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What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that a website, when visited by the user, places on their computer or mobile device through the internet browser. Placing cookies will help the website to recognize your device the next time the user visits it. We use the term cookies in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way. The cookies used do not collect information that identifies the user. Cookies collect generic information, namely how users arrive and use the websites or the area of the country/countries through which they access the website, etc. Cookies only retain information related to your preferences. At any time, the user can, through their internet browser, decide to be notified about the receipt of cookies, as well as block their entry into their system. Refusal to use cookies on the website may result in the impossibility of accessing some of its areas or receiving personalized information.

What are cookies for

Our cookies have different functions:

Essential cookies – Some cookies are essential to access specific areas of our website. They allow browsing on the website and the use of its applications, as well as accessing secure areas of the website through login. Without these cookies, services that require them cannot be provided.

Analytical cookies – We use these cookies to analyze how users use the website and monitor its performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by personalizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we use performance cookies to find out which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, or to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. Based on site usage, we may also use these cookies to highlight articles or services on the site that we think will be of interest to users. These cookies are used only for statistical creation and analysis purposes, without ever collecting personal information.

Functionality cookies – We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember user preferences. For example, cookies prevent typing the user's name each time they access the website. We also use functionality cookies to provide advanced services to the user, such as commenting on an article. In short, functionality cookies store the user's preferences regarding the use of the website, so that it is not necessary to reconfigure the website each time they visit it.

The cookies used may be:

Permanent cookies – They are stored at the browser level on your access devices (PC, mobile and tablet) and are used whenever the user makes a new visit to the website. They are generally used to direct navigation according to the user's interests, allowing us to provide a more personalized service.

Session cookies – They are temporary, they remain in the cookies of your internet browser (browser) until you leave the website. The information obtained allows you to identify problems and provide a better browsing experience.

Cookies we use

The following list explains how cookies are used on this website.

a) Strictly Necessary Cookies

· Origin: this website
· Name: ci_session
· Description: Cookie used to develop PHP-based platforms, to maintain the user state during the session, for greater consistency of the user experience.
· Duration: Session

b) Analytical 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 request rate
· Duration: 10 minutes

Block cookies

As we explained, cookies help you get the most out of our websites. After authorizing the use of cookies, the user can always disable part or all of our cookies by following the instructions corresponding to the browser they are using. Please note that by disabling cookies, parts of our website may not function correctly.

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 visit the link: www.allaboutcookies.org