About this site
- Structure and usage
- Web browsers and terminal devices
- Subscription services
- Linked pages
- MyFonts service
- Technical log data on the website
- Legal notice
- Feedback and contact information
LVM.fi is the website of the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications. It contains a variety of information produced by the Ministry, including press releases, publications and descriptions of ongoing projects. The website provides information in Finnish, Swedish, and English. The most comprehensive information is provided on the Finnish pages.
On 29 March 2023, LVM.fi service was transferred to the Government’s joint publication platform. The structure of the service and the presentation of information follow the Government online communication model. The first version of the web service was launched on 5 December 1995.
1. Structure and usage
The site is made up of six main sections: press releases, areas of expertise, publications, the Ministry, the administrative sector, and contacts.
The breadcrumb trail at the top of each page shows where you are on the site. The footer on the page has a site map that describes the structure of the site using a list of the main headings and subheadings.
The search box at the top of each page helps you find the information you are looking for.
2. Web browsers and terminal devices
The website uses responsive design, meaning that the content adapts to the device being used. The pages display best using the latest version of your browser. The website can also be viewed using earlier versions, but in this case you may not be able to use all of the features available.
3. Subscription services
To receive the latest news and information about recent publications, you can subscribe to our e-mail news service. It is also possible to subscribe to several RSS feeds. The most important news services can be found under the Press releases section.
The Ministry collects general statistics on the use of the website in order to improve the service. These include the number of visitors to the site, the popularity of individual pages and the pages from which the user has linked to the service. The user data collected on the site includes the time of the visit, the pages visited, browser type, operating system and screen resolution.
The analytics data collected is anonymous in nature. The data is analysed in groups, meaning it is not possible to identify individual users.
We will always ask for your consent to use analytics cookies. Technical cookies are essential for the functioning of the website. Their use does not require separate consent.
AWSALB and AWSALBCORS. Server environment cookies for providing a load balancing functionality in the system and connecting the user to a specific session. Valid for one week.
COOKIE_SUPPORT. A publishing system cookie that stores information on whether or not users have enabled cookies in their browser settings. Valid for one year.
GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID. A publishing system cookie that stores information on users’ language preferences on the website. Valid for one year.
ID. A publishing system cookie that includes a unique identifier. This cookie is generated only for registered users. They include all users logged in to the system, from media and extranet users to administrators. Expires when the browsing session ends.
COMPANY_ID. A publishing system cookie used to track the user's logging in to the system. This cookie is generated only for registered users. They include all users logged in to the system, from media and extranet users to administrators. Expires when the browsing session ends.
JSESSIONID. A publishing system management cookie used for linking users to their sessions. The cookie expires when the session ends.
LFR_SESSION_STATE_20158. A publishing system cookie that connects a user to a session and manages the session. Expires when the browsing session ends.
yja_cookie_acceptance. A cookie that remembers whether or not the user has enabled cookies as well as the extent of the acceptance. The cookie is saved only if the site uses cookie acceptance and the visitor responds to the cookie consent. Valid for one year.
Visitor tracking and quality control cookies that help us develop the website and ensure that it serves its purpose. The use of analytics cookies requires the user's consent. The data collected will not be used for marketing purposes, nor will visitor tracking data be disclosed outside the Government. Ministries can, however, use visitor tracking data from each other’s websites in order to develop their online communication.
The service providers are the Government Centre for Information and Communication Technologies Valtori and its contractual partners.
Lvm.fi service uses the following analytics cookies
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Snoop_test (or Snoobi-test)
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This site uses a cookie banner. When you visit the website, you can choose to enable or disable non-essential cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, no non-essential cookies will be installed.
To change your cookie preferences, click on the button at the end of the page. You will then see the cookie banner again.
5. Linked pages
Information on cookies used by social media services is available in the privacy policies of the services.
6. MyFonts service
The site uses fonts from the Monotype Imaging Inc. MyFonts service. The service monitors the number of font downloads. The service does not collect users' IP addresses or other personal data.
7. Technical log data on the website
Technical log data is collected on the use of the online service and the telecommunications connections used to access it. This data is necessary for the provision of the service and for ensuring information security. The log data includes information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, such as their IP address and time stamp. This log data is used only to enable the provision of the service via the telecommunications network and to investigate any disruptions and information security incidents.
The processing of personal data in the context of online service provision and ensuring information security is necessary to allow the Ministry of Transport and Communications to comply with its legal obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications, or the information provider mentioned in connection with the material, owns the copyright to the texts and images published on the website.
9. Legal notice
The website is the responsibility of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
In making the content available, every effort is made to keep the information up-to-date and accurate. The Ministry is not responsible for any expenses or damage caused by possible errors in the website content, nor is the Ministry responsible for any harm caused by technical problems or any material published by external parties and linked to the website.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages sent through an open information network.
No material on this website can be considered an offer, request or commitment that is binding on the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
10. Feedback and contact information
The Ministry of Transport and Communications is responsible for the website and it is maintained by the Ministry Communications. The website content is the responsibility of the Ministry’s departments and units.
Please send any questions or feedback about the activities of the Ministry to [email protected] If you have questions or feedback about the website, please write to [email protected]