What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file that the website you are visiting asks to save on your computer (including smartphones and tablets). Cookies are used to provide the visitor access to a variety of features and makes it possible to identify the visitor.

There are two types of cookies. One stores a file during a longer time on your computer with a predetermined expiration date. These types of cookies are typically used for features that tell you what is new since you last visited the website. When the expiration date has passed, the cookie is automatically deleted from your computer when you revisit the website that set it.

The other type has a shorter duration (a so called session cookie) and does not have an expiration date. It is stored temporarily during the time that you visit a website. This type of cookie is often used to keep track of the language that you have chosen and disappears when you close your browser window.

You can opt in or out of cookies

It is voluntary to consent to our use of cookies. By browsing our website with your browser set to allow cookies, you give consent to our use of cookies.

If you do not accept our use of cookies, or if you want to recall your previous consent, you may disallow cookies through your browser. You do this by changing the settings of your browser, smartphone or tablet in the following ways:

  • If you are using a computer, you change the settings in your browser.
  • If you are using a tablet or smartphone you change your settings either in the operating system, or in the browser depending on the model.

You can read more about how to disallow the use of cookies in your browser or operating system help documents.

If you disallow the use of cookies, the features on our website will not work fully and we will be unable to give you the experience that you desire. You will still be able to browse around the website, but will be unable to for example log in, as we use cookies to handle the login process.

Which cookies do we use?

The following cookies are used on Meet the Locals:


When you close the cookie information notice we store your consent in a cookie so that you do not need to see it every time.

_ga, _gat_UA-1400112-57, _gid

Three cookies are set automatically by Google Analytics, the website analytics service that we use to see statistics surrounding the website’s usage.


Contains information about your language choice, that is, which of the website’s languages you are using.

wordpress_test_cookie, wordpress_logged_in_XXXX

Contains information about your session as a logged in user, and if cookies work on your device.