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 MediPrep. If you have questions regarding personal information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookies and Storage
In order for your visit to MediPrep 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 MediPrep, 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 MediPrep to work. A cookie is a small text file requested to be saved on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. Cookies are used on MediPrep 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 MediPrep and how you interact with the website. Cookies do not contain any personal information such as your email address or your name.
MediPrep 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 MediPrep will not work as intended.
Different Types of Cookies
There are two main types of cookies, temporary and permanent cookies. MediPrep uses both types. There are also cookies called third-party cookies that are created when MediPrep uses services from other websites.
Temporary cookies are only used while you visit MediPrep. 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 MediPrep. When the expiration date has passed, these cookies are deleted from your computer and re-created once you choose to visit MediPrep again.
Third-party cookies are used for the parts of MediPrep that are linked from other websites, such as YouTube and SoundCloud. If you choose not to accept these cookies, parts of MediPrep 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 MediPrep Use?
To make MediPrep even better, we need to know how many visitors MediPrep 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 MediPrep 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 MediPrep, 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 MediPrep, 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 MediPrep 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.
Other Types of Storage
In addition to cookies, MediPrep uses two storage techniques called session storage and local storage.
Similar to temporary cookies, session storage is used only during the time you visit MediPrep. 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 MediPrep before and accepted cookies, data stored with local storage is used to remember your settings.
Netlify – MediPrep’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 MediPrep is called Netlify.
If you contact MediPrep 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.