1. What are cookies

A cookie is information that is automatically placed in the computer's hard drive when accessing certain sites. A cookie only identifies the browser in the server, allowing for the storage of information in the server to improve the users' web experience and analyse and review the site performance.

The information processed regards the Users' browsing preferences, such as the way Users access and use the site and in which location they access it and they do not include, as such, any information or personal data regarding the Users but instead only generic information.

Most browsers are programmed to accept cookies, although it is possible to reconfigure the browser to refuse all cookies or to warn when a cookie is being sent. However, please note that some features of our site might not work properly in case cookies are deactivated.

2. Why do we use cookies

Our site uses cookies, as described below and the Municipality of Porto shall be the entity responsible thereby.

The use of cookies is aimed at improving the performance of our site and optimizing your browsing experience, namely by allowing for faster and more efficient browsing, since it eliminates the need to introduce repeated information. The Cookie Policy explains how we do it. Should you have any questions regarding the functioning of cookies used by Municipality of Porto, please contact us by email at rgpd@cm-porto.pt.

3. Cookies management

All browsers allow each user to accept, refuse, or eliminate cookies, namely by selecting the appropriate settings in the browser.

Be aware that the deactivation of cookies might affect, partially or in its entirety, the site browsing experience.

You can configure the cookies in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser.

The cookies may be deactivated, depending on your browser.

To learn more about cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org, where you can find information on how to manage cookies on various internet browsers.

4. Changes

The Municipality of Porto reserves the right to change, add, update or delete, partially or totally, the terms of this Cookies Policy at any time, without prior notice and with immediate effect.

The cookies list will be updated when necessary, as the functions or the site services are subject to any change. Without prejudice to this, during the said update, it is possible that some cookies cease to be included in said list. In any case, the cookies will have the same purpose as the ones listed below.

Users should review this document on a regular basis in order to confirm whether updates or further changes were made.

5. Cookie settings

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on "Manage Cookie Preferences" at the top of this page, and select the different cookie categories to change our default settings. Blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on the site. In some cases, data obtained from cookies is shared with third parties. You can exercise your right to opt-out of that sharing at any time by disabling cookies. More information here.

6. How to contact us

If you have any questions, comments, or doubts about this Cookie Policy or the data processing practices of the Municipality of Porto, please contact us by email at rgpd@cm-porto.pt


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