About this site

  1. Structure and usage
  2. Web browsers and terminal devices
  3. Subscription services
  4. The Impulssi website
  5. Shortcuts
  6. Responsibility for the content
  7. Copyright information
  8. Linked pages
  9. Cookies and information collected
  10. Google Analytics
  11. Cookies used on the site
  12. Managing cookies through your browser settings
  13. Your Online Choices
  14. LVM.fi press release service
  15. Social media extensions
  16. MyFonts service
  17. Legal notice
  18. Feedback

LVM.fi is the website of the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications. It contains a variety of information produced by the Ministry, including press releases, publications and descriptions of ongoing projects. The website provides information in Finnish, Swedish, and English. The Finnish pages offer the widest range of information.

The new LVM.fi website was introduced on 25 January 2016 in connection with the launch of the Ministry’s new visual identity. The new structure is in line with the Government web communications standard.

1. Structure and usage

The site is made up of six main sections: press releases, areas of expertise, publications, the Ministry, the administrative sector, and contacts and services.

The breadcrumb trail at the top of each page shows where you are on the site. The footer on the page has a site map that describes the structure of the site using a list of the main headings and subheadings.

The search box at the top of each page helps you find the information you are looking for.

2. Web browsers and terminal devices

The website uses responsive design, meaning that the content adapts to the device being used. The pages display best using the latest version of your browser. The website can also be viewed using earlier versions, but in this case you may not be able to use all of the features available.

3. Subscription services

To receive the latest news and information about recent publications, you can subscribe to our e-mail news service. It is also possible to subscribe to several RSS feeds. The most important news services can be found under the Press releases section.

4. The Impulssi website

The Impulssi website at impulssilvm.fi includes blogs, podcasts and videos on current topics at the Ministry.

The Impulssi blog covers topical issues in transport and communications policy. It generates impulse, serves as a basis for discussion and increases understanding of the goals of transport and communications policy in society. The first blog entry was posted on 2 February 2015.

The Impulssi podcast presents big ideas and gives them room to flourish. The first season of the podcast began in autumn 2017. The first episode was released on 22 November 2017.

The videos on the Impulssi site focus on current themes at the Ministry. The first videos under the Impulssi header were released in April 2019.

The site is part of the LVM.fi service.

It uses the Wordpress.com cloud service platform provided by Automattic Inc.

The site is operated through a US-based service provider. We use the basic functions of the platform, and it provides us with anonymous data about the number of readers, for example. We use this information to further improve our services.

The use of the Impulssi site is also monitored using Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics’ '_anonymizeIP()' feature to ensure the anonymous collection of IP addresses. According to the Google Analytics Terms of Service, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Privacy policy of Automattic Inc.: https://automattic.com/privacy/

5. Shortcuts

Latest news

www.lvm.fi/en/topical

English-language pages

www.lvm.fi/en/home

Administrative sector

www.lvm.fi/en/administrative-sector

Contacts and services

www.lvm.fi/en/contact

Publications

www.lvm.fi/en/publications_series

Law-drafting projects

www.lvm.fi/lakihankkeet

Requests for opinions

www.lvm.fi/lausuntopyynnot

The Ministry

www.lvm.fi/en/the-ministry

RSS feeds

www.lvm.fi/syotteet

Swedish-language pages

www.lvm.fi/sv/framsida

Press releases

www.lvm.fi/en/press-releases

Operating licences

www.lvm.fi/toimiluvat

Netra

www.lvm.fi/netra

Current projects

www.lvm.fi/vireilla

The Impulssi website

https://impulssilvm.fi/info/

6. Responsibility for the content

The editor-in-chief of the website is Antti Ellonen, Head of Web Communications. The website content is the responsibility of the Ministry’s departments and units.

In making the content available, every effort is made to keep the information up-to-date and accurate. The Ministry is not responsible for any expenses or damage caused by possible errors in the content on the website.

7. Copyright information

The Ministry of Transport and Communications, or the information provider mentioned in connection with the material, owns the copyright to the texts and images published on the website.

8. Linked pages

The website includes links and connections to third parties’ websites. For example, the videos on the site are hosted by YouTube. The audio files of the Impulssi podcast are hosted by the SoundCloud service.

Third-party sites and services linked from the website are subject to their respective terms of use and other conditions.

9. Cookies and information collected

The Ministry of Transport and Communications website uses cookies to track users’ behaviour. The cookies are related to the website’s functions or to collecting statistics on the use of the site. Cookies are small text files stored on a user's computer that help monitor the use of the site. 

Cookies do not harm your computer or your files. If you wish, you can block or disable cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Using your browser’s cookie settings, you can block cookies, allow them only by request, or block websites from storing them after you close your session. Disabling cookies may result in parts of the website not working as intended.

General statistics are collected on the use of the website in order to improve the service. This includes the number of visitors to the site, the popularity of individual pages, the pages used to link to the service, and the most frequently used search words and browsers. The user data collected on the site includes the time of the visit, the pages visited, browser type, operating system and screen resolution.

The analytics data is anonymous in nature and does not include identifiable personal information. The data is analysed in groups from which it is not possible to identify individual users.

10. Google Analytics

The collection of page visitor statistics is based on server log information and Google Analytics reports, which use Google Analytics service cookies and JavaScript code. We use Google Analytics’ '_anonymizeIP()' feature to ensure the anonymous collection of IP addresses.

According to the Google Analytics Terms of Service, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored by Google.

Google Analytics uses cookies for the anonymous identification of the user’s browser, to recognise return use and to gather information on the links used to access the page (search engine, third-party link, direct traffic).

According to the Google Analytics Terms of Service, Google uses this information to assess the use of the website and to gather reports on it that can be used to develop the LVM.fi site. The analytics data is anonymous in nature and does not include identifiable personal information.

For a technical description of how Analytics anonymises IP addresses, visit “IP Anonymization (or IP masking) in Analytics” at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en

11. Cookies used on the site

JSESSIONID
A content management cookie used for providing information about a user session. Valid for the duration of the session.

COOKIE_SUPPORT
A content management cookie that keeps track of whether the cookie is supported. Valid for one year.

GUEST_LANGUAGE_COOKIE
A content management cookie that stores data on the language version the user last visited. Valid for one year.

LFR_SESSION_STATE_20158
A content management cookie that keeps track of the state of the session, for example whether or not the user is logged in. Valid for the duration of the session.

Analytics cookies

JavaScript library analytics.js allows us to collect information of the website without identifying visitors.

_ga
Used to distinguish users. Valid for the duration of the session.

_gid
Used to distinguish users. Valid for 24 hours.

_gat
Used to limit the frequency of requests made by the tracking code. Valid for one minute.

More information is available at
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=fi

Cookies used on the Impulssilvm.fi website:

_ga
Used to distinguish users. Valid for the duration of the session.

_gid
Used to distinguish users. Valid for 24 hours.

_ga_gtag_UA_59391836_1
Used to distinguish users. Valid for one minute.

12. Managing cookies through your browser settings

You can manage cookies using your browser settings. Please note that your selections are browser-specific. In Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, you can allow or block cookies as follows.

Google Chrome 79:

  • Open Google Chrome.

  • Click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select Settings.

  • Click Advanced.

  • In the Privacy and security section, click Site Settings. Then select Cookies and site data.

  • Disable or enable the setting ‘Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended)’.

Internet Explorer 11:

  • Open Internet Explorer.

  • Click on the gear icon (Tools) and select Internet Options.

  • Go to the Privacy tab, then click Advanced.

  • Select Accept or Block under First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies. In addition, enable or disable the setting ‘Always allow session cookies’.

  • Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox 60:

  • Open Firefox.

  • Click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select Options.

  • Select Privacy & Security.

  • Under the History heading, open the drop-down menu ‘Firefox will’.

  • From the drop-down menu, select ‘Remember history’, ‘Never remember history’ or ‘Use custom settings for history’.

  • Under the Cookies and Site Data heading, you can enable or disable cookies and site data.

  • Close the Options page.

13. Your Online Choices

Your Online Choices is a guide to online behavioural advertising and privacy protection that provides information on how to control your advertising and privacy settings.

The site is maintained by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA), a non-profit organisation based in Brussels.

Read more at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/

14. LVM.fi press release service

To distribute press releases, the Ministry keeps a record of contact information provided by users. The purpose of the information is to deliver press releases to users who have subscribed to the service. Users are free to check or remove their contact information at any time. 

To check, edit or remove your information, go to
https://tiedotteet-en.lvm.fi/

15. Social media extensions

The website contains links to third-party websites and uses social media extensions (e.g. YouTube and SlideShare plug-ins). Any third party extensions or plug-ins on this website are downloaded from their respective servers. This website does not send information on its users through social media extensions.

Third party services and their applications provided by them are subject to their respective terms of use and other conditions.

16. MyFonts service

This website uses fonts from the Monotype Imaging Inc. MyFonts service. The service monitors the number of font downloads. The IP addresses of users are stored in the third-party reporting system for 30 days. The user data available to MyFonts or collected by it is aggregate data only, not information on individual users or their IP addresses.

More detailed information is available at https://www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy/web-font-tracking-privacy-policy, especially under the heading “What information do we collect from you?”

17. Legal notice

The website is the responsibility of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. 

In making the content available, every effort is made to keep the information up-to-date and accurate. The Ministry is not responsible for any expenses or damage caused by possible errors in the website content, nor is the Ministry responsible for any harm caused by technical problems or any material published by external parties and linked to the website.

Linked pages are subject to their respective terms of use. The Ministry of Transport and Communications assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of any third-party products or information provided on third-party websites. The Ministry of Transport and Communications is not responsible for the operation of third-party websites linked on our website.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages sent through an open information network.

No material on this website can be considered an offer, request or commitment that is binding on the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications retains the right to update, edit or change the terms of use and the content and visual image of the website. Users are advised to check the terms of use in force on this page from time to time. The Ministry of Transport and Communications has the right, at any time and for an unspecified reason, to suspend the provision of these website services, for example for the duration of maintenance and updates.

If some part of these terms of use is deemed to be in violation of an unconditional legal provision or cannot be applied in practice, this part will not affect the validity of the other parts of these terms of use.

Finnish law shall apply to these terms of use and their interpretation, with the exception of cases in which there is a conflict between the legal provisions in question.

18. Feedback

Please send any questions or feedback about the activities of the Ministry to kirjaamo@lvm.fi. If you have questions or feedback about the website, please write to webmaster@lvm.fi.