Cookie Policy of the Portal www.visitventspils.com

1. General Provisions

1.1. 1. The Tourist Information Centre (hereinafter – the TIC) of the Ventspils State City Municipality Institution “Ventspils domes administrācija” [Ventspils Council Administration] (registration number: 90000051970, address: Jūras iela 36, Ventspils, LV-3601, telephone: 63601100, e-mail: [email protected]) shall ensure the security of the TIC’s website www.visitventspils.com (hereinafter – the website) and of the personal data of its visitors and the protection of their rights whilst visiting the website and getting acquainted with its contents.

1.2. Šī sīkdatņu politika ir sagatavota ar nolūku, lai mūsu tīmekļa vietnes apmeklētāji iegūtu papildu informāciju par vietnē izmantotajām sīkdatnēm un to kā TIC tās izmanto.

2. Information on Cookies

Cookies are a small string of letters and numbers downloaded and saved on your computer or other device (e.g., smartphone or tablet) and stored on your computer by your browser whilst visiting the website. They can be used to follow the contents of a website you visit to store information you have entered or remember your preferences, e.g., language settings whilst browsing.

3. Purpose and Legal Basis of Cookies

3.1. Cookies are necessary to obtain information on how the users use our website thus allowing the TIC to evaluate how useful the website is and how it could be improved. Data on website users are accessible only to those TIC employees who are in charge of the analysis of such data.

3.2. We use different types of cookies that are placed by default (‘strictly necessary’ cookies). However, cookies used for analytical purposes require your consent. By giving your consent in the cookie banner displayed whilst you visit the website you choose whether to allow the use of certain categories of cookies.

4. Types of Cookies and Their Application

4.1. 6. We use two categories of cookies – the ‘strictly necessary’ cookies and the ‘analytics’ cookies. However, your consent is required only for the use of the ‘analytics’ cookies. By consenting to the use of the ‘analytics’ cookies you give consent to all cookies included in this category (for a more detailed list of cookies, please refer to Chapter V of the Cookie Policy). You can change your preferences and disable the cookies at any time.

4.2. ‘Strictly necessary’ cookies

The ‘strictly necessary’ cookies are essential and enable the access to specific website content. These cookies are placed on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or any other device whilst visiting the website and browsing or for a certain period of time. They are set in response to your actions considered a service request, e.g., when setting your privacy preferences, signing in, or completing forms. These cookies are necessary for the website to function properly and they cannot be switched off, which is why the user’s consent for this category of cookies is not required.

4.3. ‘Analytics’ cookies

The ‘analytics’ cookies allow to count visits and sources for us to be able to assess and improve the performance of the website. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around our website. If you refuse these cookies, your visit will not be included in our statistics, but it will not restrict your actions on our website either.

5. List of Cookies Used on Our Website

‘Strictly necessary’ cookies – these cookies are necessary for the website to function properly and they ensure its basic functions. Without these cookies, the website will not function properly.
cookietestDetermines whether the visitor has consented to the use of cookies.Duration
HzetPersistent security cookie1 year
‘Analytics’ cookies – the website uses the Google Analytics cookies. These cookies allow to obtain information on how the visitors use the website (e.g., website visited, date and time of the visit, etc.) which is used for statistics and analytics for the specified purposes. For the basic principles of Google Analytics, please visit the Google website: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1012034?hl=lten&ref_topic=6157800.
_gaRegisters the unique ID used to generate statistics on how the visitor uses this website2 years
_gatUses Google Analytics to adjust the number of visits1 day

6. Information on the Consent Given by the Visitor for the Creation of Cookies

6.1. Whilst visiting this website, a window explaining that the website stores cookies is displayed to the user. By clicking on the ‘Agree’ button you consent to the use of the ‘analytics’ cookies used by the website and confirm that you have got acquainted with the information on the cookies, their purpose, and cases where they are transferred to third parties.

6.2. The ‘strictly necessary’ cookies do not require the user’s consent as they ensure the proper and continuous display of the website contents to provide appropriate digital browsing and online experience.

7. Refusal of Cookies

7.1. If you do not wish for the ‘analytics’ cookies to be stored on your device, you can click on the ‘Reject’ button in the window with the message that the website uses cookies.

7.2. 10. You can disable the cookies at any time as indicated here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

7.3.. Papildu informāciju par sīkdatnēm, kā arī to dzēšanu un pārvaldīšanu var iegūt mājaslapā


8. Changes to Our Cookie Policy

8.1. 12. If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy that can be found at the bottom of the website and contact the TIC per e-mail: [email protected] or calling +371 29232226.

8.2. 13. TIC reserves the right to change this Cookie Policy at any time. All changes to our Cookie Policy will be published on www.visitventspils.com.

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