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Use of cookies

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LBTU) use cookies for the full functionality of the website. When visiting LBTU websites, the visitor is informed about the use of cookies and is given the opportunity to agree or disagree with them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files used by a website which are transferred to your device (computer, smartphone, tablet) when you visit the website. Each time you visit the website, the cookies are sent back to the originating site or to another site that recognizes the cookie. Cookies identify your device and allow to store information about the previously searches on the website, language settings, page scale, etc. Cookies do not reveal the identity of the visitor, nor do they collect or compile other important information on the visitor's device.

How does LBTU use cookies?

LBTU use cookies to:

  • fix choice of website visitor to which cookies it has agreed or disagreed;
  • improve your future experience of the website;
  • gather information about how visitors used the website. Cookie information about you are stored in an anonymous form, which prevents the possibility us to identify you;
  • make it possible to view “Youtube” videos, which are embedded in websites;
  • delivery LBTU related ads on third-party platforms.

What types of cookies do LBTU use?

Necessary cookies – Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Cookie name Purpose Expiry
cookie-agreed-categories LBTU cookie used to find out which category of cookies a site user has accepted

3 months

cookie-agreed-version LBTU cookie used to determinate the cookie consent version 3 months
cookie-agreed LBTU cookie used to find out if a website visitor agreed to cookies 3 months


Analytics cookies – LBTU websites use “Google Analytics” cookies. These cookies capture anonymous information about interactions with the specific LBTU website.
Cookie name Puprose Expiry
_ga Uses “Google Analytics” to identify unique visitors to a website by assigning a randomly generated identifier to each 2 years
_ga_KTMKVYLGX5 Uses “Google Analytics” to save and list page views 2 years
ar_debug Used to debug ads (“Google DoubleClick” cookie) 3 months


Marketing cookies – these cookies collect information about your habits by creating a visitor profile and address offers that match your interest. These cookies are used to help you provide customized information and analyze traffic, and contain social media cookies that allow you to share content across social networks.
Cookie name Purpose Expiry
IDE Uses “Google” to track and report website visitor activity after viewing or clicking on one of the advertiser's ads to measure ad effectiveness and show user-like ads. 1 year 1 months
gcl_au Uses “Google AdSense” to evaluate ad effectiveness 3 months
_fbp Uses “” to deliver ads 3 months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Uses “Youtube” to evaluate the bandwidth of a visitor's data transmission used to transmit an appropriate quality video clip 6 months
YSC Uses “Youtube” to give a visitor a unique identifier to store statistics on what videos a visitor has watched from “YouTube” Session
VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA “YouTube” cookie that retains site user cookie consent status 6 months

How to control cookies?

Most web browsers allow visitors to control and delete cookies. Please note that if cookies are rejected or deleted, you may not be able to fully use the functionality of LBTU website.

A site user has the ability to change their cookie consent by pressing the “Privacy Settings” button located in the lower right corner of that website.

How to contact us?

If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints regarding how we handle cookies, please contact with LBTU by the following e-mail: