The Freeport of Riga Authority’s (hereinafter—the Authority) Cookie Policy (hereinafter—the Policy) describes how cookies are used on the Authority’s website (hereinafter—Authority’s website). The Policy specifies purposes for using cookies, as well as the right of users to change and choose the use of cookies in line with their needs.

What a cookie is?

Cookies are small text files stored on the user’s end device (computer, smart phone, tablet) by a browser (like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) when the user visits some website, to identify the browser or to store on the browser information or settings.

By using cookies, a website can keep the individual settings of the user, recognise the user and react appropriately to improve the website user experience. Users can reject or limit the use of cookies, but it will not be possible to use all the website’s functions fully without cookies.

What cookies do we use?

Depending on the functions and purpose, the Authority uses technical, functional, and analytical cookies. Technical cookies help to show the content of the Authority’s website on the user’s device. Technical cookies help to ensure that the Authority’s website works. Functional cookies improve the functionality of the Authority’s website and ensure that visiting the Authority’s website is as much as convenient for the user as possible. Regarding cookies that are used for statistical purposes (analytical cookies), we ask for your permission. In the cookie window, which is shown when you visit the Authority’s website, you can choose whether you allow us to use certain cookie categories.

The Authority uses the following types of cookies:

Technical and functional cookies

Name Domain Purpose Time of storing the cookie
PHPSESSID A session or mandatory cookie that allows to recognise the browser, the device and the IP address during visiting the website. During visiting the website: these cookies are deleted when the browser is closed.
cf_clearance A cookie that is used to protect the website from unwanted and potentially harmful access. 30 minutes
Sikd_sagl A cookie that is used to store the cookie settings made by a website user. 3 months

Analytical cookies

Name Domain Purpose Time of storing the cookie
_ga A Google Analytics cookie that allows to count the unique users of the website. 30 minutes
_gat A cookie that allow to regulate the level of demand and data collection. 1 day

More about Google Analytics cookies

The Authority’s website uses the cookies created by the program Google Analytics of the company’s Google Inc.; these cookies allow to analyse the activities of the website’s visitors.

Users’ IP addresses are shortened in the territory of the EU and EEA using the IP anonymisation and can only be passed for processing by Google Inc. servers in exceptional cases.

Pursuant to “Google Inc.” terms and Google Analytics service terms, Google Inc. uses this information to generate reports for the website operator regarding user activities on the website and to provide other services related to the use of the website.

How to agree to, reject, and manage cookies?

When visiting the Authority’s website, a window pops up with information that this website uses cookies. By default, all cookies, except for technical and functional cookies that ensures the technical operation and functionality of the website, are disabled. Technical and functional cookies are set automatically and do not require user’s approval.
If you click on the option “I agree”, it means that you agree to use all analytical cookies that are on the website and that you have familiarised yourself with the information on cookies, their purposes, and the cases when information is handed over to third persons.
If you do not wish that such cookies are stored on your device, click the option “I don’t agree”. You can reject the use of all cookies, except for the technical and functional cookies.

Whom to contact if you have questions about cookies

Electronically: info [at]
In writing: Freeport of Riga Authority, Kalpaka bulvāris 12, Riga, LV-1010.

Processing of personal data

Along with this Cookie Policy, the Authority processes personal data pursuant to the principles of personal data processing that are described in the Authority’s Privacy Policy. Privacy policy.

Changes to this Policy

The Authority is entitled to change this Cookie Policy at any time. All changes to the Cookie Policy shall be published on the Authority’s website.

Effective from: 14.12.2023.