About SLU's websites

Last changed: 10 January 2023

The SLU websites consist of

All departments and other units have their own websites at www.slu.se.

Navigating

You navigate SLU's websites by using the menu below the header area, or by using the buttons and links on the start page. The websites for staff and students respectively, can be accessed through the links at the top of the page. You can always see where in the site structure the current page is located by checking the breadcrumb trail at the top of each page, below the menu bar.

At present we recommend using Firefox or Chrome as browsers for the websites.  

Accessibility

We want as many people as possible to be able to use SLU's websites, regardless of platform or any adaptation aids. However, we are aware that the sites have some accessibility problems.

Below is an account of how our websites meet the law on accessibility for digital public service, of known accessibility problems and how to report an accessibility problem.

Reporting problems with the websites’ accessibility

We work constantly to improve our websites’ accessibility, but are aware that we have problems. Please let us know if you find issues that are not described below, or if you consider that we do not meet the requirements.

Also, please get in touch if you need content that is not available to you. We normally respond within two weekdays.

Email: webbredaktionen@slu.se

Supervision

The Agency for Digital Government (DIGG) is the Swedish agency responsible for monitoring the compliance with the Public Sector Bodies (websites and mobile applications) Accessibility Regulations. If you are not happy with how we respond to your views, you can report this to DIGG.

How accessible are the websites?

SLU's websites meet the accessibility requirements for public sector bodies for the main part.

The following content on the websites is however not sufficiently accessible:

  • Some older content-bearing images lack alternative texts.
  • Videos and podcasts do not have an alternative presentation of the content.
  • Some videos do not have subtitles.
  • Many videos lack visual interpretation options.
  • Live broadcasts are not subtitled.
  • Some link texts are too general in their wording and do not describe the destination of the link in sufficient detail.
  • On some webpages, the headings are not hierarchically structured.
  • Many of our pdf:s are not accessible.
  • SLU's websites contain systems and services that lack in accessibility.
  • The website uses Javascript to improve the user experience (for example with simple animations). Important functions should work without having to enable Javascript.
  • The mobile menu does not work well on some mobile phones.

How we tested the sites

We have done a self-assessment (internal testing) of the websites. The most recent assessment was made on 18 September 2020, and the report was updated the same date.

Who is responsible for the website?

The Division of Communication has the overall responsibility for content, structure and design of the SLU websites. The Division of Learning and Digitalisation manages the SLU student web. Each administrative unit, faculty, department, collaborative centre etc. is responsible for maintaining their own pages. Each page on the site should have information about who to contact in case of questions, as well as the date when the page was last updated.

Web pages on activities linked to SLU that are not part of the university website, such as those of collaborative centres, may have a different design and be managed differently.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored in your web browser. Some pages on the SLU website use cookies to enable extra functions. We also use cookies to collect statistics about how you use the website. We do not store any personal information about you.

You can choose which cookies you want to allow on the SLU website. You can also choose overall settings in your web browser. Certain functions may be lost depending on your selection and settings.

Manage cookies

Cookies on the SLU website

Essential

ASP.NET SessionId

This is an essential cookie required for the website to work. It is used temporarily to uniquely identify your current visit (session).

It is removed when you close your browser.

_RequestVerificationToken

An essential cookie used to guarantee that form data will not be manipulated when it is sent from your browser to the server.

It is removed when you close your browser.

.EPiForm_BID, .EPiForm_VisitiorIdentifier

These cookies are stored when you fill in a form on one of our websites.

They will be saved for three months. 

Epi-Prod

A cookie that makes sure you always end up on the right server when you visit one of our websites.   

It will be stored for one hour.

Klaro

An essential cookie that remembers your cookie settings.

It will be stored for one year.

Analytics

Vizzit

We use Vizzit to collect statistics on how our visitors use our websites. This cookie shows us how many people have visited our site, which pages they have viewed, and which keywords are used on the site. This information is essential for helping us to improve and adapt the website to our users. The Vizzit cookie does not collect any personal data. 

It will be stored for one year.  

Matomo

We use Matomo for evaluating and improving the website’s content and structure. The cookies we use do not save any information that could identify you. 

_pk_id 

This cookie creates a random unique user ID. 

It will be stored for 13 months. 

_pk_ref 

This cookie stores information about where traffic to our website has come from.

It will be stored for 6 months. 

_pk_ses 

This cookie saves temporary information about your visit. 

It will be stored for 30 minutes. 

_pk_hsr 

This cookie saves temporary information about your visit. 

It will be stored for 30 minutes. 

Functional

_rspkrLoadCore

This cookie enables the listen function. 

It will be removed when you close your browser. 

ReadSpeakerSettings

This cookie is stored when you change your ReadSpeaker settings, for example, if you change the volume or reading speed. ReadSpeaker will then be able to continue reading content at the same volume and speed on all the pages you visit, meaning you will not need to change your ReadSpeaker settings each time you visit a new page. 

It will be stored for 4 days. 

Youtube

Our website contains embedded Youtube videos. Youtube.com will use cookies when you play a video.
Read about how Youtube uses cookies

SLU Play

We use embedded videos from Kaltura. These can generate a cookie.
Read more about how Kaltura uses cookies

The websites are archived twice a year

Full copies of our websites are made in the beginning of the year and in the late summer.

Processing of personal data

SLU processes personal data collected from our websites. The personal data controller for our web sites is the Privacy and Data Protection Function.

SLU will process personal data if you e.g. apply for a course or programme, register for a conference organised by SLU, apply for a vacant post or contact SLU for another reason. SLU will store this information in order to manage and follow up your application.

Copyright

Visitors to the SLU website do not have the right to freely download and reuse text or images from the website. If you wish to get in touch with one of our photographers, or if you wish to buy the right to use images or text from our websites, please contact the Division of Communication's web editors.

News articles and press material published on the SLU websites may be quoted and reused as long as the source is indicated. They may not be used commercially without prior authorisation, or in a way that may harm the university. The website design may not be copied and used for other purposes.