WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files that are stored on the electronic device through which you access our website, specifically through the browser used for this purpose, and collect information about your habits of use of it. Their main function is to facilitate and accommodate your browsing experience, but as this is not the only reason for its use, they will also serve other purposes, namely to help us in commercial, advertising and even statistical terms.
TYPES OF EXISTING COOKIES:
It is important to differentiate the cookies of temporary duration (session) of those who are cookies of long-term (persistent).
The first ones are used only for the duration of the visit to the website, after which they are deleted, and aim to ensure that the user does not have to log in to the website when switching pages. The seconds , are stored on the user's device after cessation of use of the website , for the period indicated therein as " expiration date" or "time" , and want to enable the user back to the same resuming your browsing according to the settings initially for itself defined, for example , keeping the language settings.
Cookies may be differentiated and categorized according to their various purposes, regardless of whether they are own or third party cookies. These are some examples:
REQUIRED - These are always active even if you do not accept this policy since they are intended for system operability. That is, allow access to basic navigation functions and secure zones of the website.
SECURITY - These tend to be long-lasting cookies since they are intended to avoid risks to the security of the website, namely, they are used against acts of identity theft in general. They may even be used to help determine the need for further security measures and do not require user authorization.
LOGIN, AUTHENTICATION - When the user login to the website, these cookies store information such as an associated ID number and login time on their device, allowing him navigate on the website or other web pages opened in the browser without having to sign in constantly. It is usually a temporary cookie.
PREFERENCES - These cookies store preference settings, such as language or privacy settings, so they do not have to be reset each time you return to the website. By their nature, they tend to be long-lasting cookies.
INFORMATION PROVIDED - What is concerned is the information the user wants to provide while using the website. These cookies store, by way of example, completed but not submitted forms. This will allow the user to resume these options, even if he log out of the website, when he log in again. This information will be stored through long-term cookies.
TARGET ADVERTISING - Collects information about the use made of the website (viewed articles, clicks made, ads viewed), allowing to identify the interests of the user so that advertising directed at the user is in his best interest. This type of cookie can be used to help potential sellers display ads of interest to give the user a personalized experience on their visit to the website. These cookies tend to be long lasting/long-term, as they are stored so that they can be read on an upcoming visit to the website.
STATISTICS - Collect information that measures the efficiency of the services provided and the business activity developed, for example by collecting the IP address of website users and monitoring their number of visits, all for the development of statistics on the operations available to the user. Reasons why they are tend to be long lasting cookies.
PERFORMANCE, ANALYSIS - They try to understand if the resources necessary for the good use of the website are available to the user and, if the accessible tools, are the most appropriate for this purpose; for continuous performance improvement. These tend to be long-lasting cookies.
I WANT TO KNOW SOME OF THE COOKIES USED:
WHAT IF YOU DO NOT ALLOW COOKIES?
The use of these technologies is not mandatory, but…! Deleting or blocking a cookie may mean that some features of our website become obsolete.
Even so: our policies aim to collect data on these terms with your express prior consent.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES?
On the other hand, third party cookies can be “baked” like cookies that are… only when you put them in the oven! In other words: if you use other services associated with our website that operate on similar technologies like Plug-ins.
There are several reasons why we may allow third party technologies on our website. First, because these entities are contracted to provide certain services that justify it, such as the GOOGLE ANALYTICS services, aimed at the statistical and advertising analysis of the website.
These entities can now place and read their own cookies on your device and collect information about your use of the website.
… PLUG-WHAT? OH NO!
CROSS-BORDER DATA TRANSFER?
DO YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION?
You may request the information you consider necessary in relation to the processing of your data and please be advised that a fee may apply for unfounded or excessive requests. You can do this by sending an email to [indicate email]; or by contacting our Data Protection Officer: HEDA - DATA PROTECTION OFFICERS: Rua João Ramalho, 141, 4200-292 Porto - (+351) - 220995423 - firstname.lastname@example.org - http: / /www.hedadpo.pt/.
To this end, we may require evidence of ownership of the personal data you wish to exercise your rights.
 Cookies can also be deleted at all times by following the instructions provided by your browser, such as: