Cookie Policy

The aim of the cookie policy is to provide an explanation regarding which specific cookies are being used in when the user has entered the website. Likewise, the cookie policy explains the purpose of cookie use and inform the user about cookie management options.


Cookies small are data units (information) that a web browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, etc.) creates and saves on your device (computer, mobile phone or tablet) when you use our website in order to identify browser or store information or settings in the browser.

Cookies work as a memory base for the specific website. They remember the user's device; how many times the user has visited the website and what settings the user has set in order to retain consistent user experience. The information obtained and retained by cookies are not used for detailed user identification. Cookies can be divided into two main groups: first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are our cookies that send information only to us. On the other hand, third-party cookies are placed on our website by third parties and send information to such third parties who recognize the respective cookie.

Types of cookies and their storage period

There are two types of cookies that are being stored:

  1. Session cookies are stored on your device temporarily during your visit to the website and are deleted after you close your browser.
  2. Persistent cookies enable the user's settings and actions on the website to be remembered. A persistent cookie has a longer life cycle than a session cookie and lasts for the period specified in the cookie. This type of cookie will not be deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the website that created the specific persistent cookies.

Purpose for using cookies and their legal basis

Our website uses several types of cookies depending on their purpose, such as Necessary cookies, Statistical cookies, etc.

  • Necessary cookies

are used for website operation purposes. Such cookies are necessary for the user to browse the website and use and access the services offered on the website, and are also necessary to ensure the administration, management and security of the website.
These cookies are stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device during your visit and browsing of the website or for a certain period of time. They are set in response to your actions, which are considered to be service requests.

Necessary cookies cannot be disabled, but can be deleted at the browser level. However, please note that if you visit our website again, the informative cookie warning window will be displayed again and Necessary cookies will still be mandatory. The legal basis for the processing of these cookies is our legitimate interests in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation no. 679/2016 (hereinafter - GDPR) Article 6, paragraph 1, letter f), therefore the user's consent is not required for this category of cookies. Our legitimate interests are based on ensuring the security and functionality of the website.

  • Statistical cookies

help us improve the website to provide the best possible user website browsing experience. For example, these cookies help us understand which sections of the website are more interesting to users. We use third-party Matomo cookies. We use the information they provide in aggregate form to understand how visitors generally browse and use our website

If you refuse the use of these cookies, your visit will not be included in our statistics.

The legal basis for the use of statistical cookies is your consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR, which you give us or refuse by making the appropriate selection in the informative cookie warning window when you visit our website. You are free to decide for which purposes you allow cookies (except Necessary cookies, which are necessary to ensure the functioning of the website). In addition, you are free to change your choice at any time by making appropriate changes to the cookie settings on our website or at the browser level.

  • Marketing cookies

these cookies are used to collect information about the websites visited by the user and to address offers corresponding to the interest shown by the particular user. These cookies help provide customized information to the visitor. Generally, these cookies are placed by third parties with the permission of the website owner for the specified purposes. Although we do not actively include third-party advertising on any of our websites, we do obtain videos from YouTube and links to our social media accounts on our websites. These third party systems collect information for marketing purposes. We have no control over cookies set by other websites. They can be turned off, but not on our websites.

If you reject these cookies, YouTube videos published on this site will not affect how YouTube adapts advertisements based on your preferences.

Necessary cookies help to provide basic website functions such as security, management and accessibility. The website cannot function fully without these cookies. In addition to the necessary cookies listed below, the website may also use other functionally necessary cookies of similar importance:


Service Provider

Storage period



Session's duration

A cookie that remains as long as you use the website. It provides the settings you need to browse the website.
cookie_consent 1 year A cookie that stores information about the user's saved cookie consent options.

Statistical cookies provide an opportunity to understand how the visitor interacts with the website. The resulting information is available in aggregated form without directly identifying the user:


Service Provider

Storage period



13 months

A Matomo cookie that is used to store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID
_pk_ses, _pk_cvar, _pk_hsr 30 minutes Short lived Matomo cookies used to temporarily store data for the visit
_pk_ref 6 months A Matomo cookiem that is used to store the attribution information, the referrer initially used to visit the website

Marketing cookies provide the ability to tailor advertisements that are relevant and engaging to the individual user and thus more valuable to publishers and third-party advertisers:


Service Provider

Storage period



179 days

The cookie measures the speed of the visitor's internet connection used to stream the YouTube video at the appropriate quality.
YSC Session A YouTube cookie that registers and stores a unique ID to compile statistics on the videos the user has watched.
ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY Persistent A YouTube cookie that stores the user's video player settings when the user accesses a YouTube video embedded on a website.
yt-remote-cast-available Session A YouTube cookie that stores the user's video player settings when the user accesses a YouTube video embedded on a website.
yt-remote-cast-installed Session A YouTube cookie that stores the user's video player settings when the user accesses a YouTube video embedded on a website.
yt-remote-connected-devices Persistent A YouTube cookie that stores the user's video player settings when the user accesses a YouTube video embedded on a website.
yt-remote-device-id Persistent A YouTube cookie that stores the user's video player settings when the user accesses a YouTube video embedded on a website.
yt-remote-fast-check-period Session A YouTube cookie that stores the user's video player settings when the user accesses a YouTube video embedded on a website.
yt-remote-session-app Session A YouTube cookie that stores the user's video player settings when the user accesses a YouTube video embedded on a website.
yt-remote-session-name Session A YouTube cookie that stores the user's video player settings when the user accesses a YouTube video embedded on a website.

How do we obtain your cookie consent and how can you change or adjust your cookie settings (including withdrawal of consent)?

You can select cookies in the informative cookie pop-up window – giving your user cookie consent. When you visit our website, you will see an informative cookie warning window (banner) about cookies, which provides general information about cookies and gives you the opportunity to choose which type of cookies you accept. By using the option Customize the choice, you can agree to certain types of cookies by actively marking and confirming the respective type of cookies. If you do not select any of the additional cookie categories, only Necessary cookies will be used and other types of cookies (such as statistical cookies) will be automatically rejected.

Please note that you are free to change your mind at any time by activating the "Cookie Settings" link in the footer of the website and changing which cookies you allow us to use or refuse to use cookies. You can refuse all cookies except "necessary".

Please note that you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent prior to its withdrawal.

Your consent is not required for Necessary cookies, which are mandatory for the website to function. Please note that the choices you make on the informational cookie warning window screen will be considered your consent to cookies.

By giving your consent to a category of cookies, you give your consent to all cookies of that category. Over time, cookies may be updated and adapted to the needs of improving the provision of services, therefore the list of cookies is constantly updated.

We inform you that it is possible to limit, block and delete cookies in the security settings of every web browser, for example, it is possible to mark "Never accept cookies" in the settings. The visitor can also change the settings of his browser so that the stored cookies are deleted each time the browser is closed. By disabling the collection of cookies in the browser, the visitor can stop the acquisition and use of information. Changes to the settings must be made individually for each browser.

Please note that you can delete already approved cookies at the browser level at any time. In this way, you can withdraw your already given consent at the browser level. Below is information on how you can manage your cookies in some browsers:

  • Google Chrome

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer…

  • Firefox…

  • Safari

  • Opera Web

Contact information:

Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia (registration number 90000022632; address: K. Valdemāra iela 10/12, Rīga, LV-1473).
The Ministry of Defence has the right to change the rules for the use of cookies on the website of the Ministry or the state administrative institution subordinated to it at any time. All changes in the cookie policy will be published at

For additional information related to cookies on our website, please contact the Office of the Ministry of Defence at tel. 67335113 or e-mail:

Validity of the terms of use of cookies:

These terms are subject to change without notice as we comply with the legislation governing the use of cookies and take into account generally accepted practices related to the use of cookies.

The cookie policy comes into force on July 1, 2023 and its current version is available on the website: in the section "Cookie Policy''.