In this policy, “cookies” refer to cookies and other similar technologies included in the EU Directive concerning the privacy of electronic communications. A cookie is a “file sent by a web server to a host computer’s web browser which enables the server and browser to remain connected even if the physical connection is occasionally disconnected” (Data protection ombudsman).
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the customer’s computer. Their purpose is to enable certain functions of webpages. The retention period of cookies on the customer’s devices is divided into two groups: Most cookies are deleted from the customer’s hard disk after the session (session cookies). Some cookies may remain on the customer’s computer. These cookies enable MunPolku to identify the customer’s computer when the customer visits the site again (permanent cookies).
The customer cannot be identified on the basis of cookies alone, but together with other information, it may be possible to link them to a certain customer. In such cases, cookies may be considered personal data. We do not seek to identify customers by using cookies. If identification is possible, it is our duty to ensure that cookie data is processed as personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection laws.
Cookies and other similar technologies do not harm the user’s terminal devices or files. They cannot be used to spread viruses and they do not enable analysis of data on the user’s hard drive. MunPolku automatically collects data on how users of the service use MunPolku’ web pages and mobile applications (such as the duration and time of their visit, and the search strings, terms and engine through which the site was linked), which websites and areas of the sites the user visits as well as technical information concerning the user’s computer or mobile device (including IP address, device ID, physical location, browser, operator and operating system type as well as the related URL addresses).
Our digital services may employ social media community functions. Facebook, Google, Twitter and other similar services may collect data on user visits according to their current privacy terms.
Cookie management and removal
Most browsers automatically allow cookies. The customer can prevent the installation of cookies in the browser settings. Blocking cookies disables certain functions of the website.