Cookies Policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie is an information file automatically placed on the hard drive of users' computers or mobile devices when they access certain websites. Cookies identify the navigation program on the server, enabling the storage of information on the server, in order to improve User experience.

The information collected concerns Users' browsing preferences, namely the way in which Users access and use the website, and the area of the country from where they access the website, among others, thus not including any information that identifies them, but just mere general information.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies, although it is possible to set the browser to refuse all cookies or to inform when a cookie is being sent, as described below. Note, however, that if you refuse cookies, some website features may not work properly.

Why Do We Use Cookies?

Our Website uses cookies under the terms described below, and the Municipality of Porto is the entity responsible for their processing.

The aim of using cookies is to improve website performance and to maximize your experience when browsing through it, namely by allowing faster and more efficient browsing, and by doing away with the need to repeatedly enter the same information. This Cookie Policy explains how we do this. In any case, should you have any queries regarding the terms of operation of the cookies used by the Municipality of Porto, please send us an email to

Cookie Management

All browsers allow the respective users to accept, refuse or delete cookies, namely by selecting the appropriate settings in the respective browser.

Please note, however, that disabling cookies may partially or fully affect your browsing experience on the Website.

You can set up cookies in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser.

To learn more about cookies, please visit, where you can find information on how to manage your settings for the various browser providers.


The Municipality of Porto reserves the right to change, add, update or delete, either partially or totally, this information on cookies, at any time, without prior notice and with immediate effect.

The list of cookies will be updated whenever required, as the features or services made available through this Website change. Without prejudice, during said update, that the list may no longer include a given cookie.

Users are advised to periodically check this page to confirm if any updates or changes have been made.

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How to contact us

Should you have any questions, comments or doubts about this Cookies Policy or regarding any other information handling practices on this Website, please contact us via email to