Processing of Personal Data

Latvijas Banka processes personal data of natural persons in accordance with the requirements of existing laws and regulations. Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) is applicable as of 25 May 2018.

Personal data are processed in the information systems of the Latvijas Banka by its employees or their authorised persons for the performance of their duties.

The Latvijas Banka processes and stores the personal data as long as necessary for exercising the functions laid down in laws and regulations and as long as it is justified by statutory provisions. To prevent the data from unauthorised access, processing or disclosure, as well as their alteration or destruction, relevant technical and organisation measures have been implemented for the data protection.

More detailed information about the processing of personal data in the Latvijas Banka is provided on the Latvijas Banka website.

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There are two groups of cookies on the website necessary cookies and statistics cookies.

Necessary cookies ensure optimal operation of the site. Next time you visit our website, your browser will remember your preferences and actions and carry out some of them for you, for example, control the presentation of cookies notification message and display the site in your chosen language and text size.

Statistics cookies. Our website uses a third-party service, Google Analytics, to track websites’ traffic and users’ interaction with our website and allows us to analyse visitors’ behaviour and to improve visitors’ experience, for example, we can identify frequently used content and ensure a user-friendly location. The Latvijas Banka stores Google Analytics cookies only if you have accepted the recommended cookies by clicking on the pop-up welcome message when you first visited its website. Please note that the Latvijas Banka does not store any personal data.

Consent to use the cookies

A pop-up welcome message is displayed when you first visit the website and you have the option either to accept or decline the Google Analytics cookies. If you accept Google Anaytics cookies, the legal basis for the use of cookies shall be consent of the user, and you confirm that you have read information about the cookies, the purpose of their use and information that the Latvijas Banka uses Google Analytics tools.

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Information about cookies used on




Expiration time



Registers what cookies the user has approved.

One year



Registers the chosen language of the website.

One year



Tests if cookies are enabled.




Registers the chosen text size of the website.

One year


Statistics/Google Analytics

Used to distinguish users. Allows the FCMC to analyse visitor’s behaviour on the website.

Two years


Statistics/Google Analytics

Used to distinguish users. Allows the FCMC to analyse visitor’s behaviour on the website.

24 hours


Statistics/Google Analytics

Used to throttle request rate. Allows the FCMC to analyse visitor’s behaviour on the website.

One minute

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More information about processing of personal data

For detailed information about the processing of personal data, please contact Latvijas Banka at:

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