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Cookie Policy of the Portal www.visitventspils.com

1. General Provisions

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. This Cookie Policy has been developed to allow the visitors of our website obtain additional information on cookies by our website and the way the TIC uses them.

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 (‘essential cookies’). However, cookies used for analytical, personalized 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 three categories of cookies – the ‘essential cookies’ cookies and the ‘analytical’, ‘personalized’ cookies. However, your consent is required only for the use of the ‘analytical’, ‘personalized’ cookies. By consenting to the use of the ‘analytical’, ‘personalized’ 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. ‘Essential’ cookies

The ‘essential 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. Personalised cookies

With personalised cookies, the website remembers the settings and preferences made by the user, so that you can use the website more easily. These cookies are stored permanently on your device.

4.4. Analytical cookies

The ‘analytical’ 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

‘Essential’ 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.
TittlePurposeDuration
cc_cookieDetermines whether the visitor has consented to the use of cookies.1 year
PHPSESSID This cookie is intended for PHP applications. The cookie stores and identifies the user’s unique session ID to manage the user’s sessions on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and will be deleted when all browser windows are closed.Sessions
wp-wpml_current_languageKeeps the current language. This cookie is enabled on websites that use Language Filtering for AJAX operations.Sessions

Personalized cookies – allow the website to remember information that changes the way the website works or looks, such as the language you choose or the location you are in.
TittlePurposeDuration
_icl_visitor_lang_jsKeeps the default language. This cookie is enabled for all website visitors if you use your browser’s language redirection feature.1 day
wpml_browser_redirect_testChecks if cookies are enabled.Sessions

‘Analytical’ 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.
TittlePurpose
Duration
_gaRegisters the unique ID used to generate statistics on how the visitor uses this website2 years
_gidGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to store information about how visitors use the website, while creating an analytical report on the performance of the website. Some of the data collected includes the number of visitors, their source and the pages they visit anonymously.1 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 ‘analytical’, ‘peronalized‘ 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 ‘essential’ 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. 9. If you do not wish for the ‘analytical’, ‘personalized’ 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. 11. For more information on cookies and how to delete and manage them, please visit:

www.aboutcookies.org.

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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