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Cookie Policy for Discover Oporto


What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.


Type of Cookies
Session cookies - these are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your surfing session. The next time you visit that particular site it will not recognise you and will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is nothing in your browser to let the site know that you have visited before.

Persistent cookies - these remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last.

Technical Cookies: used to allow proper function of the website.

Preference cookies: used to enable our website to remember the information saved by the user, such as preferred language.

Analytic (or statistical) cookies: used to collect anonymous information about user’s behaviour on our website. This information can be used for statistical analysis in order to improve the website, develop communication strategies and optimize content. Analytic cookies are sent from the site itself or by third-party domains.

Third-party cookies to integrate products and functions: this type of cookies integrates features developed by third parties within the pages of the website as the preferences expressed in social network in order to share the contents of the website or for the use of third party software services such as Google Maps, Youtube, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest etc. This type of cookies are sent from third-party domains that offer their functionality through the pages of the website. This specific cookies are not controlled by us in any way and are present on the website only to allow browsing experience better and more engaging. Therefore we do not take any responsibility for the information recorded by these cookies and for any use by third-parties.

Profiling cookies: used to create user profiles in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user within the pages of the website.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies...


How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.


Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.


Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.


More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

Email: geral@www.discoveroporto.com