The merikeskusvellamo.fi website provides a Google Analytics tracking code which collects anonymous statistics on website visitors. This is based on technical information provided by the browser and internet connection and does not personalise any individual. In addition to technical statistics, the demographic and topic-specific statistics collected by Google Analytics include personal target group information such as age, gender and interests. The information for the reports comes from DoubleClick’s third-party cookies.
The reports indicate the number of website visitors over a specific period and any variation in their behaviour. If a cookie is not linked to a specific website visitor, the target group information and topics cannot be derived from the statistics. We use the target group and topic reports we collect to plan subject areas that interest our visitors. If you wish, you can block the use of Google Analytics with a browser add-on.
We use the Google Adwords cookie. If you would like to block Google AdWords ads, please read the instructions at www.google.com/settings/ads.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is saved on your computer when you visit a website. The file includes a small amount of information about your activities during the website visit. The server sends information about your activities to your browser. The next time you visit the site, the information can be retrieved directly from your computer instead of the server. For advertising purposes, the cookies are used to pick the most suitable ads based on your browser use. The cookies are also used to prevent repeats of the same ads.
Are cookies harmful?
Cookies do not harm your computer, files or internet access? They are conventional text files which cannot contain viruses. In addition, the files are small in size to prevent them from taking up too much of your computer’s memory even if you enable their use. Cookies do not enable anyone to examine information on your computer’s hard drive.
How can you manage cookies
You can manage and/or remove cookies freely. For more information, visit aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies on your computer, and most browsers can be set to block cookies entirely. However, bear in mind that if you block cookies, you will need to set certain settings again every time you visit a specific website. Blocking cookies may also prevent you from using some services and functionalities of the website.