Cookies on the Ministry of the Environment website

In its cookies policy the Ministry of the Environment follows the Recommendations of the National Cyber Security Centre. According to the recommendations, users can agree to allow the storage of cookies e.g. using the settings of their browser or another application.

Website cookies 

This website uses certain technical cookies to enable it and its distribution service to function properly and to ensure information security. These cookies are always enabled irrespective of your browser's cookie settings. These cookies are used only for activities that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website. They are not used to collect personal data.

The user can manage the non-essential cookies on the website by changing the browser’s cookie settings. Blocking cookies may affect the user experience, but it will not affect the functioning of the website. Such cookies include: 

  1. Tracking and analytics cookies
  2. Session cookies
  3. Third-party cookies such as social media embedding

Tracking and analytics cookies 

The website's visitor tracking collects general statistics that are used for developing the website and for controlling its quality. Data is collected e.g. on websites viewed, times of visit, browser types and operating systems. The tracking does not collect data that would make it possible to identify individual persons. Visitors’ IP addresses are anonymised, i.e. aggregated to a more general level, before they are processed.  

You can allow or block tracking cookies on each website by changing your browser’s cookie settings. If cookies have been blocked, the visitor tracking will store only session-specific information, and the cookies will expire when the browsing session ends. Cookies allowed using the browser's cookie settings can be valid for a maximum of three years. Tracking data will not be disclosed to third parties. 

Session cookies 

Session cookies improve the user experience on the website and can be enabled or blocked using the browser’s cookie settings. 

  • Session identifier, which will expire in one week.
  • Information on whether cookies have been enabled, which will expire in one year.
  • Language selection, which will expire when the browsing session ends.
  • Time of session, which will expire when the browsing session ends.

Third-party cookies 

Third-party applications, such as social media feeds or videos, are embedded into some pages of the website. When a page is viewed, these applications may enable cookies in the user’s browser that transmit data on the pages viewed and address to third parties.

Third-party cookies can be allowed or blocked in the browser’s cookie settings.

Read more about cookies in the privacy statements of each service:

Managing cookies 

Instructions on managing cookies of the most common browsers and applications

Mobile devices