Cookies, data security and protection of privacy in the Ombudsman for Equality’s on-line service

We use cookies to monitor the use of our web pages, so as to improve the usability and performance of the pages. Some of the cookies come from third party software. By accessing our web pages you accept the use of cookies. You can find more detailed information about cookies in the descriptions on protection of privacy and cookies below.


Web pages use cookies to monitor the use of the service. A cookie is a short text file which the network server stores on the user’s hard disk. By using cookies, the Ombudsman for Equality’s website is able to collect information that is used to develop the performance, usability and structure of the service. This information is used to improve the web pages.
The user’s browser normally accepts cookies, but users can alter the settings of their browser to prevent cookies being used or to remove cookies from their browser after they have used the service. More information about browser-specific operating instructions can be found in the browser instructions.  On-line services often require cookies to be accepted in order to function.

Data security

Doing business on our web pages and using the contact form is safe as you are using a secure connection. However, check the following issues if you use a computer that other people use as well:

  • Empty the browser cache after you have finished using it. You can do that through the menu item Internet settings.
  • Close the browser after you have finished using the Internet. That way you can be sure that the next user will not be able to see the pages you have visited.
  • If you send emails to our office, the Ombudsman for Equality is not responsible for data security of the email service you use.

Privacy protection at the Ombudsman for Equality

The use of the Ombudsman for Equality’s on-line service is anonymous and no identifying data is collected about users of the web pages. Third party feeds and software that may be accessed through the service (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) may use cookies in accordance with their practices when you transfer to their services.