What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file sent to your computer or mobile device during visiting a webpage. When opening a website, the webpage saves the cookie to your computer or mobile device. Cookies will be sent back to the initial homepage or another webpage, which recognizes the cookie upon each visit. The cookies function as the memory of a particular homepage, thus allowing the page to remember your computer next visits. Moreover, cookies can remember your settings or improve user’s convenience.

How do we use cookies?

Websites with Strategic Monitoring System use cookies to:

  • Remember whether you have already agreed, that this website uses cookies;
  • Analyse visitor activities on the website (connection time, duration, most often
  • viewed sections);
  • Recognize whether JavaScript is used.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify your personality, and data on your navigation is under our control. These cookies are used solely for the purpose specified here.

Google Analytics

“Google Analytics” “Google Inc.” cookies are installed on the website of Riga City Council City Development Department. The main aim of using “Google Analytics” cookies is to improveme the quality of the Riga City Council City Development Department webpage and to adjust the content to the needs of it’s users. Learn more about “Google Analytics” service terms on their webpage

If you do not want the Riga City Council City Development Department to collect information about your activities on this website, you need to enable the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on tool ( This additional tool communicates with Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that data on the specific visit should not be sent to "Google Analytics".

How to turn off cookies?

If desired, you can monitor and delete cookies. Read more about this here: You can delete all the cookies that are on your computer, and with most browsers, it is possible to block the storage of cookies on your computer. Is can be done by manually adjusting the settings each time you visit a website; however, it is likely that some services and features may not work.

Cookies used in the webpage:




Purpose of data processing

Expiry date

Data used



To distinguish user types

2 years

Google analytics number used



To reduce the frequency of queries - a limited data collection in large flow websites

10 minutes

Google analytics number used



These cookies are used to get statistical information about the users’ website attendance.

2 years
30 minutes
until end of the session
10 minutes
2 years
6 months

IP addresses and Unique ID numbers used for recording. Accounting result is a statistical figure. Meter accounting is done by using "Google Analytics".



This cookie is used for page functionality

Until end of the session

Determines whether the user's browser supports JavaScript


The controller of cookies 1-4 is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, ASV.

The controller of cookies No. 5 is Drupal CMS,


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