What are cookies and what information is collected?
A cookie is a text file that is stored in your browser when you access a website. The cookie collects information about your visit to the website.
Some cookies are essential, and the web services need them to function appropriately. In addition, there are cookies that Fimea uses to analyse and produce statistics about the use of the web services, and to develop pages and their content.
The information typically includes the network request made by the user, the date and time of the request, the IP address of the user's terminal device, and the browser type and language.
Cookies can also be placed in your browser by third parties whose services we display on our pages as embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos on our website).
Some cookies are essential for the pages to function as intended. Essential cookies are used, for example, in functionalities where the user makes choices such as in the news archive.
Essential cookies are automatically saved in your browser when you use the web services and we do not ask for your consent separately. Essential cookies remain in your browser for a maximum of one year.
Statistics cookies that collect visitor and analytical information
These cookies collect information about the use of our web services and help us understand it better. Based on this information, we will make improvements to our pages.
For statistics cookies, we ask for your consent when you arrive at the web services. You can also adjust the settings afterwards. Please, see below for more information about these cookies.
Statistics cookies collect information such as:
- number of visitors to the site and individual pages
- which terminal device was used to access the site
- user's IP address
- the way users enter the pages (search engine, direct link, etc.)
- how long the visit on the site lasts
We monitor visitor statistics with Snoobi Analytics.
Fimea uses the data collected with these cookies to analyse and produce statistics on the use of the site in a form that cannot be combined with an actual person. Fimea also does not have access to IP address information collected by cookies.
The Siteimprove service provides information about the site's problems such as accessibility, the functionality of links, and how well pages are found in search engines. Fimea makes corrections and improvements to its website based on this information.
IP addresses are automatically anonymised, and the collected data cannot be associated with a natural person.
The Siteimprove cookies are stored in your browser for a maximum of 1000 days.
Some pages use third-party applications to display content. These include embedded YouTube videos, Twitter streams, and Google Maps. These applications may place cookies in the user's browser that transmit data to a third party during page download.
Third-party applications are subject to third-party terms and conditions. The operation of these cookies cannot be affected by the cookie settings that can be adjusted on the site.
What information does Fimea collect on social media websites?
Fimea has user accounts in the following social media channels: LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube.
Fimea uses the visitor information provided by the channels to better understand what kind of content is interesting to the audiences of the pages and to target the content to suitable groups.
Comments and other visitor information on Fimea's social media channels can be processed for communication research and development purposes.