Cookie Policy

This document explains how SIA Draugiem (hereinafter referred to as draugiem.lv) uses cookies on its website www.draugiem.lv, including its mobile version and mobile app (hereinafter each referred to as the website).

What are cookies?


Cookies are small text files created by the website and sent to the browser on the user’s device (computer, smartphone, tablet) when they visit the website. The user’s browser will send data back to the website on each subsequent visit, allowing the website to recognise the user and recall the user settings (e.g. user ID, language, video and audio volume etc.

How and why does draugiem.lv use cookies?


  • Mandatory cookies. These cookies are essential because they allow the undisturbed use of the website. Without these cookies, connection to the user’s profile and full use of the website functionality is not possible. These cookies identify the user’s device but do not disclose the user’s identity, do not collect or compile user information. These cookies are stored on the user’s device until the browser is closed.
  • Functional cookies. These cookies allow the full and convenient use of the website, and allow users to effectively use the features of the website in a personalised way. Functional cookies keep track of user choices and enable custom features. For instance, they allow “Remember me” functionality, which allows the user to avoid entering their e-mail and password each time, save the user’s preferred playback volume in the Music section etc. These cookies are stored on the user’s device permanently.
  • Targeting, or ad cookies. These cookies allow advertisements and notifications to be tailored to the user and their interests. These cookie are analyses used in order to adapt the advertisements and notifications based on the user’s preferences and their location, to limit the user’s access to certain advertisements, and to measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns. These cookies are stored on the user’s device permanently.
  • Analytics cookies. These cookies collect information when users use the website to e.g. determine which sections are used most frequently, or what services are used more often. The information is used for analysis, to determine what users find interesting, and how the website can be made more convenient. These cookies identify the user’s device but do not disclose their identity. Draugiem.lv may involve third parties in analysing such cookies, e.g. Google Analytics, Gemius etc. These cookies are stored on the user’s device permanently.

Third Party Cookies


Third party cookies are set by other persons (companies) whose services are used by draugiem.lv, or whose services are related to the website. For instance, third party cookies may be used for analytics services, telling draugiem.lv what is and what is not popular. Similarly, other websites visited by the user may also incorporate the use of cookies, such as YouTube, and such websites may set cookies of their own, allowing the sharing of content on social networks or obtain access statistics. Third party cookies are beyond the control of draugiem.lv; to find out more about these cookies, please visit the relevant third party’s website.

Saving, limiting and rejecting cookies


Upon visiting the website, the user will see a notice about the use of cookies by the website. By closing this notice, the user of the relevant device confirms acquaintance with this cookie policy and consent to the information about cookies (including the types and uses of cookies, involvement of third parties etc.).
The user may control or delete cookies at their discretion. If the user does not want cookies stored on their device, the user may change the settings of their browser. Settings must be changed separately in each browser. The user should note that refusing the use of mandatory and functional cookies is not possible because the full-featured use of the website is impossible without them.
Cookies are sent to the user’s device by draugiem.lv as the operator of the website, and these are referred to as “first party” cookies. Some cookies may be sent to the user’s device by a third party unrelated to draugiem.lv, and these are referred to as “third party” cookies

Changes to our Cookie Policy


Draugiem.lv may modify this cookie policy at any time. The user is obliged to regularly review the content of this document and be aware of any changes to it.

Contact information


For more on the use of cookies on our website, send your enquiry to the SIA Draugiem e-mail address, draugiem@draugiem.lv.