Cookies help us to develop our website and to improve its content and availability. Some cookies are necessary to ensure that the website functions properly. You can accept all cookies or just the necessary cookies. To change settings, click Cookie Settings. You can access the settings later from the Cookie practices page of the valvira.fi website.
Select an option below to determine which cookies to allow. When you are ready, click Save and exit. The website works even if you only agree to necessary cookies. There might be some differences, however. You can also change the settings later through our pages. Read more about the cookies on this valvira.fi website.
The necessary cookies are automatically stored on your browser when you use our web service. These cookies are used to ensure that the valvira.fi web service functions as intended.
Web analytics tool (Google Analytics) helps us to understand how our customers use the valvira.fi web service and from where they access the website.
We use the Siteimprove service to monitor the availability of the website, the functioning of links and the visibility of the website on search engines.
What are cookies and what information do they collect?
A cookie is a text file that is stored on your browser when you use a website. A cookie collects information about your visit to the site.
Some cookies are necessary, and the valvira.fi website needs them to function as intended. There are also cookies that collect information that the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) uses to analyse the use of the valvira.fi website, collect statistics and develop the pages and their content.
This information include the network request made by the user, date and time of the request, the IP address of the user’s terminal device and the type and language of the browser.
Cookies may also be placed on your browser by third parties whose content is embedded in our site (e.g. YouTube videos on our website).
Some cookies are necessary to ensure that the valvira.fi website functions properly. Necessary cookies are used, for example, for functionalities where the user makes selections, such as the news archive.
Necessary cookies are stored automatically, without your separate consent, on your browser when you use the valvira.fi website. Necessary cookies are stored on your browser for up to one year.
Statistical cookies used to collect user and analytical information
These cookies collect information about the use of our website to help us to gain better understanding. We improve the site based on this information.
We request your consent for the use of statistical cookies when you arrive on the valvira.fi site. You can adjust these settings later. You can find more information about these cookies below. Go to cookie settings.
Statistical cookies collect for example the following information:
Number of visitors on the site and on a certain page
The terminal device used to access the site
The user's IP address
The source from where users accessed the site (a search engine, a direct link, etc.)
How long does the visit to the website last
We use Google Analytics software to monitor the visitor statistics on the valvira.fi site.
Valvira uses the information collected by these cookies to analyse the use of the site and for statistical purposes. This information is in a format that cannot be linked to a specific person. In addition, Valvira does not have access to the IP address information collected by the cookies.
Depending on the type of cookie, the cookies are stored on your browser for the duration of the visit or for up to two years.
The Siteimprove service provides information about possible problems related to the valvira.fi website, such as problems with availability, function of the links and the visibility of the website in search engines. Valvira uses this information to develop and improve the site.
IP addresses are automatically anonymised, and it is not possible to link the collected information to any natural person.
Siteimprove does not disclose information, and third parties cannot use the cookies or information that can be linked to them.
Siteimprove cookies are stored on your browser for up to 1,000 days.
Some pages of the valvira.fi website use third-party applications to display content. These include, for example, embedded YouTube videos, Twitter streams and maps provided by Google Maps. In connection with a page download, these applications can place cookies on the user's browser that share information with third parties.
The terms and conditions of use of the third party are applied to third-party applications. The function of these cookies cannot be adjusted with the cookie settings of the valvira.fi website.
With regard to YouTube videos, the valvira.fi website uses a no-cookie solution to prevent third-party cookies when the user accesses a page on the valvira.fi website where a video is embedded. Regardless, user information is transferred to the YouTube service if the user reacts to the embedded video by clicking it, for example.
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