What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent to your computer or mobile device, when you visit the website, stored by the website on your computer or mobile device, when you open the site. In each subsequent visit the cookies are sent back to the site of origin or another site recognising the relevant cookie. Cookies function as a particular site memory, allowing this site to remember your computer or mobile device for your next visits, inter alia, cookies can remember your settings or make the use of a website more comfortable.

Please find more information about the cookies, as well as possibilities to manage and delete them, by visiting the website: www.aboutcookies.org.


For what purposes do we use cookies?

The website of the Ministry of Finance www.fm.gov.lv uses cookies, in order to:

  • remember, whether you have already agreed that this website uses cookies;
  • analyse the activities of the visitors on the website (log-in time, duration, sections viewed).

Information related to cookies is not used to personally identify you.

The website of the Ministry of Finance uses cookies only and solely for the purpose mentioned in this Cookie Policy.


Google Analytics

Cookies developed by Google Analytics programme created by Google Inc. are set on the website of the Ministry of Finance. The purpose of use of Google Analytics cookies is the improvement of the quality of the content of the website of the Ministry of Finance and adaptation of the content to the needs of its visitors. For this purpose, the standard log-entry information (log-in time, duration, IP address) and anonymous information regarding your activities on the website is collected.

Information created by these cookies on how you use the website is forwarded to Google servers abroad (which may, as well, not be located in Latvia and the European Union) and stored therein.

According to Google IncTerms of Service and Google Analytics Terms of Service Google will use the referred to information to assess, for the needs of the Ministry of Finance, how you use the website, and to prepare reports on the visitor activities on the website.

Your IP address, by means of the IP-anonymisation (setting the last octet of your IPv4 address and the last 80 bits of IPv6 address to zeros in memory) in the territory of the European Union or the European Economic Area shall be abbreviated, and, only in exceptional cases, may be transferred for processing to Google servers located in the United States of America.

The Ministry of Finance will not use the cookies and will not allow any third person to use the cookies for finding or collecting any identifiable personal information about the visitors of the website www.fm.gov.lv.

You may opt out of using Google Analytics cookies, by downloading and installing an add-on tool Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.


Cookies Used on the Website www.fm.gov.lv:

Name of the Cookie

Purpose of Use

Duration of processing


The cookie registers the first visit (unique visit) and the last visit (unique visit) (Google Analytics cookie)

2 years from generation


Cookies work in pairs, giving the possibility to calculate the duration of the visit.

_utmb registers an exact time, when the visitor starts using the website, while _utmc – the time, when the visitor stops using the website (Google Analytics cookie)

by the end of the session


30 minutes, if no new website visits are registered during that period of time


Cookie specifies, from where the visitor has been directed to the website (search engine, link on another website, entering the address in the address field of the browser, etc.(Google Analytics cookie)

6 months from generation


Is used to determine the unique visitors of the website, granting a randomly generated identifier to each (Google Analytics cookie)

2 years from generation


Is used to determine the unique visitors of the website (Google Analytics cookie)

24 hours from generation


How to control and delete cookies?

As an option, you may control or delete cookies. Read more at: https://www.aboutcookies.org/.

You may delete all cookies on your computer and the majority of browsers may be set so as to block the placement of cookies in your computer. Nevertheless, in such case, you will have to manually adjust the settings each time, when visiting the website, besides, there is a possibility that some services and functions will not work.

Please find more information about the cookies, inter alia, what cookies are set on your computer or mobile device and what are the possibilities to manage and delete them, by visiting the website: https://www.aboutcookies.org/.