The expiration time for new job artifacts in CI/CD pipelines is now 30 days (GitLab default). Previously generated artifacts in already completed jobs will not be affected by the change. The latest artifacts for all jobs in the latest successful pipelines will be kept. More information: https://gitlab.lrz.de/help/user/admin_area/settings/continuous_integration.html#default-artifacts-expiration

Tags give the ability to mark specific points in history as being important
Repository has no tags yet.
Use git tag command to add a new one:
git tag -a v1.4 -m 'version 1.4'