About the espoo.fi site

This website is a key communication channel for the City of Espoo. The www.espoo.fi site provides the residents of Espoo an opportunity to influence matters and conduct transactions with the city. Espoo serves also in social media.

Accessibility

Accessibility statement for the espoo.fi website. The deficiencies will be rectified during the renewal of the espoo.fi website during 2021.

You can contact us through the city’s feedback system.

Recommended browsers

The espoo.fi site can be used with the most common browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari. We recommend using the latest published versions of Internet browsers for both mobile and desktop devices.

You can change the website's font size in a browser.

User identification and data security

The City of Espoo ensures that the data security of citizens is maintained as they use the site.

The City of Espoo privacy policies in accordance with the Personal Data Act have been gathered into the E-services section. Those responsible for each transaction service are also in charge of the validity and updates of their own privacy policies.

Do not include sensitive information in your espoo.fi comments or web forms, such as identity codes, account numbers or health records.

This site contains links to other websites. Please note that the City of Espoo is not responsible for the data security policies or contents of such websites.

If you notice anything that may affect the information security of our services or you have ideas on how to improve information security, please contact us at tietoturva@espoo.fi. Thank you in advance!

Use of cookies on the espoo.fi website

This website uses cookies. Cookies enable us to compile user statistics and analyse data. We aim to constantly improve the quality and content of our website to the users’ benefit. We anonymise user data and do not disclose it to third parties.

You can deny the use of cookies related to website development by selecting the Decline cookies option when asked about the use of cookies. Your selection will remain in force for one month.

Cookies can also be disabled on most browsers. For example

  • on Internet Explorer, click on Tools > Internet options > Privacy.
  • on Google Chrome, click on Settings > Privacy and security > Cookies and other site data.

If you disable all cookies, the website may not function properly.

A cookie is a small text file which is sent to and stored on a user’s computer. Cookies do not cause damage to the users’ devices or files. Please note that some services do not function properly without cookies.

Our website uses both session cookies and tracking cookies. Session cookies are stored by the browser on your computer for the duration of the session and deleted once you close your browser. Only the tracking cookies used for identifying new visitors and those returning to the site will be stored.

Our website uses third-party analytics software which installs a tracking cookie on a user’s computer. This tool, Snoobi, collects and analyses data on the use of the website according to Fonecta’s cookie policy, snoobi.fi/tietoja-evasteista (only in Finnish). In addition, we use Siteimprove.

Cookies are used for collecting, for example, the following data:

  • the user’s IP address
  • time
  • pages visited
  • browser type
  • the web address from which the user landed to the City of Espoo’s website
  • the server from which the user landed to the City of Espoo’s website
  • the domain from which the user landed to the City of Espoo’s website

Voluntary cookies used on the espoo.fi website:

  • Snoobi_30minute_espoo_fi. Purpose: website development, expires in 30 minutes
  • Snoobi_test. Purpose: website development, valid for the duration of the session
  • Snoobisession_espoo_fi. Purpose: website development, valid for the duration of session
  • SnoobiID. Purpose: website development, expires in 2 years
  • nmstat. Purpose: website development, expires in 3 years

Keep up with the help of RSS feeds

The site espoo.fi you can subscribe to RSS feeds on news, events or blog posts that interest you.

You can subscribe to feeds to your email or read them with your browser. The program you use will give you detailed instructions.

Click on the RSS icons on espoo.fi to subscribe to feeds. When it comes to RSS feeds for news and events the content can vary depending on where you ordered it. For example, subscribed to a news feed from the front page, you get different information than if you subscribed to a news feed from the sports page.

Rights

The City of Espoo holds the rights to the material in the www.espoo.fi service, unless otherwise stated. Links to the contents of the website can be freely used as long as the link opens the entire site.

Press releases, news and other material that is meant to be public are free for publication. It is recommended that the source is mentioned when publishing such material.

The City of Espoo pages also contain links to other websites. The City of Espoo is not responsible for the contents or accessibility of the services of external service providers, nor the validity of information or ownerships and copyrights.

Responsibility issues

The aim of this website is to provide reliable, current information about city activities. The information on the site is kept as up-to-date and as accurate as possible.

The City of Espoo is not responsible for any direct or indirect damage, costs or disadvantages caused by the provided website (e.g. incorrect information) or by technical problems on the website.