Cookies on the website
Purpose and legal basis for the creation of cookies
The Personal Data Protection Officer is the Data Protection and Information Technology Security Centre of the Riga City Council, legal address: 5 Krišjāņa Valdemāra Street, Riga, LV-1010, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about cookies
You have opened our website using a browser, for example, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera or another.
The term “cookies” is used to define information obtained and stored by this browser when you use our website. Next time you visit our website, the browser will “remember” your actions and do some of these on its own, e.g., it may select the site language and control whether the cookie notification window is displayed again. Cookies enable a website to save the individual browser settings of a website user, recognise these and react accordingly.
Types of cookies
There are two types of cookies – session cookies, also known as strictly necessary cookies, and persistent cookies. Cookies can also be grouped into first-party or third party cookies. All the specified terms and concepts are described below in order to give you a better idea of the essence of cookies and what we use these for.
Session, or strictly necessary cookies
Session cookies, also known as strictly necessary cookies, allow identifying the browser and your device, the Internet protocol (IP) address assigned to your device when you visit a specific site, remembering an changes or choices at a specific website, so that these could also be used in other section of the website, e. g., to grant you access to restricted website sections upon successful authorisation until you perform a valid Logout. These cookies allow fast and easy use of multiple sections of a single website, without having to perform the authorisation procedure in order to visit every secure section of the site. Session cookies are not permanent – these are disabled as soon as you close the browser that you used to browse the website, or terminate your session at a specific website.
Persistent cookie files
Persistent cookies are cookie files saved on your device that you use to browse the website for a specific pre-defined time, which is deemed to start upon termination of the website browsing session. Saved cookies allow the usage of a user’s settings or actions at the site each time you visit this website.
First-part cookies are cookie files created by our website. These can be recognised by the domain name of our site.
Third-party cookies are created by websites other than our own. Domain names of these websites are different from our site’s domain. Third-party cookies can also be saved on your device that you use to browse our website.
List of cookies used on our website www.vefkp.lv
to store and track visits across websites
|vefkp.lv||__gid||Third-party cookie||Used to distinguish users||24 hours|
|vefkp.lv||_ga||Third-party cookie||Used to distinguish users||2 years|
|vefkp.lv||ca||First – party cookie||A session cookie that records a visitors session||3 hours|
|vefkp.lv||_gat_gtag_UA_109507771_1||First – party cookie||Used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites||1 hour|
Information regarding a person’s consent to generation of cookies
Our website uses technical means to save information (IP address, date, time, etc.) regarding your consent to generation of the website’s cookie files on your device, as well as information (IP address, date, time, etc.) on revocation of your consent to generation of the website’s cookie files on your device.
Revocation of a person’s content and restriction of cookie usage
You can change your cookie preferences at any time in the Internet browser of your device. For instance, you can revoke your consent to saving cookies by enabling an option within your browser that allows rejecting all cookie saving proposals. You can finds these settings in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of your Internet browser. You can see the Internet browser homepages listed below for more information on how to configure the Internet browser on your own device:
- Chrome: Google Chrome Help Center
- Firefox: Cookies – Information that websites store on your computer
- Safari: Safari for macOS Sierra: Manage cookies and website data using Safari
- Edge: Microsoft Edge, browsing data, and privacy
- Opera: Security and Privacy in Opera (Referrals, redirections, and cookies)