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About the hel.fi website

The page contains information on the use of cookies, rights of data subjects and text licencing.

A site renewal is under way in 2021–2022

Cookies at hel.fi

We use cookies on our website. The purpose of cookies is to improve the content and performance of the website. With the feedback gained from cookies, we are able to develop the website and offer information that meets the needs of the city’s residents better.

In the cookie settings, you can find more information on the cookies used and accept or reject their use. You can also change the cookie settings whenever you wish. 

N.B. In the early phases of the hel.fi site renewal during 2021-22, cookies will be set on a section-by-section basis. Later on, the settings will be combined under one page.

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About cookies

A cookie is a small text file that your browser saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. It will not harm your device or files. Cookies cannot be used to spread malware.

The user data we gain through cookies helps us to ensure our website’s technical functionality and improve the quality of our digital services. They allow us to make our website more user-friendly and make it easier for you to find information.

Cookies and the website’s function

Essential cookies are needed for the website to function. The website may also use cookies that are not necessary for the website to function. These cookies are used for purposes such as analytics, monitoring and marketing. These types of cookies can only be used with the user’s consent.

A cookie may be permanently saved on the user’s computer, in which case the website will always remember the user when they visit the website. A cookie may also be session-specific, in which case it will be removed when the browser is closed.

Cookies may be first-party or third-party cookies. First-party cookies are set by the website the user is visiting. Third-party cookies are set by an outside party. Examples of the latter include cookies of social media services embedded on the website.

Register description and the rights of data subjects

For more information on the processing of your personal data, please see the register description concerning the division’s communications.

As a data subject, you have certain rights pertaining to your personal data and its processing. These rights can be exercised in different ways, depending on the basis on which your personal data is processed.

Read about your rights and exercising them on this information page on the rights of data subjects. With regard to third-party cookies, you can ask the third party concerned directly about exercising your rights.

We comply with the Act on the Provision of Digital Services. For more information on accessibility, please see the accessibility statement for hel.fi

Text licenced under Creative Commons

The text content of the hel.fi website is licensed under a Creative Commons BY 4.0 licence. The images on the website may not be used elsewhere without permission.

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