Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

This Cookies Policy seeks to explain, in a transparent and specific manner, how the personal information collected through the use of the website is used. It is in this spirit that PDA PORTUGAL, through this Cookies Policy, details how, when and why Cookies are used on this website.

This website uses Cookies to ensure that we offer a unique and personalised experience. By continuing to explore the website, the visitor expressly agrees to this Cookie Policy.

For any questions about this website’s Cookie Policy, visitors may contact PDA PORTUGAL via the following contact points:

Email: [email protected]

2. What are Cookies?

Cookies are digital files containing small pieces of information (and usually with a unique identifier), which are downloaded and stored on the visitor’s device of a given website. They can be temporary (automatically deleted when the browser is closed) or persistent (until a set expiry date), as well as original (set by the organisation operating the site) or the responsibility of third parties.

Cookies can be categorised according to their purpose. Some Cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the website, while others collect statistical information in order to analyse the use of the website and its performance. Some cookies are used to ensure the availability of additional website features or to save the visitor’s browsing preferences whenever they use the same device. Other cookies can also be used to measure the success of applications and the effectiveness of third-party advertising. Visitors can find out more about which cookies are used on this website from the list below. PDA PORTUGAL undertakes to update this list, so it may not reflect, at all times, the Cookies actually in use.

For more information on Cookies, visitors can consult two platforms that provide more detailed information on Cookies and which have no commercial or legal relationship with PDA PORTUGAL: ou

3. Why use Cookies?

The use of Cookies is practically universal to all websites, in no way harming the devices (computers, tablets, mobile phones, etc.) on which they are stored and allowing for a better experience of using the platforms themselves, both in terms of performance and navigation, since the content provided will be more orientated to the real needs and expectations of users.

Cookies thus allow the Website to memorise information about your visit, such as your preferred language, your location, the recurrence of your sessions and other variables that we consider relevant to making your search experience much more comfortable and efficient.

4. Cookies used and their respective purposes

PDA PORTUGAL details below the information on the cookies used on the website, as well as the purposes for which the data is processed.

This website or emails sent by PDA PORTUGAL may contain links to other websites or applications, including those run by various partners. If the user accesses one of these links or applications, they should bear in mind that the respective Cookie Policies are the sole responsibility of the organisations that manage them. For this reason, the user should read the Cookie Policies of other platforms or applications before using them.

Cookie NameResponsible EntityExpiry dateReason/Purpose
1P_JARGoogle1 mounthUsed to gather website statistics and track conversion rates.
APISIDGoogle2 yearsUsed by Google to store user preferences.
CONSENTGoogle18 yearsTechnical cookie that controls the acceptance of cookies.
DVGoogleSessionsUsed by Google to store user preferences.
HSIDGoogle2 yearsUsed by Google to store user preferences.
NIDGoogle6 mounthsThe NID cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you want displayed per page (e.g. 10 or 20) and whether you want to activate Google’s SafeSearch filter.
SAPISIDGoogle2 yearsUsed by Google to store user preferences.
SIDGoogle2 YearsUsed by Google to store user preferences.
SIDCCGoogle3 mounthsSecurity cookie to protect user data from unauthorised access.
SSIDGoogle2 yearsUsed by Google to store user preferences.
SEARCH_SAMESITEGoogle6 mounthsUsed by Google to prevent CSRF attacks.
_GApdaportugal.com2 anosData from Google Analytics used to anonymise unique users and speed up the frequency of updates.
You can find the full privacy policy here:
_GIDpdaportugal.com24 hoursData from Google Analytics used to anonymise unique users and speed up the frequency of updates.
You can find the full privacy policy here:

5. Do I have to accept the use of cookies?

In compliance with current legislation, with the exception of strictly necessary cookies and performance/analysis cookies, this website may only use Cookies with the prior express consent of the visitor. PDA PORTUGAL undertakes to use Cookies only for the purposes referred to in the previous point.

It is important to note that the use of Cookies is essential for the correct functioning of the website as a whole, so their acceptance is recommended.

6. Cookie management

Most browsers allow control over the Cookies stored on the visitor’s devices, as well as their immediate deletion if the user wishes to stop allowing the local storage of Cookies.

Users can always configure the devices and browsers they use to accept all or some Cookies, to notify them whenever a cookie is issued, or to never receive Cookies. In order for visitors to be able to manage their Cookies from their browser in a simple and intuitive way, they should check and parameterise the Cookie Management on the browser they use according to their preferences.

PDA PORTUGAL reserves the right to update this policy at any time, according to legal requirements and/or business needs.

This Cookies Policy was last updated on 25 July 2020.

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