Valid as of 6th of October 2020

The Confederation of Finnish Industries (hereinafter EK) is a business organisation whose purpose is to represent its members in matters related to business and labour market policies and to participate in discourse in society.

The purpose of this cookie policy is to explain why and how we use cookies on our website.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies on our website to

  • improve the user experience,
  • collect analytic data,
  • target social media communications and
  • develop our website.

We use cookies to collect statistics on visitors to our website and to analyse these data. We track which pages of EK visitors browse and how long they spend browsing them. Our aim is to improve the quality and content of our website.

The cookies we use

Targeted social media communications

Social media cookies help us target our communications on social media platforms. We target EK’s content on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook based on visits to our website. Since these social media services are global companies, we cannot guarantee that the data will remain confined within the EU and subject to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The data we collect do not contain information that can be used directly to identify individuals, but they do identify browser and device information. If you block these cookies, you will see less tailored content by EK on social media.

Analytics and improving the functioning of the website

Performance-measuring cookies allow us to track the number of visitors and help us identify returning visitors and understand how visitors to our website use our web service. We use these data to improve our content, the usability of the service and the digital experience.  Since the analytics service we use, Google Analytics, is a global entity, we cannot guarantee that the data will remain confined within the EU and subject to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. We anonymise IP addresses in Google Analytics and these data are transferred to Google’s services in the US, among other countries. In such cases, Google or the processors it uses may transfer these data to third parties if this is required by law. Google does not match individual users or IP addresses with data it controls.

Strictly necessary cookies

We always use automatically activated functional cookies, as we need them in order to offer a properly functioning web service. Strictly necessary cookies are needed for creating a secure connection, among other things. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but please note that this will prevent some areas of the web service from functioning as expected. These cookies do not store any data from which individuals can be identified.

Changes to cookie settings, withdrawal of consent

Users have the option of blocking cookies completely by changing their cookie settings. You can change the settings by clicking on the “cookie symbol” on the website. Blocking cookies may impact the functioning of the service and the way the content of the Confederation of Finnish Industries is targeted on other media platforms.

Alternatively, some browsers allow you to adjust the cookie settings. You can find more information on cookies at such websites as or

For more information on privacy protection in the Google Analytics service, see and

For more information on the YouTube service, see

Your rights

You have the right to be informed of whether we are processing your personal data. You may obtain information on how long we retain data processed from cookies, for example, and which third parties we use as part of our cookie service. If we are processing your data, you have the right to obtain a copy of these data, unless we have the right to refuse your request for information due to special circumstances.

You also have the right to ask us to rectify incorrect data. In addition, you may ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data if you believe them to be incorrect or wish to object to their processing. In the case of cookies, the easiest way to do this is by changing the cookie settings.

Contact details and the opportunity to lodge a complaint

You can contact us if you have any questions about our cookie policy or data protection. You can send an email to to ask for information on your privacy protection and our cookie policy.

You may also lodge a complaint about the use of cookies to the Data Protection Ombudsman: Data Protection Ombudsman, Lintulahdenkuja 4, FI-00530 Helsinki, Finland, or email to