About the site

This website is a product of the City of Helsinki. It provides practical information about the city’s services, opportunities, and culture. Everything about the site is designed to make your transition to life in Helsinki as smooth as possible.

The City of Helsinki wants to be a place where people from all over the world can feel at home, raise their families and reach their full potential. We wish you a hearty welcome to Finland’s capital!

About this site: welcome.hel.fi gives you practical advice about moving to Helsinki.
(c) Jussi Hellsten www.jussihellsten.com www.instagram.com/jussihellsten

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. The purpose of cookies is to improve the content and performance of the website. With the feedback gained from cookies, we are able to develop the website and offer information that meets the needs of the city’s residents better.

In the cookie settings, you can find more information on the cookies used and accept or reject their use. You can also change the cookie settings whenever you wish.

About cookies

A cookie is a small text file that your browser saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. It will not harm your device or files. Cookies cannot be used to spread malware.

The user data we gain through cookies helps us to ensure our website’s technical functionality and improve the quality of our digital services. They allow us to make our website more user-friendly and make it easier for you to find information.

Cookies and the website’s function

Essential cookies are needed for the website to function. The website may also use cookies that are not necessary for the website to function. These cookies are used for purposes such as analytics, monitoring and marketing. These types of cookies can only be used with the user’s consent.

A cookie may be permanently saved on the user’s computer, in which case the website will always remember the user when they visit the website. A cookie may also be session-specific, in which case it will be removed when the browser is closed.

Cookies may be first-party or third-party cookies. First-party cookies are set by the website the user is visiting. Third-party cookies are set by an outside party. Examples of the latter include cookies of social media services embedded on the website.

Used cookies

WordPress

Functional

Usage

We use WordPress for website development. Read more

Sharing data

This data is not shared with third parties.

Functional

Name
Expiration
session
Function
Store browser details
Name
Expiration
session
Function
Read if cookies can be placed
Name
Expiration
persistent
Function
Store user preferences
Name
Expiration
1 year
Function
Store user preferences
Name
Expiration
persistent
Function
Store logged in users

Complianz

Functional

Usage

We use Complianz for cookie consent management. Read more

Sharing data

This data is not shared with third parties. For more information, please read the Complianz Privacy Statement.

Functional

Name
Expiration
365 days
Function
Read to determine which cookie banner to show
Name
Expiration
365 days
Function
Store cookie consent preferences
Name
Expiration
365 days
Function
Store accepted cookie policy ID
Name
Expiration
365 days
Function
Store cookie consent preferences
Name
Expiration
365 days
Function
Store cookie consent preferences
Name
Expiration
365 days
Function
Store cookie consent preferences
Name
Expiration
365 days
Function
Store cookie consent preferences
Name
Expiration
365 days
Function
Store if the cookie banner has been dismissed

Matomo

Statistics (anonymous)

Usage

We use Matomo for website statistics. Read more

Sharing data

This data is not shared with third parties.

Statistics (anonymous)

Name
Expiration
13 months
Function
Store a unique user ID
Name
Expiration
session
Function
Store a unique session ID

LiteSpeed

Functional

Usage

We use LiteSpeed for website hosting. Read more

Sharing data

This data is not shared with third parties.

Functional

Name
Expiration
2 days
Function
Provide the prevention of cached pages

YouTube

Marketing

Usage

We use YouTube for video display. Read more

Sharing data

For more information, please read the YouTube Privacy Statement.

Marketing

Name
Expiration
session
Function
Store location data
Name
Expiration
6 months
Function
Provide ad delivery or retargeting
Name
Expiration
session
Function
Store and track interaction
Name
Expiration
8 months
Function
Store user preferences

Facebook

Marketing, Functional

Usage

We use Facebook for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons. Read more

Sharing data

For more information, please read the Facebook Privacy Statement.

Marketing

Name
Expiration
2 years
Function
Store last visit
Name
Expiration
1 year
Function
Store account details
Name
Expiration
3 months
Function
Store a unique session ID
Name
Expiration
3 months
Function
Provide ad delivery or retargeting
Name
Expiration
90 days
Function
Store logged in users
Name
Expiration
3 months
Function
Store and track visits across websites
Name
Expiration
2 years
Function
Provide fraud prevention
Name
Expiration
30 days
Function
Store a unique user ID
Name
Expiration
2 years
Function
Store browser details
Name
Expiration
1 year
Function
Store account details

Functional

Name
Expiration
1 week
Function
Read screen resolution
Name
Expiration
90 days
Function
Provide fraud prevention
Name
Expiration
session
Function
Store and track if the browser tab is active

Twitter

Functional, Marketing

Usage

We use Twitter for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons. Read more

Sharing data

For more information, please read the Twitter Privacy Statement.

Functional

Name
Expiration
persistent
Function
Provide load balancing functionality

Marketing

Name
Expiration
persistent
Function
Store if the user has seen embedded content

LinkedIn

Functional, Marketing, Statistics, Preferences

Usage

We use LinkedIn for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons. Read more

Sharing data

For more information, please read the LinkedIn Privacy Statement.

Functional

Name
Expiration
session
Function
Provide load balancing functionality
Name
Expiration
6 months
Function
Store cookie consent preferences
Name
Expiration
10 years
Function
Store privacy preferences

Marketing

Name
Expiration
30 days
Function
Store and track visits across websites
Name
Expiration
90 days
Function
Store and track a visitor’s identity
Name
Expiration
1 month
Function
Provide ad delivery or retargeting
Name
Expiration
90 days
Function
Store and track a visitor’s identity
Name
Expiration
30 days
Function
Provide ad delivery or retargeting

Statistics

Name
Expiration
30 days
Function
Store and track a visitor’s identity
Name
Expiration
30 days
Function
Store and track visits across websites

Preferences

Name
Expiration
1 year
Function
Store if a message has been shown
Name
Expiration
1 year
Function
Store browser details
Name
Expiration
1 day
Function
Provide load balancing functionality
Name
Expiration
1 year
Function
Store logged in users

Miscellaneous

Purpose pending investigation

Usage

Sharing data

Sharing of data is pending investigation

Purpose pending investigation

Name
_genesys.widgets.inFocus
Expiration
Function
Name
aiap-wbc-chat-app-button-state
Expiration
Function
Name
aiap-wbc-chat-app-button-options
Expiration
Function
Name
_genesys.widgets.app.autoLoadList
Expiration
Function
Name
_genesys.widgets.webchat.state.open
Expiration
Function
Name
_genesys.widgets.webchat.metaData
Expiration
Function
Name
_genesys_widgets_app_autoLoadList
Expiration
Function
Name
_genesys_widgets_webchat_state_open
Expiration
Function
Name
_genesys_widgets_webchat_metaData
Expiration
Function
Name
rnsbid
Expiration
Function
Name
rnsbid_ts
Expiration
Function
Name
WP_PREFERENCES_USER_8
Expiration
Function
Name
nmstat
Expiration
Function
Name
cookiehub
Expiration
Function

Manage your preferences

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