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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files invisible to the user that websites can utilise to make the user experience more efficient.

We use cookies to tailor our content and advertisements, support social media features and analyse our visitor numbers. In addition to this, we share information about how you use our website with our social media, marketing and analytics partners. Our partners can combine this information with other information that you have given them or that has been collected as a result of your use of their services.
According to law, we are allowed to store cookies on your device if doing so is essential for the functioning of the website. However, we need your consent for any use of cookies.

This website uses several different types of cookies. Some of the cookies are set by the third party services used on our website.

Cookies are stored among the files used by your web browser. Some cookies remain operational only for the duration of the browser session, while others persist for longer. Cookies cannot damage the device that you are using.
You can find the cookie icon through which you can accept or reject cookies in the bottom left corner of the website.

Different cookies for different purposes

  • Strictly necessary cookies ensure that the website functions as intended.
  • Preferences cookies help the website store information that changes the site’s behaviour and appearance, such as language selections or user locations.
  • Statistics cookies help website owners understand how users interact with their websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
  • Marketing cookies are used to track website visitors for the purpose of displaying advertisements that are suitable and interesting to individual users and thus more valuable to publishers and third-party advertisers.
  • Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are currently in the process of categorising in cooperation with individual cookie providers.

What happens if I block cookies?

If you block or disable all cookies, some of the features of our website may not work properly. The browser that you are using must also allow the use of cookies. Blocking cookies may render some of the features of the service unusable.
If you do not want to receive cookies, you can reject them. If you wish, you can also change your browser settings to receive a notification whenever cookies are sent to your device. For more information, please refer to your browser’s help section. Please note that these settings are browser-specific, which means that you must adjust the settings of each browser that you use separately.

The cookies used on this website

Functional and strictly necessary cookies

  • Publishing system: The system remembers your selected language.
  • Municipality Kate chatbot: You can use the Municipality Kate chatbot on the site.
  • Kartta.porvoo.fi: You can view the city maps embedded on the site.
  • Helle online library: You can use the online library to reserve library material, for example.
  • Ilmari registration system: You can register for sports groups, for example.

Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics and Snoobi Analytics to collect tracking data. We also use React & Share to monitor feedback about the website.
These cookies collect anonymous data for analytics purposes. Through visitor tracking, we collect statistics on the number of visitors and the most popular content of the website, for example. The data collected concern things like the duration of the visit, new and returning users and the source from which the page was accessed, such as a search engine, link or direct access.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies allow us to target our own marketing and the marketing of select third parties on third party websites based on what you have searched for or which pages you have viewed on the website, for example. These cookies are often provided by a trusted third party. These types of cookies are used by Google Maps, YouTube and Vimeo embeds as well as Facebook and Yandex.