How cookies are used on the prh.fi website

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to the user's computer and stored on the computer. Information that is essential for the website to work properly is saved in the text file. Cookies do not damage or disturb the user’s terminal.

We use functional cookies and analytics cookies on the prh.fi website. Our website publishing system uses first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies from analytics services and the EU. They come from other websites and also send their information to other websites.

The cookies are persistent or session cookies. Persistent cookies are erased automatically once you close your browser. Session cookies expire once your session ends.

A separate chat service and chatbot service can be used on the website. They use cookies that are necessary for them to function properly.

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your terminal or browser, block cookies in your browser settings either before or during your visit to the website.

Cookies used by our website publishing system

The prh.fi website uses session cookies. They are stored in the computer's memory during a browsing session and are deleted when the browser is closed.

Cookies used by the Snoobi Analytics service

We use a third-party analytics program, Snoobi Analytics, on our website.

The service uses data to evaluate the use of the website and to create reports to the site owner, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH).

Data collected with cookies cannot be connected to a natural person.

The data contains information about

  • the user’s browser
  • site behaviour
  • from where the user moved to the site
  • operating system
  • the user’s IP address.

The IP address is anonymized which prevents the identifying of a specific person.

Read more about the cookies used by the Snoobi Analytics service on the Snoobi Technology website.

Hotjar analytics service

We use the Hotjar analytics service on our trademark pages in Finnish on this website.

We use the analytics service to get anonymized user data.

Read more about the cookies used by the Hotjar analytics service on the Hotjar website.

EU-level digital gateway

Details of visitors on the webpages for the Finnish Trade Register, trademarks, patents and design rights are collected as part of following up the enforcement of the EU regulation (EU) 2018/1724 about a single digital gateway. Open: Regulation (EU) 2018/1724 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

The following details are collected on the pages linked to the single digital gateway:

  • URL-address of the page
  • number of visitors
  • visitors’ country
  • data terminal used.

The details are collected in an anonymous form and do not include personally identifiable information. The details are only used by the PRH, the European Commission and the national coordinators referred to in the regulation.

The collected details are stored in the European Commission’s databank for three years maximum, after which they are deleted automatically.

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Latest update 08.06.2021