Privacy policy

Cookie policy

The Ministry of Finance’s cookie policy complies with the recommendations of the National Cyber Security Centre, which operates under the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency. Under the recommendations, users can agree to allow the storage of cookies by using, for example, the settings of their browser or another application.

Website cookies

This website uses certain technical cookies to enable the site and its distribution service to function properly and to ensure information security. These cookies are always enabled irrespective of your browser’s cookie settings. The cookies are used only for activities that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website and the service. They are not used to collect personal data.
You can manage the non-essential cookies on the website by changing your browser’s cookie settings. Blocking cookies may affect the user experience, but it will not affect the functioning of the website. Non-essential cookies are

  1. tracking and analytics cookies
  2. session cookies.

Visitor tracking and analytics cookies

The website’s visitor tracking collects general statistics on the use of the website that are used for developing the website and controlling its quality. The data collected includes details of the pages viewed, time of visit, web browser and operating system. The tracking does not collect data that would enable the identification of individual visitors. Visitors’ IP addresses are anonymised, i.e. aggregated to a more general level, before they are processed.

You can allow or block tracking cookies on each website by changing your browser’s cookie settings. If you block cookies, the visitor tracking will store only session-specific information, and the cookies will expire when the browsing session ends. The lifetime of cookies allowed by the browser’s cookie settings can extend for up to three years. The tracking data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Session cookies

Session cookies improve the user experience on the website and can be enabled or disabled using the browser’s cookie settings.

  • Session identifier, which will expire in one week.
  • Information on whether cookies have been enabled, which will expire in one year.
  • Language selection, which will expire when the browsing session ends.
  • Time of session, which will expire when the browsing session ends.

Managing cookies

Instructions on managing cookies using the most common browsers and applications are available here:

Blocking and deleting cookies

Computer browsers

Mobile device browsers

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