What is a Cookie?
Cookies are files that contain small amounts of information that is downloaded to the user’s device when visiting a Web page.
The main objective is to recognize the user whenever he/she accesses the Website, as well as allowing the improvement of the quality together with the better use of the site and objectively simplifying the navigation process.
Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet, they do not damage the user’s equipment or device, and if activated in the configuration of your browser, they help to identify and resolve possible errors in the operation of the Website.
By accessing the website, the user expressly consents to the use of this type of Cookies in their devices.
If Cookies are deactivated, Website navigation may not be optimized, and some of the features on the Website may not work correctly.
- Essential Cookies: They allow browsing the website and the use of your applications, also allowing access to safe areas of the website. Without these cookies, the services you have requested can not be provided.
- Persistent cookies stay on your device after you’ve visited our website. For example, if you tick the 'Remember my ID' box when you log onto Online Banking a persistent cookie will be used, so that the website remembers you the next time you use it. Persistent cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor.
- Third Party Cookies: Measure the success of applications and the effectiveness of third-party advertising. They can also be used to customize a widget with user data.
User setup to prevent Cookies
This way, the user can block Cookies through the browser configuration tools.
Cookie settings can still be changed in the user’s browser preferences by following the indications on the subsequent links:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/pt-pt/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10
Mozila Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/pt-PT/kb/ativar-e-desativar-cookies-que-os-Websites-utiliza