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We use Cookies

Under the act relating to electronic communication which came into force on July 25, 2003, everyone who visits a website with cookies must be informed: 

  • that the website contains cookies
  • what these cookies are used for
  • how cookies can be avoided.

From 1 July 2011 onwards, users have to expressly give their consent to a cookie being placed on their computer. Up until that point it was normally assumed that the user had accepted cookies unless they actively chose not to, opted out. In practice the difference is minimal.

Cookies at 

While you are on a website with the page in your browser, the cookie is either temporarily stored in the memory of your computer and is deleted when you close your browser, “session cookies”, or the cookie is saved for a longer period with an expiry date. The information gathered is anonymous and no personal data is saved.

Ordering material 

Cookies are used in our order forms for paper samples and printed material. In this form you can choose if you want to save your information for the next occasion. This information will be saved in cookies in your web browser and is encrypted, but only available to our websites. 

Name: HB.xtQuantity, HB.hkRemember, HB.tFirstName, HB.xtLastName, HB.txtAddress, HB.txtZipCode, HB.ct_txtCity, HB.txtCountry, HB.t_txtEmail, HB.xtComments, HB.t_txtPhone domain:
Saves the information entered in the respective fields to make it easier for the user the next time material is ordered.

Financial information uses the supplier Alert IR as the supplier of financial information such as interim reports or current share prices. Information from is obtained and shown on pages mainly under the heading Investors. 

Name: has_js: or
This cookie indicates whether the user’s browser has JavaScript installed.
The cookie is deleted when the browser is closed. 

Name: __utma, __utmb, __utmz, domain:
Alert IR also uses Google Analytics to monitor use. This is why these cookies recur, but with the domain
Saved in the browser for 1 hour to 2 years, or until deleted by the user. 

Name: AFWSESS, domain:
Function: a session cookie that checks that the user is logged in.
Deleted from the browser when it closes.


Holmen uses YouTube as a channel for uploading and showing videos. At we embed videos from YouTube. Cookies are created when a visitor chooses to watch a video. 

These are used to improve the viewing experience. They check the bandwidth on the user’s computer to make sure the video is shown correctly, for example.
The length of time these cookies are stored for varies from disappearing when the browser is closed to 8 months. 

Read more about YouTube’s (Google’s) policy on their website:

Monitoring statistics  

Holmen uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: 

Name: __utma, domain:
Identifies a unique browser with its own ID in the statistics tool. When a user returns to the website using the same browser, Google Analytics identifies the user as a returning user. No personal information is saved.
Saved in the browser for 2 years, or until deleted by the user. 

Name: __utmb, domain:
Tells Google Analytics that a visit to the website has started. The statistics tool combines it with __utmc for the best result.
Saved in the browser for 1 hour 20 minutes, or until the user deletes it. 

Name: __utmc, domain:
Tells Google Analytics that a visit to the website has started. The statistics tool combines it with __utmb for the best result.
Deleted from the browser when it closes. 

Name: __utmz, domain:
Registers when the visitor has come from a search engine and which search terms were used. It also tracks how you navigate within
Saved in the browser for 6 months. 

Share links 

Most of the pages on our website have share links. We use a third-party supplier called The browser saves cookies in order to share the content. These cookies show different buttons for sharing from our website on social networks. 

Name: uid, __atuvc, loc, xtc, dt, ssh, sshs domain:
Used for the links under “Share” in the footer of all pages so that the content can be shared on various social networking sites.
Some are session cookies that are deleted when the browser is closed and others can be saved for up to 2 years. 

You can read Addthis’ policy at


Name: ASP.NET_SessionId, domain:
A session cookie that is automatically set by and is required for the website to work. It creates an identity code that tracks the user so that the choices made while browsing the site are retained throughout the visit.
The cookie is deleted when the browser is closed. 

Name: .ASPXANONYMOUS, domain:
This is created when an anonymous user reaches the website.

Name: HolmenLanguage, domain:
If you change the language in which you are reading, a cookie will be saved on your computer. The next time you visit the website, the most recent language chosen will be shown.


Holmen AB, P.O. Box 5407, SE-114 84 Stockholm, Sweden.

Visiting address: Strandvägen 1, Stockholm.

Tel: +46 8 666 21 00   E-mail:

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