Cookies on the SIF website

What is a cookie file?
Cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer or mobile device while visiting the website and is stored by the website on your computer or mobile device when you open the site. Each subsequent visit cookies are sent back to the originating site or to another site, which recognizes this cookie. Cookies act as a specific website memory, allowing the site to remember your computer or mobile device during next visits, as well as cookies can remember your settings or make the usage of the site more convenient.

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Why do we use cookies?
On the Society Integration Foundation website cookies are used to:
• remember if you've already agreed that this website uses cookies;
• analyze visitors activities on website (duration of connection, time, most visited sections).
Information related with the cookies is not used to personally identify you.
On Society Integration Foundation website cookies are used exclusively for the purpose specified in this cookie policy.

Google Analytics
On Society Integration Foundation website there are "Google Analytics" cookies created by "Google Inc.". "Google Analytics" purpose of using cookies on the SIF website is to enhance content's quality and content adaptation to the needs of its visitors. For this purpose, the standard registration information (duration of connection, time, IP address) and anonymous information about your activities on the website is collected.
The information generated by cookies about how you use the website, is sent to Google servers in foreign countries (which may not be located in Latvia or in the European Union) and stored there. According to "Google Inc." terms of service ( and "Google Analytics" terms of service (, Google will use this information to assess, on behalf of Society Integration Foundation, how you use the website and to report on the activities of visitors on the website.
Your IP address using IP-anonymization (deleting your IPv4 address last octet, as well as setting the last 80 bits to zero in the IPv6 address) in the European Union or in the territory of the European Economic Zone is shortened and only in exceptional cases can be passed for processing to "Google" servers located in the territory of the United States.
Society Integration Foundation will not use cookies and will not allow those to be used by any third party in order to find or collect any identifiable personal information about the visitors of
You can disagree to use the "Google Analytics" cookies, by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Cookies used on the website:

Cookie's name Purpose Lifetime
_utma The cookie registers the first visit (unique visit) and the last visit (unique visit) ("Google Analytics" cookie)   2 years

 Cookies operate in pairs, making it possible to calculate the duration of the visit.

utmb registers the exact time when the visitor starts to use the website, but _utmc – time, when visitor stops using the website ("Google Analytics" cookie)
until the end of the session
_ utmc   30 minutes, if no new website visits have been registered
_utmz Cookie identifies where the visitor comes from (search, link in the other website, by typing the address into the browser window etc.) ("Google Analytics" cookie)   6 months
_ga  Used to determine the website's unique visitors, giving each a randomly generated identifier ("Google Universal Analytics" cookie) 2 years
_gid  Used to determine the website's unique visitors ("Google Universal Analytics" cookie) 24 hours

How to control or delete cookies?
You can control and delete cookies. More information on You can delete all cookies that are on your computer and most browsers can be set to block the integration of the cookies into the computer. But in this case, you will have to adjust manually the settings each time you visit the website. In addition, there is a risk that some services and functions will not work.
Additional information about cookies, including information about what cookies are set on your computer or mobile device and how you can manage or delete those: