Cookies policy

This Cookies Policy relates to the use of cookies on any websites owned and/or operated by Susteer AB. By continuing to use this website you are accepting and consenting to our use of cookies in line with your browser cookie settings. You may, at any time, disable our cookies using your browser.

Introducing Susteer AB

Susteer ("us", "we", or "our") is a data supported consultancy in environmental management and sustainability.

When we provide online services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as “cookies”. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

What is a Cookie and what are they used for?

A cookie is a small file made up of text that is downloaded and stored on your computer by your web browser whenever you visit a website containing cookies. Each time you then visit the website, your computer will send these cookies back to the website allowing it to recognise you and personalise your experience by, for example;

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you do not have to give the same information several times during one task.
  • Recognising that you may already have been given a username and password so you do not need to do it for every web page requested.
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and to ensure there is enough capacity for a fast service.
  • Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with us so we can make them better.

Session Cookies

These are cookies which are created and stored while you are browsing. They are deleted from your device when you close your browser.

We do not currently use any session cookies other than those detailed in the Google Analytics section below.

Why use Cookies and can I remove them?

Cookies are used to enhance user experience but if at any time you wish to disable our cookies you can change your browser privacy settings. Most modern web browsers will allow you to:

  • review all saved cookies;
  • block all cookies;
  • block all cookies from a particular site;
  • block all third-party cookies; and
  • delete all cookies.

Each browser is different, so you may need to refer to the 'Help' section of your browser to find out how to alter your cookie preferences.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps us measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page. The Google Analytics JavaScript libraries use HTTP Cookies to "remember" what a user has done on previous pages / interactions with the website.

We use Google Analytics to understand how you use our website. Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit;
  • how long you spend on each page;
  • how you got to the site; and
  • what you click on while you are visiting the site.

Important: Google Analytics does not collect any personal information about your website users. Please refer to the Google Analytics privacy document for more details.

Google Analytics supports two JavaScript libraries (tags) for measuring website usage: analytics.js and ga.js. The following table describes how each use cookies.

Cookie name Expiration time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.
__utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb 30 minutes from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the  _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Third Party Cookies

When you visit our websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to us. When you visit one of our pages containing embedded content, such as a video hosted on YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these third party websites. Information on how YouTube uses cookies can be found on the Google privacy pages.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, by visiting

Further information

To speak directly with Susteer regarding this Policy, our practices or have any questions or concerns please contact us at or write to us at:

Susteer AB
Biblioteksgatan 29
114 35 Stockholm

Last updated: 24 February 2023