Privacy notice


We take protecting your personal data very seriously and treat all personal data with confidentiality and in compliance with the legal data privacy provisions and this data privacy statement.

As a rule, you can visit our website without entering personal data. Whenever personal data are requested (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) on our web pages, this occurs as far as possible on a voluntary basis. These data are in part transferred to third parties in accordance with this data privacy statement. Please note that security risks associated with transferring data in the internet (e.g. communications sent via e-mail) can never be completely eliminated. Absolute protection against third-party access is not possible.

We have the right to modify our data privacy policy at any time through publication on this website.

Users access our website via SSL/TLS protocols.


In some cases, our internet pages use ‘cookies’. Cookies cannot harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help us to improve your experience on our website and to make your visit safer and more effective. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

The most commonly used cookies on our website are so-called ‘session cookies’. These are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies are stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies help us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our site.

You can customise your browser to receive information on how cookies are used and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to accept cookies for specific purposes or to generally reject cookies and to automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. Please note that deactivating cookies can interfere with the functionality of this website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’: text files that are stored on your computer and that permit the ways in which you use our website to be analysed. The information the cookie collects about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the US, where it is stored.

Google uses this information on our behalf to analyse your use of the website, to create reports on website activity and to provide us with other services connected with use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser for Google Analytics purposes is not combined with other data from Google.

You can prevent cookies being stored on your computer by changing the settings for your browser software; please note, however, that if you do so, you will not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website as well data connected with use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link ( 

Please note that, on this website, Google Analytics has been augmented with the additional function ‘anonymizelp’ in order to guarantee anonymous collection of IP addresses (IP masking).


Our website is hosted by Xelon Ltd, Schochenmühlestrasse 6, 6340 Baar, Switzerland The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information about your visit in the form of so-called ‘server log files’, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • IP address
  • Browser type and version
  • User operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing device
  • Time of the server request

These data cannot be directly linked to a specific person. These data are not connected to other sources of data. If there are clear indications of illegal use, we reserve the right to review these data at a later date.

Right to information, erasure, restriction

You have the right at all times to obtain information free of charge about your personal data stored, about their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing; you also have the right to rectification, restriction or erasure of these data. In case of questions on this and other matters concerning personal data, please contact us at the following address:

City of Lucerne
City Archives (Stadtarchiv)
Ruopigenstrasse 38
6015 Lucerne

+41 41 208 73 80