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Cookies at Handelsbanken's web site

In accordance with the Swedish law on electronic communications that entered into force on 25 July 2003, all visitors to a web site shall be informed about the cookies on the web site and how they are used. You will also be given the opportunity to disallow such use.

We make it easy for you
At Handelsbanken, we use cookies to facilitate your visit. After you have selected the branch office you want to go to, we save the information in a cookie on your computer. The next time you visit, you will not need to select a branch office again. Instead, you will arrive directly at the branch office you chose on your previous visit. If you want to select a different branch office, go to the bank's start page and click on "Choose a branch" again.

Turn off cookies in your web browser
If you do not accept the use of cookies, you can disable cookies in your browser's (Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc) security settings. However, this limits the functionality of

To be able to use Handelsbankens online banking, you have to accept cookies.

Cookies come in various forms. There are permanent cookies and session cookies. Handelsbanken uses both types on its web site.

Session cookies
Session cookies is a technology that enables the web server to distinguish different users. The cookie stores information on the user's identity and his/her permitted activities. These cookies are stored in the computer's memory during the online session of the Internet service and subsequently disappear.

Permanent cookies
A permanent cookie is a small file that enables web pages to recognise you on a return visit. It is a kind of electronic business card that the web server sends to the hard disk when you visit a web site. The next time you surf to the same web site, the server finds the cookie and recognises you. Permanent cookies do not contain any information on your identity or any other personal information.

A cookie is a text file and cannot harm the computer. A web site can only read a cookie that it has created.

Handelsbanken stores information on the user's branch office in the permanent cookie in order to direct him/her to the correct start page.

Handelsbanken's cookies contain no sensitive information on the user.

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