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Cookie Policy

The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

COOKIE POLICY

 

Adopted pursuant to the State Administration Structure Law, Sections 72(1)(1) and 72(1)(2)

 

 

I General Provisions

1. This Cookie Policy (hereinafter the ‘Policy’) determines the use of cookies by the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (registration number: 90009756700, address: Duntes iela 22, k-5, LV-1005, Riga, Latvia) (hereinafter the ‘Centre’) on its websites.

2. This Policy may be amended as necessary. All changes to this Policy will be published on the Centre’s website, and a specific notice of the changes will be provided.

 

II What Is a Cookie?

3. A cookie is a text file (not an application) that is inserted into the web browser on the website user’s computer or other device and that detects the user’s browsing activity on the website.

4. Cookies are generally used to improve the performance of the website, for example by facilitating downloads or ensuring faster access to the relevant sections of the website and displaying relevant information. The purpose of cookies is determined by the host of the website.

 

III The Centre’s Cookies and Their Purpose

5. The Centre only uses cookies (session cookies) to facilitate browsing of the Centre’s website and to make sure that users have read this Cookie Policy.

6. The Centre does not use cookies for any other purpose, nor does it track user behaviour. Therefore, no specific consent is required from the user regarding the use of these Centre’s cookies.

7. As with any website visit, the Centre will obtain and store the user’s IP address for a certain period of time. The Centre does not identify users of the website.

8. Except for the cookie responsible for reading this Policy, the Centre’s cookies expire on closing the browser application.

9. The Centre will not pass on to third parties any information about users of the Centre’s website. The Centre’s website uses the Twitter widget through which users of the Centre’s website may receive Twitter cookies. More information about Twitter cookies is available by reading the Twitter Privacy Policy.

10. Third-party cookies not specified in this Policy are not placed on the Centre’s website.

 

IV Deleting or Restricting Cookies

11.  Users of the Centre’s website may themselves delete all or some of the cookies stored on their device. Users may also modify browser settings of their device to opt out of cookies by default, delete existing cookies, be notified when new cookies are sent to their device, prevent cookies from being saved or delete them immediately after closing the Centre’s website.

12. When choosing to delete or block cookies completely, not only the Centre’s website, but other websites may not function properly. Therefore, we do not recommend completely disabling cookies.

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