Cookie policy

The cookie policy of the websites maintained by the Ministry of Justice complies with the recommendations of the National Cyber Security Centre, which operates under the auspices of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency. The policy has been drawn up in cooperation with the Prime Minister’s Office. In addition to the website of the Ministry of Justice,  the cookie policy also applies to the following websites maintained by the Ministry:,, and According to the recommendations of the National Cyber Security Centre, users can agree to allow the storage of cookies using the settings of their browser or another application, for example. Our websites’ cookie policy is currently being evaluated.

Website cookies 

Cookies are small text files that a web browser stores on a visitor's device to help track the use of the website.

This website uses certain technical cookies to enable it to function properly. 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. 

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

  • Tracking and analytics cookies
  • Session cookies 

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 on websites viewed, times of visit, browser types and operating systems, for example. The user's IP address is collected as it is, but the service provider immediately anonymises it and processes it in the anonymised format for analytics purposes.

The use of cookies and visitor tracking on our website have been implemented in cooperation with the Prime Minister's Office. The services are provided by the Government ICT Centre Valtori and its contracting partners Fonecta Oy (the Snoobi service) and Ambientia.

You can allow or block tracking cookies by changing your browser 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, which are valid for the duration of a visit to a website, improve the user experience on the website and can be enabled or disabled using the browser’s cookie settings. Such cookies include

Language selection, which will expire when the browsing session ends. 
Time of session, which will expire when the browsing session ends. 

The session identifier cookie is valid for one week, and information on whether cookies have been enabled is valid for one year. 

Links to other services

Links to social media services and share buttons on our websites will not transmit any user information to the providers of these services, unless you click on these links and share buttons. For more information on cookies on these social media services, please see the privacy statement of each service. 

Managing cookies 

Instructions on managing cookies using the most common browsers and applications are available here: 

Google Chrome  

Mozilla Firefox 

Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer 




Blocking and deleting cookies

Computer browsers


Microsoft Edge 

Internet Explorer 




Mobile device browsers

Android (Chrome) 
Apple iOS (Safari) 

Read more about data protection on this website 

Technical log data on the website and telecommunications connections

Technical log data is collected on the use of the website and the telecommunications connections used to access it. This data is necessary for the provision of the online service and for ensuring information security. The log data includes information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, such as their IP address and timestamp. This log data is used only to enable the provision of the service via the telecommunications network and to investigate any disruptions and information security incidents.

The processing of personal data in this context is necessary in order for the Ministry of Justice to comply with its legal obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Joint controllers

The website of the Ministry of Justice operates on the Government's joint publication platform. For this reason, the Ministry of Justice and the Prime Minister's Office are joint controllers for the processing of personal data on the website of the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the contents of its website, and the Ministry utilises the website’s visitor tracking in the performance of its tasks. Read more about the division of responsibilities on the page Respective responsibilities of joint controllers.