Cookie Policy

In our cookie policy we tell you how we use cookies and how the user may manage and supervise the use of cookies.

What are cookies?

Our website uses cookies to improve our services. Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user’s computer when they visit a website. Cookies do not harm the computer or the files on its hard drive.

What do we use the cookies for?

We use cookies to improve the use of our online services. We use cookies to collect data on the use of our website as well as the devices and browsers used by visitors. We use cookies for analytics on the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health website. Cookies make the use of the website easier for you and makes the marketing content you see more appropriate.

Cookies used by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Cookies can be categorized by how long they are stored and their function. Session cookies are in effect from when the browser is opened until it is closed. The cookies are automatically deleted when the user closes the browser. Permanent cookies are active for a pre-determined time period and remain in the browser until they expire or the user deletes them manually.

We use cookies belonging to the following categories:

Strictly necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are important for our website’s basic functions: features and technical functions without which our website cannot operate. These cookies cannot be disabled.


The website uses Drupal as the content management system, which allows managing the content and displaying it to the user. The Drupal software is essential for the functioning of the service. Drupal does not save personal data of the website’s users, but it can use first-party cookies for implementing technical functionalities. 

Piwik Tag Manager

The Piwik Tag Manager tool is used in the administration of the website for managing third-party software and tracking pixels. Piwik Tag Manager does not save any personal data of the website’s users. The only data that the tool saves on the users’ device are related to technical functionalities, such as a list of the allowed software defined in the website’s settings. 


The Ninchat tool is used for implementing the chat service. The chat service is available in specific sections of our website, and it allows directly contacting our personnel or leaving a message outside of our opening hours. Ninchat does not recognise an individual user who participates in a chat conversation because it does not save any identifying information. Data of the users’ current session is saved in cookies, which helps improve the user experience of the chat. 


The Askem tool allows website visitors to provide feedback on the content of the site. It is also used to analyse the quality of the content of the website.  Askem does not save any personally identifying information, but it does save a random-generated id, which is saved in the web browsers local storage. This data is legally comparable to cookies. This id is needed to ensure the functionality of the tool and help in analysing the gathered information. The data is only used within the webpage to which the tool has been installed. The Askem tool cannot be used to monitor or identify the website visitors.


The Siteimprove tool is used to track and develop the accessibility, search engine optimization and content quality of the website. The gathered data cannot be connected to an individual website visitor as visitors’ IP addresses are automatically anonymised. Siteimprove does not disclose the data further and third parties cannot use the cookies or any data that can be connected with them.

Analytical cookies

We use analytical cookies to monitor the activities of visitors to our website and conduct analyses that help us optimize our website. This enables us to improve the functionality of our website and serve our visitors better. If you do not accept these cookies, we will not know when you visit our website. You can, however, use our website normally without these cookies.

Piwik Pro

The Piwik Pro tool is used for website statistics, reporting and analysis. The tool also helps in developing the website and assessing marketing communication measures. Piwik Pro gather information such as which pages have been visited and how many times, in addition to traffic sources, devices and time spent on site.


The Hotjar tool is used for developing the website and improving the user experience. Hotjar collects information regarding the users’ interaction on the website, including data such as viewed pages, page scrolling, clicked elements and mouse movements.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies enable us to deliver targeted advertising to you on our website or targeted content on social media. These cookies are set by third-party advertising and targeting tools. Cookies enable these third parties to create a profile based on your topics of interest. If you do not accept these cookies, you will not see targeted advertising and you may be unable to use social media sharing tools.


Hubspot is a marketing automation software that is used for digital client communications, sales management and automation of marketing messages. Hubspot is used for implementing various functionalities on the site, such as the creation of forms and landing pages in addition to tracking site use and measuring the effectiveness of marketing. Data from Hubspot’s contact database can also be combined with data of the Salesforce CRM software.
Hubspot uses first-party cookies for saving information on pages visited by a user, filled forms, IP addresses and an anonymised user id that the software uses. The software can be used to personalise digital communications to a user included in Hubspot’s contact database. 

Google Ads

The Google Ads tool is used for retargeting advertising based on interactions on the website. The Google Ads tool allows displaying advertisements in Google’s search engine and other websites. . The tool can be used to calculate efficiency of Google advertising. The software saves an anonymised advertisement id in the browser. 

Meta Ads

The Meta Ads tool is used for retargeting advertising based on interactions on the website. The Meta Ads tool allows displaying advertisements on Facebook and Instagram. The tool can be used to calculate efficiency of advertising in the media mentioned above. Meta Ads saves an anonymised user id, IP address and information on site use. 

LinkedIn Ads

The LinkedIn Ads tool is used for retargeting advertising based on interactions on the websites. The LinkedIn Ads tool allows displaying advertisements in on LinkedIn. The tool can be used to calculate efficiency of advertising. The tool saves the user’s anonymised LinkedIn id, IP address and a personalising id. 

Twitter Ads

The Twitter Ads tool is used for retargeting advertising based on interactions on the website. The Twitter Ads tool allows displaying advertisements in on Twitter. The tool can be used to calculate efficiency of advertising. The tool saves the user’s Twitter id in a third-party cookie among other information.


The GetSiteControl tool is used for implementing pop-up notifications on the website. The tool also allows the creation of various questionnaire forms on the website. GetSiteControl allows displaying targeted notifications or forms to users who have already interacted with the website. 


Other campaign-specific cookies by different media houses can be used for retargeting advertising based on interactions in the online service. E.g. Sanoma media's cookies have been used, when advertising has been retargeted in Sanomat's various online media.

Third-party cookies

Our website uses third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are utilized, for example, in statistics and marketing tools.

We also use third-party applications, such as embedded YouTube videos and ZEF tests, which may set third-party cookies in the user’s browser and the function of which cannot be controlled via the cookies settings of the website.

A detailed list of cookies used on our website can be found here: Cookie Scanner Report - Piwik PRO

Blocking and deleting cookies

You can manage our website’s cookies in two ways.

1.       By changing your cookie settings through the control button at the bottom of this page

You can manage functional, analytical and marketing cookies through the control button at the bottom of this page. These cookies will not be used without your consent. If you do not give your consent, the functionality of tools that use functional, analytical and marketing cookies will be disabled, and some of the content of our website may become unusable to you. You also won’t see any targeted advertising. You can change these cookie settings through the control panel at any time.

2.       By changing your browser’s cookie settings

If you wish to prevent the cookies from functioning, you may do so by changing your browser settings to block all cookies. Instructions for this can be found on the browser’s help page. The browsers on mobile devices do not always offer this option. In this case, the user must make changes to the phone settings. However, it is worth noting that rejecting cookies or deleting them may negatively affect the functioning of the service or certain parts of it, or may even block it completely.

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