The podcast is played using an embedded audio player from SoundCloud. This means that SoundCloud will save cookies while you listen to the podcast. These are removed once you have finished listening and closed the page.
Chatbot – IBM Watson Assistant
The Anaesthesia Web’s chatbot, where Doctor Safe Web answers your questions, is based on a service called Watson Assistant. The service is developed by the IT company IBM. You must accept cookies in order for the chatbot to work. If you are under 13 years of age, an adult must be present when you use the chatbot.
Everything that is written in the chatbot is stored at IBM’s data center in London for 30 days. The saved text is only used to improve the chatbot so that it can learn and answer even more questions. Only people who work with the Anaesthesia Web have access to what you write. Neither the Anaesthesia Web nor IBM disclose information to anyone else. All written information can be retrieved and deleted within 24 hours. After 30 days all information is deleted.
Here you can read more about how IBM uses personal information and cookies:
Other Types of Storage
In addition to cookies, the Anaesthesia Web uses two storage techniques called session storage and local storage.
Similar to temporary cookies, session storage is used only during the time you visit the Anaesthesia Web. Once you close your browser, all information stored from your computer, phone or tablet is deleted. If information is stored in local storage it will remain until you remove the information from your computer, phone or tablet. If you have visited the Anaesthesia Web before and accepted cookies, data stored with local storage is used to remember your settings.
Netlify – Anaesthesia Web’s Hosting Company
A web hosting company is a service that allocates space for websites on a web server. The web hosting company used by the Anaesthesia Web is called Netlify. At the Anaesthesia Web, we are interested in knowing how many people visit our website and how it is used. A tool from Netlify collects that information for us without telling us who you are or what you are doing on the Anaesthesia Web. The information tells us where you are when you use the Anaesthesia Web and the individual number of the computer, mobile or tablet used. This number is called IP address. The information collected by Netlify is stored for a maximum of 30 days.
If you contact the Anaesthesia Web via ">email, text and information will be saved for three months. This is so we can handle your question or point of view, and also to improve the website and give you the best experience possible. After three months the data is deleted.