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Our cookie policy

Instituto Amaro da Costa is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and that it complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Act. Our Privacy and Cookies Policy explains how any personal information provided to us when using this site, will be treated. It also describes how to use internet cookies and some of the security measures we take to protect your privacy, as well as give certain guarantees about things that you will not do.

The information we collect and how we use it:
When registering in our site, we collect the information you choose to fill in forms on the site. We gather this information so we can process your requests and efficiently manage any transactions, and use it to develop and improve our services. We may use aggregate information for the purpose of monitoring the use of our services and to help us develop and improve our site. The aggregated information and statistics do not, however, include details which may be used to identify you. We may have received personal information from other companies and organizations (eg marketing purposes) and we rely on these third parties to obtain your consent for us to use this information. 

We use cookies on this site. A cookie is a small text file that identifies your computer to our server. Cookies themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Cookies are not used to collect personal information.

You have, at any time, the possibility to configure your computer to accept all cookies,in order to be notified whenever a cookie is issued, or not to receive any cookies. The way to do so depends on the browser (web browser) you use. Please consult the "Help" function of your browser. If you accept cookies, they can remain in your computer for many years, unless you delete them. Please note that turning off cookies may limit the use of sites in general. Here is a list of the main cookies we use and its function: 

  • This PHPSESSID cookie is essential and allows our website to respond to any action that runs the site, such as completing an inquiry form. The site does not work correctly if this cookie is not used.
  • xms_user This cookie is used by back-office users. The site works correctly if this cookie is not used.
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  • __ atuvc  The cookie is created and read by JavaScript on the site that allows the sharing of content on social networks "AddThis". 

Cookie Control:
Web browsers allow you to exercise some cookies control through the browser settings. Most browsers allow you to block cookies or block cookies from specific sites. Browsers can also help you to delete cookies when you close the browser. However, please note that this may mean that any opt-outs or preferences set in the site will be lost. To learn more about cookies, including knowing how cookies were created and how to manage and delete them, visit  which includes information on managing your settings for the various browser vendors. 

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser:
To provide visitors with a wider choice about how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the site itself or to other web analytics services. Learn more about the Google Analytics Opt-out extra Brower.

Acceptance of these terms:
By using this site, you agree to the collection and use of your information as set out in this cookies and privacy policy. If we change our privacy or cookies policy, those changes will be posted on this site.