About cookies on this website

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that are stored on your device via your web browser. Each cookie contains a small amount of information. Using the Norwegian Polar Institute's web services, including this website, is considered as giving your consent to storing cookies.

Purpose and general information

We use cookies mainly in order to improve your user experience—especially in the future. The cookies set by this website are related mainly to collection and analysis of visitior statistics, and insight into social media sharing.

The Norwegian Polar Institute does not use cookies as a tool to track or map patterns of individual users, or in any way that would be harmful to or infringe on a user's privacy.

Note: The overview below does is not necessarily exhaustive for all of this website's pages. Some of our pages integrate content from other websites or services (typically YouTube, Vimeo, and/or Google Maps or other map services), which may set their own cookies.

Statistics and analyses

Improving our website is a continuous effort, and knowledge about how our pages actually perform in real life is essential to the process. In order to gain insight into that, we use a tool for collecting and analyzing statistics (Google Analytics).

Related cookies and information are set and handled by Google. For further info, please see the Google Privacy Policy.

Social media sharing etc.

We want sharing our content to be easy, and use a third-party solution designed specifically for that purpose (AddThis).

Related cookies and information are set and handled by AddThis. For further info, please see the AddThis Privacy Policy. Briefly summarized, it says that no information is used to identify you personally, unless you purposely do something to identify yourself. (For example, if you use AddThis to share a page via email and state your own email address in the process.) Some of the data collected by AddThis is related to interest-based targeted advertising. You may opt out of this.

Overview of cookies
NamePurposeExpiration timeRelated to
JSESSIONID Used to connect multiple request made in a single session. Session This website
__atssc Used to manage the share count, until the sharing cache is updated. 2 years AddThis
__atuvc

Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only on the client.

2 years AddThis
__atuvs Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only on the client. 30 mins AddThis
__utma

Used to differentiate between users and sessions. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years Google Analytics
__utmb

Used to identify new sessions and visits. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 min Google Analytics
__utmc

Obsolete. Used today only to ensure interoperability with out-of-date versions. Historically used in combination with __utmb to determine if a user was in a new session/visit.

Session Google Analytics
__utmt

Used to throttle the request rate.

10 mins Google Analytics
__utmv Used to store custom variables per visit. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years Google Analytics
__utmz

Usedto keep track of the traffic source or campaign, revealing some information on how the user reached the website. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.

6 months Google Analytics
_ga Used to differentiate between users. 2 years Google Analytics
di Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies. 2 years AddThis
di2 Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies. 2 years AddThis
dt Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies. 1 month AddThis
loc Used to help publishers understand approximately where in the world their content is being shared. (Geolocation.) 2 years AddThis
ssc Used to register shares and social activity. 2 years AddThis
psc Used to register shares and social activity. 2 years AddThis
uid Used to differentiate between users. 2 years AddThis
um Used to register shares and social activity. 2 years AddThis
uvc Used to register shares and social activity. 2 years AddThis
vc

Used by the service. (Purpose unknown, assumed not in use any longer.)

2 years AddThis