Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies are small text files that a website, when visited by the user, places on his/her computer or mobile device through the internet browser. Placing cookies will help the website recognize the device next time the user visits it. We use the term cookies in the present policy to refer to all the files collecting information in this way. The cookies used do not collect user identifying information. Cookies collect generic information, namely the way users get to and use websites or the region of the country/countries where they access the website, etc. Cookies retain only information related to your preferences. The user can, at any time and through his/her internet browser, decide to be notified about cookies installation as well as block its entrance in the system. Refusal of using cookies on the website may result in the failure to access some areas or receiving personalized information.


WHAT ARE COOKIES USED FOR
Our cookies have different functions:

Essential cookies — Some cookies are essential to access specific areas of our website. They enable you to navigate the website and use its applications, such as accessing secure areas of the website by loggin in. Without these cookies, services that require it cannot be provided.

Analytical cookies — We use these cookies to analyse the way users use the website and to monitor its performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by personalizing our offer and quickly identify and correct any problems arising. For instance, we use performance cookies to know which are the most popular pages, what is the most effective connection method between pages, or to determine the reason why some pages are getting error messages. Based on the website usage, we can also use these cookies to highlight website articles or services that we consider interesting for the users. These cookies are used only for statistics creation and analysis purposes and never collect personal information.

Functionality cookies — We use functionality cookies to be able to remember the user’s preferences. For instance, cookies prevent the user to type his/her name every time he/she accesses the website. We also use functionality cookies to provide advanced services to the user such as commenting on an article. In short, functionality cookies keep the user’s preferences regarding the website usage so there is no need for him/her to configure them every time he/she visits it.

Third party cookies — Are used for measuring the success of applications and the effectiveness of third party advertising.

Advertising cookies — Are used for directing advertising according to each user’s interests, allowing the limitation of the number of times the ad is visualized. These cookies help measure the effectiveness of advertising. However, they do not identify the user.

Cookies used may be:

Permanent cookies — They are stored on the internet browser of your device (PC, mobile or tablet) and are used whenever the user visits the website. Usually, they are used to direct the browsing according to the user’s interests, allowing us to provide a more personalized service.

Session cookies — Are temporary, remain in your internet browser until you leave the website. The information obtained enables the identification of problems and the provision of a better browser experience.

 

COOKIES WE USE
The following list explains how cookies are used in the present website.

a) Strictly Necessary Cookies
· Origin: Own
· Name: ci_session
· Description: Cookie used to develop platforms with PHP base, to maintain the state of the user throughout the session, for a better consistency on the user’s experience.
· Duration: Session

b) Performance Cookies
· Origin: Third parties (.google.com)
· Name: _gid
· Description: Cookie generated by Google Analytics and used to distinguish users.
· Duration: 24 hours
· Origin: Third parties (.google.com)
· Name: _ga
· Description: Cookie generated by Google Analytics and used to distinguish users.
· Duration: 2 years
· Origin: Third parties (.google.com)
· Name: _gat
· Description: Cookie generated by Google Analytics and used to control the solicitation rate
· Duration: 10 minutes


BLOCKING COOKIES
As previously explained, cookies help you get the most out of our websites. After giving permission to the use of cookies, the user may always partially or completely disable our cookies by following the respective instructions according to the browser in use. Please note that by disabling cookies, parts of our website may not function properly.
How to disable cookies in your browser:
a) For Google Chrome users: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
b) For Internet Explorer users: https://support.microsoft.com/pt-pt/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
c) For Microsoft Edge users: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
d) For Mozilla Firefox users: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
e) For Apple Safari users: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042


MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
For more information about cookies please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org