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Use of cookies

The public online services of the Finnish Parliament use cookies.

The essential search service cookies enable the use of the search services and results. The user should not disable these cookies.

We use non-essential cookies to collect visitor statistics and analyse information. Our goal is to develop the quality and content of our website from the perspective of visitors. Visitors can enable the non-essential cookies by selecting “Enable all cookies” on the site. Visitors can disable statistics cookies by selecting “Disable statistics cookies”.

A cookie is a small text file sent to and stored on the visitor’s computer. Cookies do not harm visitors’ computers or files. Please note that disabling cookies may prevent the full functions of some services.
The website uses both session cookies and tracking cookies. The session cookies collected on our site function for as long as the browser remains open but are deleted when the browser is closed. Only the tracking cookies used to identify new and returning visitors are stored more permanently.

The user’s browser indicates whether a tracking cookie has already been set. If there are no existing tracking cookies, a new cookie is set in the browser. We never disclose user information collected from tracking cookies to third parties.

However, the use of the online services of the Finnish Parliament (website, webcasts, open data) requires visitors to enable cookies from external organisations.

Parliament uses three types of first-party cookies. They are used to:

  • save the visitor’s selections
  • enable the use of the site
  • collect analytical data (on visitor behaviour)

​Description of cookies used in the online services of Parliament

Public website of Parliament

Search services

The online search services of Parliament use the following essential cookies, and the related functions cannot be disabled to ensure the functionality of the search services. Anonymous tracking cannot be disabled in the search services.

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We use third-party analytics software (Siteimprove) on our site to set a tracking cookie on visitors’ computers. The cookie tracks whether visitors of the site are returning visitors. Analytics cookies are non-essential cookies can they can be disabled by the visitor when using the online services of Parliament. 

Description of cookies:
Siteimprove: (lähde: )
Name of cookie (Cookie name): nmstat
Type of cookie and storage period: (Type): Persistent - expires after 1000 days
Address (Domain):
Purpose (About):
This cookie is used to help record visitors' use of the website.
It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site.
This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website. This Siteimprove Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognize the browser when a visitor reads a page.
The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.
Name of cookie: siteimproveses
Type of cookie and storage period: Session cookie
Address: [accountID]
This cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site.
This information can be used to create User Journeys and enable visitors to find relevant information more quickly.
Name of cookie: szcookiechoice
Type of cookie and storage period: Session cookie
Purpose: This cookie is used to determine if the user has accepted or declined cookies. This is only set if the website uses the Siteimprove Cookie Info Banner solution.
Name of cookie: sz-feedback-should-hide
Type of cookie and storage period: Session cookie
Purpose: This cookie is used to hide/close a feedback widget for specific sessions (visits) on the Analytics Feedback feature. It is set when a user clicks a button in the feedback widget which indicates they don't wish to see the widget again. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics. It simply contains the text 'true' when it is set.
Name of cookie: _cfduid
Type of cookie and storage period: Persistent cookie
Purpose: This cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. See:

Webcasting Service of the Finnish Parliament:

Description of the cookies (in Finnish)  

Open Data Service of the Finnish Parliament:

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To see this type of third-party content, you must first accept the terms and conditions of the service in question. This also applies to the cookie policies of such services as Parliament is unable to monitor them.

External service providers on the website of Parliament

External services are not supervised by Parliament. The service providers may change their terms of service, the purpose and use of cookies or other specifications at any time.

If you wish, you can change your cookie settings at any time.​​