Processing of personal data and cookie policy


Ministry of Justice, PO Box 25, 00023 Government
Registry: oikeusministerio(a)
Tel. +358 2951 50320

Data Protection Officer

Johanna Järvinen
Tel. +358 2951 50004

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. Necessary cookies make the website usable and user-friendly by enabling basic functions such as page navigation.

We use non-essential cookies only with your consent. 

The website uses cookies to collect information about the use of the website and the terminal devices and web browsers of users visiting the site. We use cookies to analyse the site. 

Matomo, the software we use to develop the user experience, content and functioning of our website, collects data and generates reports on how the site is used.

Analytical data on the use of the site is not processed or stored in such a way that an individual user can be identified. You can block website-use analysis by changing your browser’s cookie settings or by installing an add-on for this purpose in your browser.

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

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Cookies necessary for proper functioning of the website are automatically activated. In addition, we use cookies to track the use of the online service. These cookies will be activated if you accept all cookies. More information about cookies and analytics tools is available on the page Data Protection and cookies.


Analytics cookies

The website’s visitor tracking collects general statistics that are used for developing the website and for controlling its quality. Our analytics program does not store traffic data or entire IP addresses. This data is stored separately by our service provider for the purpose of providing the service and ensuring information security as provided in sections 138, 142 and 272 of the Act on Electronic Communication Services.

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.

To manage cookies, we use a service called Cookiebot, where you can also check the validity of individual cookies. For more information on how we use the data we collect on the website, please see the ‘Data protection and cookies’ page. You can change or withdraw your consent to cookies on our website through a cookie notification that opens when you click on the ‘Change your consent’ link on this page. If you need to contact us regarding your consent, please provide your consent ID and date.

The consent covers the following addresses: and


Links to other services

Links to social media services and share buttons on our website 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:

Blocking and deleting cookies

Computer browsers

Mobile device browsers

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. Data is not disclosed to third parties, with the exception of situations relating to performance of official duties, for example.

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.

Your data protection-related rights

Information about your data protection-related rights when using the online services of the Ministry of Justice.

The Data Protection Ombudsman monitors compliance with the data protection legislation in Finland. For more information, please see