Websites and Cookies
We process personal data relating to communications, marketing, donations, subscriptions, registrations and student applications on our public website and in systems connected to the website. This statement provides more information about the processing of personal data on our website.

Service address: Contact details for the data protection officer:

Information collected through websites

Your personal data are processed on the website, because they are needed for the technical maintenance of the website, for communications and marketing as well as for analysing the use of the website and its further development. We primarily process the kind of personal data from which you cannot be identified.

We collect your personal data for example when you:

  • Give feedback on the website
  • Sign up for an event that requires registration in advance
  • Subscribe to messages or publications from the University, e.g., a newsletter or Yliopisto magazine, or you join a mailing list
  • Submit a student application
  • Make an online donation
  • Register as an alumnus/alumna
  • Order University products

You can find more information about the processing of personal data at the University of Helsinki by following this link.


In addition to employing technical cookies required for the provision of the service, we collect, depending on your settings, statistical data as well as data for developing the user experience and for targeted marketing.

Technical cookies

These cookies are a prerequisite for the functioning of the website, and they cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the website will not function properly.

Statistics cookies

We collect statistical data on site usage for the purposes of website development. Such data includes visitor numbers and duration of visits. Individual users cannot be identified on the basis of cookies.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies are used for providing a real-time chat service, creating personalised content and developing the user experience.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies make it possible to display on other websites advertisements that are of interest to you on the basis of your website visits.