What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s IT equipment (PC, tablet, smartphone, etc.) so that the device can be recognised. Cookies can, among other things, be used to compile statistics about how users use the website and to help optimise content on the page. A cookie is a passive file, which means that it cannot collect information from the user’s computer or spread computer viruses or other malware. Some cookies are placed by other parties (so-called third parties) than the one shown in the address bar (URL) of the browser. They may simply be ordinary content, but may also be e.g. analysis tools or embedded comment fields. This means that cookies are stored by parties other than the owner of the website.
Some cookies are only stored on the user’s IT equipment as long as the user has their browser open (session cookies). Other cookies are stored for a prolonged period (persistent cookies). When the user re-visits a website, session cookies will be stored anew while persistent cookies are typically refreshed.
Cookies on www.art.fo
We use third party cookies for:
The museum uses Google Analytics to prepare visitor statistics and to see e.g. how many people, who visits www.art.fo and which pages that are of particular interest to our users.
How can I delete/avoid cookies?
The procedures for erasing or avoiding cookies on your device depends on your browser.
If you use a PC, you can erase cookies by pressing [CTRL]+[SHIFT]+[Delete].
If this does not work, or if you use e.g. a Mac, click the link for the browser you are using:
Why do we provide information on cookies?
All Faroese websites are legally obliged to inform users about the cookies stored on their devices.
This information must be provided in accordance with The Executive Order on requirements regarding information and consent when storing and accessing data on end user’s data terminal equipment, colloquially known as the cookie order.
Have any questions?
National Gallery of the Faroe Islands
Tel. +298 223579
Version 1, 2020