Cookie statement

Cookie statement for

The controller of personal data for the service is Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland. The processors of personal data are Tapio Ltd, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland and Ministry of the Environment, Finland.

This cookie statement (“statement”) describes how the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland (“we”, “us”, “our”) uses cookies on the website

Read the statement carefully to understand how we use cookies to improve our websites’ user experience and how you can control cookies on your device.

What are cookies?

A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet device or phone (later “device”) when you visit a website. Cookies identify your device as you visit the website and “remember” your earlier visits to improve your user experience. Most websites, including ours, use cookies.

You cannot be identified by cookies alone, but together with other information, they may be associated with you. In such cases, cookies may be considered personal data. However, we will not attempt to identify you based on cookies. If we do this, we will ensure that cookie data is processed as personal data under the applicable data protection legislation.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to improve the user experience of our website, remember your personal preferences, provide essential content and information (such as targeted messages), ensure the security of the website, collect statistical data on our website use and measure the effectiveness of advertising.

What cookies do we use?

We use the following cookies on our website:

Behaviour-monitoring cookies 

These cookies collect anonymous statistics about how people use the website. They help us understand how visitors use our website and what are the most popular pages on our website, for example.

Other third-party cookies

We may also use social media cookies on our website. These cookies collect information on your activities in social media pages, such as Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn. We are not responsible for such cookies. Be sure to carefully read the privacy policies of these third parties.

For how long are cookies stored on my device?

The storage period of cookies on your device depends on which group the cookies belong.

Session cookies

Typically, session cookies are used to temporarily remember relevant preferences during your browsing session. These cookies are active for one session at a time and stored until you close your browser. Session cookies are not stored on your device’s hard disk.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are usually used to obtain information about our website’s use. They remain stored on your device’s hard disk between browsing sessions until you delete them or their storage period ends. From 25 May 2018 onwards, we store persistent cookie data for up to 2 years.

What are my options for managing cookies on my device?

You can enable or disable the use of cookies in your browser settings. From the settings, you can also empty your cookie history. Most browsers offer various methods that you can use to block the use of cookies and manage your cookie history. The settings for managing cookies are usually found under the menus “Options”, “Tools” or “Favourites” in your used browser.

By allowing cookies, you will get the best user experience on our website. If you disable cookies, some features of the website may not work on your device, or you may not have access to all content on the pages. For this reason, we recommend that you allow the use of cookies.

I have more questions about cookies. Who can I contact?

If you have questions related to the use of cookies on our website, please contact us at

Be sure to also read our privacy notice.


Last updated: November 5, 2018