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Term on Cookies


Terms on Cookies

This document explains how the Ventspils City Council (hereinafter referred to as the Council), which arranges and coordinates the activity on the website, including a mobile version and a mobile application (hereinafter referred to as, uses cookies.

What are the cookies?

The cookies are small text files created by the website and transferred to a browser of the user device (computer, smartphone, tablet) when you visit the website. The browser used by the user sends the information back to the website during each subsequent visiting the website in order to allow it to recognize the user and keep track of his/her choices (such as a user identifier, user session data for maintaining the operation, authorization, statistics, etc.).

Which cookies and why are used by

Essential cookies. These cookies are important as they provide for the undisturbed functioning of the website. Without them it is not possible to ensure connection to the user's profile and fully use the website. These cookies identify the user's device without disclosing the user’s identity, as not collecting or storing any user information. These cookies are stored on the user's device until the browser is closed.

Analytical cookies. These cookies store information on how the users use the website, for example, in order to determine which sections are most often visited and what services are most often used. Information is used for the purposes of carrying out analysis to find out what users are interested in and how the use of the website can be made more effective. These cookies identify the user's device without disclosing the user’s identity. can attract the third parties such as Google Analytics for the analysis of these cookies. These cookies are permanently stored on the user's device.

Third-party cookies

Cookies of the third parties are established by other parties (companies) whose services are used by for the user to be able to log in the Portal, using Facebook, Twitter,, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Google accounts. The other sites visited by the user may also include the use of cookies, for example Facebook and Google, and these sites may place their own cookies in order to be able to share the content on social networks or get access statistics. The third-party cookies are out of control of, and you can learn more about these cookies by visiting the respective third-party website. 

Storing, limiting and disabling of cookies

While visiting the website, an informative message will be displayed to the user that the website uses cookies. By closing this message, the user of the relevant device confirms that he/she has become familiar with the information about cookies (including types of cookies, purposes of their use, involvement of third parties, etc.) and agrees to it. Cookies may be controlled and deleted at the user’s wish. If the user does not want the cookies to be used for the device, he/she user may change the settings of the browser used. Changes to the settings must be made for each browser separately. The user should note that it is not possible to opt out of the use of essential and functional cookies, because full use of the website is impossible without them. Cookies get placed on the device of the user by as a site operator, and these cookies are called the first-party cookies. Some of the cookies on the user's device can be placed by a third party not related to, and such cookies are called the third-party cookies.

Changes to the use of cookies may at any time change the document for the use of these cookies. It is the responsibility of the user to regularly check the content of this document to familiarize himself/herself with any changes.

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