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We have updated our cookie policy on 1 October 2022. This page describes how we process the data on the use of our services that we collect on the website using cookies and comparable technologies. Kela is committed to protecting the privacy of the users visiting its websites. 

A cookie is a small text file invisible to the user. Cookies are stored on a user’s computer or mobile device by the user’s browser when visiting a website. Some site functions are made possible only through the use of cookies and other comparable technologies. For example, cookies make it possible for users to log in to and remain logged in for the duration of the visit.

The following cookie types are used on the website:

Essential cookies that are always active

These cookies are essential for the website to function properly and cannot be disabled. 
We use essential cookies in connection with the core functionalities of the site. These include logging in to the OmaKela e-service and completing benefit applications there (the e-service is available in Finnish and Swedish). We also use essential cookies when launching videos or chat sessions. The essential cookies are session based (so-called session cookies) and will be deleted from the user’s device once the user closes the browser. does not use functionality cookies or cookies used for analytics, personalisation or advertising.

Statistical tracking of content related to the Your Europe portal

Kela's website is part of the European Commission’s Your Europe portal. Your Europe offers citizens and companies of EU member states easy access to member state information, procedures, and assistance and problem-solving services.

User statistics on the pages linked to the Your Europe portal are collected with the Matomo analytics tool. In addition to the page URL, the data collected includes the number of users, their country of origin, and the device used to access the page. The data is anonymous and not linked to individual persons. The data is available only to Kela, the European Commission and the national coordinators named in the Regulation. The data is stored in the European Commission’s data warehouse for a maximum three years, after which it is deleted automatically. The collection of user data is part of the process of monitoring the implementation of the Regulation (EU) 2018/1724 establishing a single digital gateway.

The following pages on the website are linked to the Your Europe portal:

Last modified 10/10/2022

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